Permits and Fees

Land Use Applications Permit Fees Construction Specifications (Decks, Sheds, Fences, etc.)
Mobile Signs Secondary Suites

Obtaining a Permit

Permits are available online! The City of Steinbach is pleased to offer an online permitting system called Cloudpermit to apply for and track your building permits. Here are some of the features of the permitting system:

  • Apply for and see the status of your permit application anywhere, at any time
  • You can start an application and finish it later
  • Receive email updates on the status of your permit application
  • A record of permit documents will be retained under your online profile for future reference

The first time you use Cloudpermit you will need to create an account.
Watch a video on how to submit a building permit application.

For all Cloudpermit inquries, please contact Planning and Zoning through the Cloudpermit portal messaging system.
For all other permit inquiries, please contact Planning and Zoning at 204-346-6515 or email

Apply for a Permit
As part of the permit process you may be required to provide additional documentation. Common forms and plan checklists are found below. They can be completed and uploaded to Cloudpermit as required and as requested. 

Owner Authorization / Property Owner Consent
Deposit Release Form
Letter of Assurance of Professsional Design and Commitment for Inspection
Letter of Certification for Interim Occupancy
Letter of Certification for Final Occupancy
Wood Deck Construction Checklist
Plumber Red Seal Authorization
Site Plan Checklist 
Landscape Plan Checklist

Additional Construction Specifications

Permit Payment by E-Transfer *NEW*

The City is pleased to offer e-transfer as a payment method for Building Permits*. All E-transfers must be directed to and include contact information of the sender (email or telephone number) and the building permit number in the messages field.

Anyone wishing to use the e-transfer payment option is responsible for ensuring that their bank is compatible with auto-deposit. If auto-deposit is not available, an alternate method of payment is required.

Detailed instructions for E-transfer are below:

  1. Log in to your online banking website on a PC or to your banking application on a mobile phone
  2. Select E-Transfer
  3. Select “send money”
  4. Enter the amount you wish to pay, and select the bank account you wish to have the funds taken from
  5. Select “new contact” and enter “City of Steinbach” as the contact name
  6. Select “email address” and enter for the new City of Steinbach contact
  7. Select “save” and authenticate your request to create a contact if you’ve set your banking system up to do so
  9. Review and confirm the details of the e-transfer
  10. Select “Send” and you’re Done!

After you’ve set the new contact up, the process is the same except without the steps 5-7.

*Please note this payment option is not available for other City services. 

Land Use

Conditional Use

A Conditional Use is the use of land or buildings that may be permitted in a particular zone under the current City of Steinbach Zoning By-Law, but because of the type or nature of the use(s) conditions for its establishment and operation it is necessary to ensure compatibility with adjacent land uses.

Conditional Use Application Form and Guide


A Variance is an alteration or change to the standard prescribed under the current City of Steinbach Zoning By-Law. A Variance shall be considered only in cases of undue hardship or practical difficulties particular to the use, character or situation or land or building which is not generally common to other land in the same district.

Variance Application Form and Guide

Minor Variance

A Minor Variance is a minor alteration or change to the standard prescribed by the City of Steinbach Zoning By-Law. However, the offense shall not exceed ten (10) percent of any height, distance, area, size intensity of use or parking space requirement of the current City of Steinbach Zoning By-Law.

Minor Variance Application Form and Guide

Zoning By-Law Amendments

Zoning By-Law Amendment Application

Mobile Signs

All mobile signs located in the City of Steinbach require a permit. All mobile signs must comply with the policies of Zoning By-Law No. 2100. The section of the Zoning By-Law related to mobile signs can be viewed below.

Apply for A Permit
Mobile Sign Policies

Secondary Suites

A secondary suite is an accessory dwelling unit added to or created within a single family residence that can be rented and provides basic requirements for living, sleeping, cooking, and sanitation. All secondary suites must conform to the Manitoba Building Code as well as City by-laws.

Secondary Suite Guidelines & Information

2024 Fees

The following is a list of fees for various permits provided by the City of Steinbach. For more information, please contact the Planning & Zoning Department at 204-346-6515.

Building Permits can now be paid by Etransfer.

Land Use Permit TypeCost
     Minor (due upon application)$195.00
     Regular (due upon application)$511.00
     Time Extension$255.00
     Regular (due upon application)$511.00
     Time Extension$255.00
Development Plan Amendment$2433.00
Zoning Memo$134.00

Capital Development Fees - Effective January 1, 2024 - December 31, 2027

Building Permit TypeCost


Note: Basic permit for first $1000 construction value - minimum fee


Building per $1000

Note: Per $1000 construction value in excess of initial $1000. Construction value calculated on cost base per square foot. I.E. house on undeveloped basement would be $120/sq. ft. Construction cost to be reviewed annually.

$7.70 Residential

Multi-Family & Non-Residential

Residential Completion Deposit

Note: Deposit is required for work valued over $3000. The deposit is required for work such as decks, pools and sheds, but does not include new houses. Deposit will be released when work has been successfully inspected and approved by the City of Steinbach Building Inspection Department. 


Residential Lot Grading Deposit

Note: Deposit will be released when the final rough grading has been completed and approved by the City Engineering Department. 


Commercial Lot Grading Deposit

Note: Deposit amount is calculated as 1% of construction cost (minimum $3000 to a maximum of $20,000.00). Deposit to be released when the "As-constructed" drawings have been submitted and approved by the City of Steinbach Engineering Department. 

$3000.00 - $20,000.00

Temporary Building

Note: Per month, 6 month maximum.


Basic Plumbing Permit


Plumbing - per fixture, floor drain, stack, grease interceptor, acid tank or other fixture


Demolition / Removal / Moving Permit


Mobile Sign


Building Permit Deposit