Contact Information

Development Services

638 Princess Ave.
Brandon, MB R7A 0P3

Office Phone: 204-729-2110
Fax: 204-728-2406

Email: planning@brandon.ca

Building & Plumbing Permit Applications & Forms

 

Permit Applications

A permit is required to ensure that work complies with the Manitoba Building Code and other relevant City of Brandon by-laws.

Property owners are ultimately responsible to ensure that a permit has been obtained prior to any work commencing on their property. A property owner may delegate another person or firm to obtain a permit on their behalf by providing Development Services with written permission upon application submittal.

 

There are two ways to apply for a permit:

Use this link to navigate to our online application portal

Or

Apply in person at the AR McDiarmid Complex - Door D 638 Princess Ave

 

pdf Certification of Compliance (1.21 MB) - Pursuant to subsection 8 (f) of the City of Brandon Building By-law No. 7258 states when required by the Authority having jurisdiction, a letter to certify compliance with the requirements of the Code and of any permits required.

 

The information provided in each category below contains general requirements for several different permit types. This is a general list, and more requirements may be requested depending on the nature of your building project.

 

Permit Applications

A permit is required to ensure that work complies with the Manitoba Building Code and other relevant City of Brandon by-laws.

Property owners are ultimately responsible to ensure that a permit has been obtained prior to any work commencing on their property. A property owner may delegate another person or firm to obtain a permit on their behalf by providing Development Services with written permission upon application submittal.

 

There are two ways to apply for a permit:

Use this link to navigate to our online application portal

Or

Apply in person at the AR McDiarmid Complex - Door D 638 Princess Ave

 

pdf Certification of Compliance (1.21 MB) - Pursuant to subsection 8 (f) of the City of Brandon Building By-law No. 7258 states when required by the Authority having jurisdiction, a letter to certify compliance with the requirements of the Code and of any permits required.

 

The information provided in each category below contains general requirements for several different permit types. This is a general list, and more requirements may be requested depending on the nature of your building project.

2023 Flood Protection Subsidy Program

pdf Flood Protection Subsidy Application Form (460 KB)

The City of Brandon is bringing back the flood protection subsidy program. This program provides subsidy funding for property owners wanting to install either a sump pump and pit and/or a backwater valve in their home or business. The construction of new buildings will not be considered for this program.

Subsidy funding is available for up to 75% of the total materials and installation cost up to a maximum of $2,500 for the sump pump and pit and up to a maximum of $1,500 for the backwater valve.  Work must be completed by a licensed plumber in order to qualify for funding.  This program is open for all property owners within City of Brandon boundaries.

To qualify for the 2023 program:

1. Obtain a quote from a licensed plumber. If both components are being installed the quote must list the two items separately to show individual costs.

2. The plumber must supply a drawing that includes:

  • Location and type of back water valve relative to basement plumbing
  • Location of sump pit
  • Discharge location of sump pump on exterior of house

 

3. With the quote, subsidy application form filled out by the property owner, and the required drawing(s) apply for a flood protection permit either in person at the City of Brandon Development Services Division (638 Princess Avenue, 7th Street entrance), or via our online portal at permits.brandon.ca. At this point in the process, you will be considered accepted into the program.

4. This program requires a minimum of two inspections by an inspector from the City of Brandon. The first inspection occurs after the components are installed and are still visible for inspection. Another inspection is required after backfill when the work is complete.  Work performed must pass both inspections in order for subsidy funding to occur.

5. Inspections should occur when the plumbing contractor is onsite.

6. Once the work has passed the final inspection, submit proof of payment to the City of Brandon Development Services Division in the form of the paid plumbers invoice. A cheque will be issued and mailed to you from the City of Brandon for the approved subsidy amount. The wait period is approximately 30 days from the day of final inspection and/or submission of a paid invoice.

7. This program has a retroactive component. Installation of components that occurred January 1, 2020, or later, will be considered for subsidy funding if all conditions of the program are met which include but are not limited to:

  • a permit is in place
  • the work has passed an inspection by the City of Brandon
  • proof of payment to the plumber in full

 

8. Applications into the program must be made no later than November 30, 2023, with all work, inspections and the previously noted paperwork submitted to the City of Brandon on December 15, 2023. 

pdf Sump Pit and Pump Regulation (295 KB)

pdf Sump Pit Detail A (143 KB)

pdf Sump Pit Detail B (142 KB)

Addition

To apply for an addition permit, you will need to submit the following information:

Deck

To apply for a deck permit, you will need to submit the following information:

Demolition

Demolition permits follow a process that is different from other permits. Submit your completed PDF Logo Application Form (128 KB), PDF Logo Hazardous Materials Acknowledgement (427 KB) and PDF Logo External Agency Sign Off's (153 KB). The permit review cannot be completed without this information being submitted.

