photo of single family dwellings in a residential area in front of a retention pond.

Detached/Single-Family Dwelling

Is a (home, house, or dwelling) is a building that does not share wall with other houses. The building is usually occupied by just one household or family, and consists of just one dwelling unit or suite. In some jurisdictions allowances are made for basement suites or mother-in-law suites without changing the description from “single family”. It does exclude, however, any short-term accommodation (hotel, motels, inns), large-scale rental accommodation (rooming or boarding houses, apartments).

Permits Required

  • Building Permit/Development Permit
  • Plumbing Permit
  • Drainage Permit
  • Demo Permit (if there is an existing structure),
  • Approach Permit
  • Sewer and Water Connection Permit
  • Electrical Permit (this is not a city permit, you must go to Manitoba Hydro)

Locates must be done prior to starting your project

Drawings Required

  • Site Plan (see Frequently Asked Questions page for requirements),
  • Construction Drawings
    • Floor Plan (if you’re pouring a basement but not finishing it, we still need a drawing showing where the windows are going to be located along with any bathrooms must be labelled)
    • Cross Sections
    • Window Schedule
    • Foundation Plans
    • Engineered Drawings (if applicable)
    • Plumbing Schematics (if a licensed plumber won’t be doing the plumbing)
  • Engineered Drainage Plan (if applicable)
  • Status of Title (issued by the Winnipeg Land Titles Office no later than 30 days before the date of application).

Site Requirements

 

Minimum Standards

Front Yard

20 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Rear Yard

25 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Interior Side Yard

5 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Corner Side Yard

10 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Height*

30 feet

Maximum Coverage

40% of lot

Unit Area**

800 square feet

Building Separation

8 feet from Principal Building

Eaves: Side Yard

1 foot from property line (finished exterior) (3.25.1.1)

Eaves: Rear Yard

1 foot from property line (finished exterior) (3.25.1.1)

*see definition of height in the Zoning By-Law

**Unit Area is considered a minimum building area (footprint) on an individual lot

Permits Required

  • Building Permit/Development Permit
  • Plumbing Permit
  • Drainage Permit
  • Demo Permit (if there is an existing structure),
  • Approach Permit
  • Sewer and Water Connection Permit
  • Electrical Permit (this is not a city permit, you must go to Manitoba Hydro)

Locates must be done prior to starting your project

Drawings Required

  • Site Plan (see Frequently Asked Questions page for requirements),
  • Construction Drawings
    • Floor Plan (if you’re pouring a basement but not finishing it, we still need a drawing showing where the windows are going to be located along with any bathrooms must be labelled)
    • Cross Sections
    • Window Schedule
    • Foundation Plans
    • Engineered Drawings (if applicable)
    • Plumbing Schematics (if a licensed plumber won’t be doing the plumbing)
  • Engineered Drainage Plan (if applicable)
  • Status of Title (issued by the Winnipeg Land Titles Office no later than 30 days before the date of application)

Site Requirements

 

Minimum Standards

Front Yard

20 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Rear Yard

25 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Interior Side Yard

4 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Corner Side Yard

5 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Height*

30 feet

Maximum Coverage

40% of lot

Unit Area**

500 square feet

Building Separation

8 feet from Principal Building

Eaves: Side Yard

1 foot from property line (finished exterior) (3.25.1.1)

Eaves: Rear Yard

1 foot from property line (finished exterior) (3.25.1.1)

*see definition of height in the Zoning By-Law

**Unit Area is considered a minimum building area (footprint) on an individual lot

Drawings Required

  • Building Permit/Development Permit
  • Plumbing Permit
  • Drainage Permit
  • Demo Permit (if there is an existing structure),
  • Approach Permit
  • Sewer and Water Connection Permit
  • Electrical Permit (this is not a city permit, you must go to Manitoba Hydro)

Locates must be done prior to starting your project

Drawings Required

  • Site Plan (see Frequently Asked Questions page for requirements),
  • Construction Drawings
    • Floor Plan (if you’re pouring a basement but not finishing it, we still need a drawing showing where the windows are going to be located along with any bathrooms must be labelled)
    • Cross Sections
    • Window Schedule
    • Foundation Plans
    • Engineered Drawings (if applicable)
    • Plumbing Schematics (if a licensed plumber won’t be doing the plumbing)
  • Engineered Drainage Plan (if applicable)
  • Status of Title (issued by the Winnipeg Land Titles Office no later than 30 days before the date of application)

