The Planning Services Department is responsible for conducting various planning projects and initiatives (e.g. zoning by-laws, secondary plans, research), as well as processing planning applications (e.g. subdivision, variance, etc.).

In addition, the Planning Services Department offers advice to the Planning District Board and our Municipal Councils on planning applications, and, provides information to our Municipal Councils, local residents, stakeholders, and applicants on planning related matters.

Building & Development

In the Province of Manitoba it is a legal requirement that a building permit be obtained prior to any type of construction. A permit is required if you are intending to construct, add to, alter, demolish, replace or relocate any building or part of a building or structure and/or; change or alter the use of land, buildings or structures. Applications will be reviewed by the Red River Planning District to determine compliance with the Manitoba Building Code and in order to ensure compliance with municipal building and zoning by-laws.

Building permit applications are accepted between 8:30am and 4:15pm Monday to Friday. For information regarding building regulations, please call 204-864-2092. Please note that in office paper building plan submissions must be no larger than 11x17. Anything larger than 11x17, will be required to be submitted in digital form.

To ensure all proposed buildings are designed and constructed in accordance with accepted standards, codes and by-laws, the appropriate permits must be issued and inspections must occur.

Please see the Permits and Zoning pages for more information.

Inspection Requests

Building inspection requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours in advance. There are two ways to request a building inspection:

All work must be ready to be inspected at the time of the request.