PDF Logo Property Owner Authorization (90 KB) *Note - This is only necessary if you are not the property owner.*        

PDF Logo Asbestos - Frequently Asked Questions (302 KB)

Detached Garage or Shed

To apply for a detached garage or shed permit, you will need to submit the following information:

 Other Information:

Fence

A permit is NOT required for a fence. However, a permit may be required for other structures that require a fence (e.g. a swimming pool).

PDF Logo Constructing a Fence (421 KB)

Home Based Business License

Use this PDF Logo Home Based Business Application Form (605 KB) to apply for the two approvals needed to operate a business out of your residence. The application form can be emailed to planning@brandon.ca or submitted in person to Development Services at the A.R. McDiarmid Civic Complex, D-638 Princess Avenue. 

1. The first approval is a development permit. A development permit, issued by the Development Services Department, allows business activities to be conducted from a residential property under the Zoning By-law. If you are establishing a new business in your residence, or you are changing the parameters of your existing business (e.g. change of address, changing the number of clients on your residential property), you must complete the Home-Based Business Application Form. 

2. The second approval is a business license. A business license, issued by the Licensing Department, legally allows you to operate a business. Upon approval, your initial business license will be issued with the development permit. Subsequent business licenses must be renewed annually through the Licensing Department at City Hall (410 - 9th Street, main floor).

 PDF Logo Property Owner Authorization (90 KB) *Note - This is only necessary if you are not the property owner.* 

Mobile Home Location

To apply for a mobile home location permit, you will need to submit the following information:

Multi-Unit Dwelling 2-4 Dwelling Units

To apply for a multi-unit dwelling 2-4 dwelling units, you will need to submit the following information:

Multi-Unit Dwelling 5 or More Dwelling Units

A development permit is required for a multi-unit dwelling of 5 or more dwelling units. A development permit only approves the site for development, a building permit is still required prior to constructing any buildings on a site.

To apply for the development permit, you will need to submit the following information:

 

To apply for the building permit, you will need to submit the following information:

Non-Residential

A development permit is required for a non-residential development. A development permit only approves the site for development, a building permit is still required prior to constructing any buildings on a site.

To apply for the development permit, you will need to submit the following information:

 

To apply for the building permit, you will need to submit the following information:

Occupancy Only

To apply for an occupancy only permit, you will need to submit the following information:

 

Plumbing, Heating & Ventilation

A plumbing permit is required to construct, extend, alter, renew, or repair a plumbing system, or make a connection to a sewer.

A plumbing permit is not required when a valve, faucet, fixture, or service water heater is repaired or replaced, a stoppage cleared, or a leak repaired, if no change to the piping is required.

PDF Logo Application Form - Interior Plumbing (693 KB)     

PDF Logo Application Form - Water & Sewer (680 KB)

PDF Logo Change Notice - 2010 Manitoba Plumbing Code Interpretation - Sanitary Building Drains (80 KB)*

PDF Logo Guidelines to Plumbing Inspection (112 KB)

 

Heating & Ventilation

PDF Logo Heating & Ventilation Plan (79 KB)

PDF Icon Earth Energy Heating Systems (137 KB)

PDF Icon Heat Recovery Ventilator Balancing (381 KB)

PDF Icon Heating and Ventilation Fee (65 KB)

PDF Icon Hydronic Heating Systems (135 KB)

PDF Icon Private Property Building Sewer & Water Service Pipe Installations (141 KB)

 Change Notice - Water Meter Sizing (88 KB)

 Change to Sewer & Water Permit Issuance Process (52 KB)

Radon Gas

Radon Gas Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Radon? Why is it of concern?

A: Radon is a radioactive colourless and odourless gas that is released naturally from the soil. It can be found throughout the country, with the prairies having some of the highest levels. Radon gas gives off radiation, which can lead to cancer; continued exposure increases the probability of developing lung cancer due to the inhalation of the gas.

Q: What produces radon?

A: Radon occurs naturally when uranium and rock decays in soil. It is diluted in the outdoors and is not a significant risk, it is only in enclosed spaces radon can sometimes accumulate to levels that pose a health risk.

Q: How is a radon test done?

A: Doing a test for radon is simple! Single use test kits or continuous digital monitors can be purchased online, at some home improvement stores or a professional can be contacted for testing. Because levels of radon can be different by day and the by the week, it is critical that radon is measured in your home for three months to find out what the average level of radon gas is over time.

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Q: Why is the test conducted in the lowest part of the building, is it just a basement issue?

A: It is recommended that the test be conducted in the lowest level of your house that you spend the most time in during the day (4 hours or more).

Q: How can radon gas be mitigated?

