Building Permit Applications
Building Permit applications will be accepted Monday through Friday (excluding holidays and lunch hour) from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
What is a building permit?A building permit is your formal permission to begin the construction, demolition, addition or renovation on your property.
As part of the building permit process, La Broquerie staff and the Building Inspectors must review your plans to ensure they comply with the National Building Code, La Broquerie Zoning By-Law, and La Broquerie Building By-Law.
Building permits regulate the type of construction allowed in a community and ensure that minimum building standards are met. The permit process protects the owner’s interests, the community, and helps to ensure that any new construction is appropriate and safe.
When do I need a building permit?Permits are usually required for the following:
- New House
- Detached accessory buildings over 150 sq. ft (garage, shed, gazebo etc.)
- Attached garage or carport
- Additions to house or accessory building (incl. sunrooms, enclosed decks)
- Decks over 2 ft from ground level
- Pools capable of holding 24’’ of water or more
- Renovations including structural change
- Structural change is the significant and fundamental change in the configuration or framework of a building or system
- Relocation, removal or demolition of any building
- Conversion / Change in Use of building
- Underpinning (strengthening foundation)
- Plumbing and Mechanical systems
If you are unsure whether your project(s) require(s) a building permit, please contact the municipal office at 204-424-5251.
Why should I obtain a building permit?The permit approval and inspection process is intended to ensure that your project meets all necessary codes and regulations, in order to promote the health, safety and well-being of current and future occupants. As a homeowner, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary permit(s)*. A building permit MUST be obtained BEFORE the project gets started. Obtaining a building permit means that the work will be inspected by the City of Steinbach Building Inspectors to ensure that required standards are met (National Building Code, Zoning By-Law, and Building By-Law requirements).
Work that is done without a permit may not meet the minimum building code requirements and could result in substandard construction that may not be structurally adequate. This could lead to costly repairs in the future to correct the problem or even a complete failure of the construction. Work that cannot be made to comply will require removal. The cost of a permit "after the fact” will be doubled and legal action may be initiated to ensure compliance.
*Additional Permits you may need to obtain include:
- Electric/Gas Permit from Manitoba Hydro
- Onsite Wastewater Management Permit from Manitoba Conservation
How can I obtain a building permit?The following items may be required by the municipality prior to issuing a building permit:
- Engineer-stamped Blueprints
- Site Plan
- Proof of land ownership or authorization from registered land owner to apply
- Conditional Use or Variance Approval
The application will be filled out, documentation submitted, and permit fees paid for at the office at time of application.
Please contact the municipal office at 204-424-5251 to discuss specific requirements and timelines related to your proposed building projects.