The building permit process for your home renovation


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The building permit process for your home renovation

  1. 1. Martin GradyCity of Winnipeg, Zoning and Permit Process
  2. 2. 5/2/2013 2The Building PermitProcess for your HomeRenovation.Zoning and Permits BranchPlanning, Property andDevelopment DepartmentUnit 31 – 30 Fort Street986-5140Martin GradyZoning and Permits Administrator
  3. 3. 5/2/2013 3Do I need a permit??? Go on line at, Contact the Zoning and PermitsBranch @ 986-5140. Ask your Renovator or buildingcontractor.
  4. 4. 5/2/2013 4Do I need a Permit???A Permit is not required for:Patching, painting or decorating and new flooring.Replacement of stucco or siding and roof shingles.Fences and decks in the rear less than 24 in. high.Sheds less than 108 sq. ft.Doors and windows if the opening is not altered.Non-structural work other than plumbing and electrical.
  5. 5. 5/2/2013 5The value of a Permit Permits ensure that your projectwill promote the health, safety andwell-being of your family and yourcommunity. Plan review and inspections are done by professionalswho are experienced and well-trained in health, safetyand accessibility standards. You have the knowledge that your project is incompliance with applicable codes and by-laws Ease in selling your home. Prospective buyers have aright to expect that all renovations comply with codes,by-laws and standards. Your building project may qualify under the HomeRenovation tax assistance program.
  6. 6. 5/2/2013 6Who can apply for apermit? Owner: Advantages…. Cost effective, your time, your money. Take ownership in the entire process. Possible disadvantages…. Must be able to answer technicalquestions relating to codes and by-laws. Could spend anywhere from 3 minutes or3 hours waiting for service, depending ontime of the year and other servicedemands. Depending on the quality of theapplication, permit approval could takelonger if something is missing.
  7. 7. 5/2/2013 7Who can apply for apermit? Contractor: Advantages… Experts in the Permit process. Knowledge of building codes. Access to licensed plumbing andelectrical sub-contractors. Appointment and application drop-offsystem for registered contractors. Quick response to any questions orissues that may arise during review.
  8. 8. 5/2/2013 8What is needed to applyfor a Building Permit? Constructiondrawings, includingstructural,architectural plans. Depending on size andproject complexity, aprofessional ( anEngineer, or Architect)may be required. Additional approvalssuch as, electrical andplumbing permits areusually required.
  9. 9. 5/2/2013 9What is needed to applyfor a Building Permit? Detailed site planincluding all propertydimensions andlocations of buildings. For dwellingadditions you mayrequire a Surveyor’sBuilding LocationCertificate to ensurethe structurecomplies with zoning.
  10. 10. 5/2/2013 10What is the fee for aBuilding Permit?Residential Permit Fees For new house construction and new additionsto an existing house - $2.45 per sq.m. For basement development - $119.00. For a secondary suite - $119.00+$2.45 per sq.m. Detached garage - $119.00 Pools and decks - $54.00 Electrical and Plumbing fees new - $119.00 Electrical permit for renos - $119.00 Plumbing permit for reno’s - $ per drain/fixture Note: Fees are payable upon issuance and pickup of the building permit.
  11. 11. 5/2/2013 11What is Zoning ? Divides the City up intodistricts. Zoning regulates the useand development of landand buildings. Two ways to do this: ByUse and by rules. Zoning Bylaw 200/2006 isfor the City and ZoningBylaw 100/04 is for theDowntown.
  12. 12. 5/2/2013 12What is Zoning ? There are five broad categoriesof land use or Zoning Districts: Residential Commercial Industrial Agricultural Parks/Institutional
  13. 13. 5/2/2013 13Zoning Variance /Conditional Use When it is impossible or impractical tocomply with the “bulk” / “Built form”requirements of the zoning by-law, anapplication to vary the by-law can bemade. Depending on the nature/scopeof the variance application, it may beapproved, approved with conditions ordenied by the BOA, CC, or the ZoningAdministrator on behalf of the Director.
  14. 14. 5/2/2013 14Zoning Variance /Conditional Use Conditional Use means, a use ofland that by it’s unique character,may or may not have an impact onadjoining properties. This couldinclude land uses that havesignificant vehicular or pedestriantraffic, noise, hours of operation orpossible noxious emissions. Home Based Businesses andSecondary Suites require aconditional use approval.
  15. 15. 5/2/2013 15OTHER APPROVALPROCESSES Plan examination Streets &Transportation Public Works Water & Waste Waterways Inspections
  16. 16. 5/2/2013 16One-Stop-Shop31 – 30 Fort Street A single location where all Buildingpermit applications are submittedand issued from. The Zoning and Permits Branch willdetermine what department or civicdiscipline should review yourproject.
  17. 17. 5/2/2013 17No matter how big or small your project is,we are here to help and guide you throughthe permit process.Together, we can build one great City, onerenovation project at a time….