Site Requirements

 

Minimum Standards

Front Yard

20 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Rear Yard

25 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Interior Side Yard

5 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Corner Side Yard

10 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Height*

30 feet

Maximum Coverage

40% of lot

Unit Area**

800 square feet

Building Separation

8 feet from Principal Building

Eaves: Side Yard

1 foot from property line (finished exterior) (3.25.1.1)

Eaves: Rear Yard

1 foot from property line (finished exterior) (3.25.1.1)

*see definition of height in the Zoning By-Law

**Unit Area is considered a minimum building area (footprint) on an individual lot

Drawings Required

  • Building Permit/Development Permit
  • Plumbing Permit
  • Drainage Permit
  • Demo Permit (if there is an existing structure),
  • Approach Permit
  • Sewer and Water Connection Permit
  • Electrical Permit (this is not a city permit, you must go to Manitoba Hydro)

Locates must be done prior to starting your project

Drawings Required

  • Site Plan (see Frequently Asked Questions page for requirements),
  • Construction Drawings
    • Floor Plan (if you’re pouring a basement but not finishing it, we still need a drawing showing where the windows are going to be located along with any bathrooms must be labelled)
    • Cross Sections
    • Window Schedule
    • Foundation Plans
    • Engineered Drawings (if applicable)
    • Plumbing Schematics (if a licensed plumber won’t be doing the plumbing)
  • Engineered Drainage Plan (if applicable)
  • Status of Title (issued by the Winnipeg Land Titles Office no later than 30 days before the date of application)

Site Requirements

 

Minimum Standards

Front Yard

100 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Rear Yard

25 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Interior Side Yard

15 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Corner Side Yard

25 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Height*

20 feet

Maximum Coverage

10% of lot

Unit Area**

1000 square feet

Building Separation

8 feet from Principal Building

Eaves: Side Yard

1 foot from property line (finished exterior) (3.25.1.1)

Eaves: Rear Yard

1 foot from property line (finished exterior) (3.25.1.1)

*see definition of height in the Zoning By-Law

**Unit Area is considered a minimum building area (footprint) on an individual lot

a photo of row housing

Multi-Family Dwellings 

This is a residential classification of housing where multiple separate housing units for residential inhabitants are contained within one building or several buildings within one complex. Units can be next to each other, or stacked on top of each other. A common form is an apartment building.

Permits Required

  • Building Permit/Development Permit
  • Plumbing Permit
  • Drainage Permit
  • Demo Permit (if there is an existing structure),
  • Approach Permit
  • Sewer and Water Connection Permit
  • Electrical Permit (this is not a city permit, you must go to Manitoba Hydro)

Locates must be done prior to starting your project

Drawings Required

  • Site Plan (see Frequently Asked Questions page for requirements),
  • Construction Drawings
    • Floor Plan (if you’re pouring a basement but not finishing it, we still need a drawing showing where the windows are going to be located along with any bathrooms must be labelled),
    • Cross Sections
    • Window Schedule
    • Foundation Plans
    • Engineered Drawings (if applicable)
    • Plumbing Schematics (if a licensed plumber won’t be doing the plumbing)
  • Engineered Drainage Plan (if applicable)
  • Status of Title (issued by the Winnipeg Land Titles Office no later than 30 days before the date of the application) 

Site Requirements

 

Minimum Standards

Front Yard

20 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Rear Yard

25 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Interior Side Yard

5 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Corner Side Yard

10 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Height*

30 feet

Maximum Coverage

60% of lot

Unit Area**

1200 square feet

Building Separation

8 feet from Principal Building

Eaves: Side Yard

1 foot from property line (finished exterior) (3.25.1.1)

Eaves: Rear Yard

1 foot from property line (finished exterior) (3.25.1.1)

*see definition of height in the Zoning By-Law

**Unit Area is considered a minimum building area (footprint) on an individual lot

Permits Required

  • Building Permit/Development Permit
  • Plumbing Permit
  • Drainage Permit
  • Demo Permit (if there is an existing structure),
  • Approach Permit
  • Sewer and Water Connection Permit
  • Electrical Permit (this is not a city permit, you must go to Manitoba Hydro)