A: Radon gas can be reduced by caulking and sealing cracks in holes in basement floors and walls, as well as ensuring areas around drains and pipes are sealed. Other options include mechanical ventilation

The City of Brandon does not offer radon gas tests. New home builds are required to have radon pipes installed for future extraction systems according to the national building code. Tests can be found at some home improvement stores as well as the Manitoba Lung association website https://mb.lung.ca/radon/radon---home-testing-kits.html

Find a Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program certified specialist at Find a Professional – C-NRPP

Visit Manitoba Health for more information https://www.gov.mb.ca/health/publichealth/environmentalhealth/radon.html

 

Renovation

To apply for a renovation permit, you will need to submit the following information:

 

Additional Information:

PDF Logo Guidelines for Developing a Suite (651 KB)

Secondary Suite

A secondary suite is a self-contained dwelling unit, subsidiary to, and located on the same site as a single-family dwelling that is owner-occupied. The three types of permissible secondary suites are:

  • Attached suite
  • Garage suite
  • Detached suite

To apply for a secondary suite permit, you will need to submit the following information:

 Additional Information

Sign - Fascia or Pylon

*Fascia signs require a separate permit for each building elevation.*

To apply for a sign permit, you will need to submit the following information:

Sign - Temporary

All temporary signs on private property must comply and be placed in accordance with the PDF Icon Temporary Sign By-law (248 KB). Some types of temporary signs require permits.

A temporary sign permit is required for:

  • Development signs, unless the site is under construction
  • Mobile signs
  • Vehicle and trailer signs

A temporary sign permit is not required for signs regarding and for use at community or charitable events. These types of signs can be displayed for a maximum of 21 days.

Temporary signs which do not require a permit still have restrictions such as where they can be placed on a property. Please refer to the by-law prior to erecting a temporary sign.

To apply for a temporary sign permit, you will need to submit the following information:

Single Detached Dwelling

To apply for a single detached dwelling permit, you will need to submit the following information:

Swimming Pool & Hot Tub

To apply for a swimming pool or hot tub permit, you will need to submit the following information:

*Prior to installing your pool or hot tub, you are required to locate any buried utilities within your yard.  Please visit clickbeforeyoudigmb.com before starting your project to ensure your pool or hot tub does not obstruct any utilities.*

 Other Information:

By-laws & Additional Resources

PDF Icon Building By-law No. 7258 (457 KB)

        PDF Icon Building By-law No. 7258 - Existing Buildings (126 KB)

        PDF Icon Building By-law No. 7258 - Signs (164 KB)

        PDF Icon Building By-law No. 7258 - Steel Piles (161 KB)

        PDF Icon Building By-law No. 7258 - Residential Garage Separations (160 KB)

        PDF Icon Building By-law No. 7258 - Residential Wood Buring Appliances (157 KB)

        PDF Icon Building By-law No. 7258 - Pressure Testing Of Plumbing Systems (330 KB) PDF Icon Pressure Test Report (565 KB)

        PDF Icon Building By-law No. 7258 - Retaining Walls (206 KB)

                    PDF Icon Concrete Retaining Wall - Model (13 KB)

                    PDF Icon Precast Block Retaining Wall - Model (17 KB)   

                    PDF Icon Wood Retaining Wall-Model (25 KB)    

        PDF Icon Building By-law No. 7258 - Sump Pit Regulation (296 KB)

                    PDF Icon Sump Pit Regulation Drawing A (143 KB)    

                    PDF Icon Sump Pit Regulation Drawing B (142 KB)

                    PDF Icon Sump Pit Regulation Drawing C (173 KB)   

PDF Icon Building Safety & Property Standards By-law No. 6060 (214 KB) and PDF Icon Index (64.0 KB) PDF Icon Schedule "D" (834 KB)

City of Brandon Zoning By-law 7124    

pdf Development Permit Procedure (622 KB) 

 Energy Code Policy (300 KB) 

PDF Icon Lot Grading, Drainage and Elevations By-law No. 6626 (63.0 KB) 

PDF Icon Residential Interim Occupancy Certificates (79 KB) 

 Stop Work Order Procedure (320 KB)

PDF Logo Permit Rules and Regulations (35 KB)

PDF Logo Responsibilities For Those Involved In Construction (118 KB)

PDF Logo Inspection Requirements for Residential Occupancies (69 KB)

PDF Logo 9.36 Energy Efficiency - User's Guide and Reference Manual (758 KB)

PDF Logo Guidelines to Residential Final Inspection (103 KB)

PDF Logo 2010 Editions of the National Building Code of Canada (NB), National Fire Code of Canada (NFC), and National Plumbing Code of Canada (NPC)

PDF Logo Required Documents for Residential Properties (77 KB)