Locates must be done prior to starting your project

Drawings Required

  • Site Plan (see Frequently Asked Questions page for requirements)
  • Construction Drawings
    • Floor Plan (if you’re pouring a basement but not finishing it, we still need a drawing showing where the windows are going to be located along with any bathrooms must be labelled),
    • Cross Sections
    • Window Schedule
    • Foundation Plans
    • Engineered Drawings (if applicable)
    • Plumbing Schematics (if a licensed plumber won’t be doing the plumbing)
  • Engineered Drainage Plan (if applicable)
  • Status of Title (issued by the Winnipeg Land Titles Office no later than 30 days before the date of application) 

Site Requirements

 

Minimum Standards

Front Yard

20 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Rear Yard

25 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Interior Side Yard

5 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Corner Side Yard

10 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Height*

30 feet

Maximum Coverage

40% of lot

Unit Area**

500 square feet

Building Separation

8 feet from Principal Building

Eaves: Side Yard

1 foot from property line (finished exterior) (3.25.1.1)

Eaves: Rear Yard

1 foot from property line (finished exterior) (3.25.1.1)

*see definition of height in the Zoning By-Law

**Unit Area is considered a minimum building area (footprint) on an individual lot

photo of poeple walking through a commercial development

Commercial/Industrial/Institutional Buildings

These are buildings that include office buildings, retail space, warehouses and more. This differs somewhat from commercial property, which also includes multi-family buildings like apartment buildings (multi-family buildings above). 

Drawings Required

  • Building Permit/Development Permit
  • Plumbing Permit
  • Drainage Permit
  • Demo Permit (if there is an existing structure),
  • Approach Permit
  • Sewer and Water Connection Permit
  • Electrical Permit (this is not a city permit, you must go to Manitoba Hydro)

Locates must be done prior to starting your project

Drawings Required

  • Site Plan (see Frequently Asked Questions page for requirements),
  • Construction Drawings
    • Floor Plan (if you’re pouring a basement but not finishing it, we still need a drawing showing where the windows are going to be located along with any bathrooms must be labelled)
    • Cross Sections
    • Window Schedule
    • Foundation Plans
    • Engineered Drawings (if applicable)
    • Plumbing Schematics (if a licensed plumber won’t be doing the plumbing)
  • Engineered Drainage Plan (if applicable)
  • Status of Title (issued by the Winnipeg Land Titles Office no later than 30 days before the date of application) 

Site Requirements

 

Minimum Standards

Front Yard

0 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Rear Yard

2 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Interior Side Yard

0 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Corner Side Yard

0 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Height*

75 feet

Maximum Coverage

100% of lot

*see definition of height in the Zoning By-Law

Drawings Required

  • Building Permit/Development Permit
  • Plumbing Permit
  • Drainage Permit
  • Demo Permit (if there is an existing structure),
  • Approach Permit
  • Sewer and Water Connection Permit
  • Electrical Permit (this is not a city permit, you must go to Manitoba Hydro)

Locates must be done prior to starting your project

Drawings Required

  • Site Plan (see Frequently Asked Questions page for requirements),
  • Construction Drawings
    • Floor Plan (if you’re pouring a basement but not finishing it, we still need a drawing showing where the windows are going to be located along with any bathrooms must be labelled)
    • Cross Sections
    • Window Schedule
    • Foundation Plans
    • Engineered Drawings (if applicable)
    • Plumbing Schematics (if a licensed plumber won’t be doing the plumbing)
  • Engineered Drainage Plan (if applicable)
  • Status of Title (issued by the Winnipeg Land Titles Office no later than 30 days before the date of the application).

Site Requirements

 

Minimum Standards

Front Yard

40 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Rear Yard

10 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Interior Side Yard

0 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Corner Side Yard

0 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Height*

30 feet

Maximum Coverage

60% of lot

*see definition of height in the Zoning By-Law

Drawings Required

  • Building Permit/Development Permit
  • Plumbing Permit
  • Drainage Permit
  • Demo Permit (if there is an existing structure),
  • Approach Permit
  • Sewer and Water Connection Permit
  • Electrical Permit (this is not a city permit, you must go to Manitoba Hydro)

Locates must be done prior to starting your project

Drawings Required

  • Site Plan (see Frequently Asked Questions page for requirements)
  • Construction Drawings
    • Floor Plan (if you’re pouring a basement but not finishing it, we still need a drawing showing where the windows are going to be located along with any bathrooms must be labelled)
    • Cross Sections
    • Window Schedule
    • Foundation Plans
    • Engineered Drawings (if applicable)
    • Plumbing Schematics (if a licensed plumber won’t be doing the plumbing)
  • Engineered Drainage Plan (if applicable)
  • Status of Title (issued by the Winnipeg Land Titles Office no later than 30 days before the date of the application). 

Site Requirements

 

Minimum Standards

Front Yard

50 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Rear Yard

25 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Interior Side Yard

15 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Corner Side Yard

20 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Height*

30 feet

Maximum Coverage

50% of lot

*see definition of height in the Zoning By-Law

Drawings Required

  • Building Permit/Development Permit
  • Plumbing Permit
  • Drainage Permit
  • Demo Permit (if there is an existing structure),
  • Approach Permit
  • Sewer and Water Connection Permit
  • Electrical Permit (this is not a city permit, you must go to Manitoba Hydro)

Locates must be done prior to starting your project

Drawings Required

  • Site Plan (see Frequently Asked Questions page for requirements)
  • Construction Drawings
    • Floor Plan (if you’re pouring a basement but not finishing it, we still need a drawing showing where the windows are going to be located along with any bathrooms must be labelled)
    • Cross Sections
    • Window Schedule
    • Foundation Plans
    • Engineered Drawings (if applicable)
    • Plumbing Schematics (if a licensed plumber won’t be doing the plumbing)
  • Engineered Drainage Plan (if applicable)
  • Status of Title (issued by the Winnipeg Land Titles Office no later than 30 days before the date of the application)

Site Requirements

 

Minimum Standards

Front Yard

25 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Rear Yard

10 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Interior Side Yard

5 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Corner Side Yard

10 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Height*

45 feet

Maximum Coverage

60% of lot

*see definition of height in the Zoning By-Law

Drawings Required

  • Building Permit/Development Permit
  • Plumbing Permit
  • Drainage Permit
  • Demo Permit (if there is an existing structure),
  • Approach Permit
  • Sewer and Water Connection Permit
  • Electrical Permit (this is not a city permit, you must go to Manitoba Hydro)

Locates must be done prior to starting your project

Drawings Required

  • Site Plan (see Frequently Asked Questions page for requirements),
  • Construction Drawings
    • Floor Plan (if you’re pouring a basement but not finishing it, we still need a drawing showing where the windows are going to be located along with any bathrooms must be labelled)
    • Cross Sections
    • Window Schedule
    • Foundation Plans
    • Engineered Drawings (if applicable)
    • Plumbing Schematics (if a licensed plumber won’t be doing the plumbing)
  • Engineered Drainage Plan (if applicable)
  • Status of Title (issued by the Winnipeg Land Titles Office no later than 30 days before the date of the application)

Site Requirements

 

Minimum Standards

Front Yard

25 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Rear Yard

10 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Interior Side Yard

10 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Corner Side Yard

15 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Height*

n/a

Maximum Coverage

60% of lot

*see definition of height in the Zoning By-Law

Drawings Required

  • Building Permit/Development Permit
  • Plumbing Permit
  • Drainage Permit
  • Demo Permit (if there is an existing structure),
  • Approach Permit
  • Sewer and Water Connection Permit
  • Electrical Permit (this is not a city permit, you must go to Manitoba Hydro)

Locates must be done prior to starting your project

Drawings Required

  • Site Plan (see Frequently Asked Questions page for requirements),
  • Construction Drawings
    • Floor Plan (if you’re pouring a basement but not finishing it, we still need a drawing showing where the windows are going to be located along with any bathrooms must be labelled)
    • Cross Sections
    • Window Schedule
    • Foundation Plans
    • Engineered Drawings (if applicable)
    • Plumbing Schematics (if a licensed plumber won’t be doing the plumbing)
  • Engineered Drainage Plan (if applicable)
  • Status of Title (issued by the Winnipeg Land Titles Office no later than 30 days before the date of the application)

Site Requirements

 

Minimum Standards

Front Yard

30 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Rear Yard

25 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Interior Side Yard

10 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Corner Side Yard

15 feet from property line (finished exterior)

Height*

45 feet

Maximum Coverage

60% of lot

*see definition of height in the Zoning By-Law