Building and Planning

Building Inspector - Dwight Young

Office 204-353-2214 - Cell 204-807-3867

Email -

The following forms and By-laws are for general information.
Please contact our building inspector to confirm the regulations.

Please contact Manitoba Hydro for any Electrical and/or Gas permits.
All fireplaces, wood stoves and wood furnace installers must be W.E.T.T. certified.  

Municipal Standards for Design and Construction:

Forms and Guidelines:

Planning and Building Forms:

PLEASE NOTE The following By-laws are for general information. Please contact our office to confirm the regulations.

Zoning By-Law 1658-18 and Amendments

Lido Plage Secondary Plan

Building By-Law 1621-11

Building /Development Permits/Demolition:
All construction within the Municipality requires a building/development permit.
All farm buildings/structures require a building/development permit.

This includes:

  • Residential Dwellings/Additions
  • Buildings
  • Basement finishing/alterations
  • Any Plumbing
  • Dwelling or Building Relocations
  • Accessory Buildings or structures attached/detached (including garages)
  • Farm Dwellings
  • Farm Buildings or Structures
  • Mobile Homes
  • Ready to Move Homes
  • Swimming Pools
  • Decks attached/detached
  • Sunroom
  • Signs
  • Structural/Nonstructural Renovations

Fencing project requirements:

  • Provided the fences comply with the regulations of the Rural Municipality of Cartier Zoning By-Law 1658-18, fences are permitted in a required yard or they can be located on the boundaries of the required yard with the mutual agreement of the neighbour.
  • Fencing shall not exceed 3 ft. of height above grade for the first 10 ft. of any corner lot site adjacent to the intersection and should not exceed 4 ft. of height in residential front yards
  • Fencing located in residential side and rear yards shall not exceed 6.5 ft of height
  • Municipal By-laws will regulate the type of fences and height requirements in all zones

Drawings to Be Submitted with a Building Permit Application:
A Building Permit Application must be accompanied by two sets of drawings/plans detailing the proposed construction project. The following information and drawings are required:

  • Site Plan (indicating the location of the proposed construction in relation to existing buildings, driveway and property lines)
  • Stamped Engineered Foundation Plans
  • Floor Plans
  • Structural Plans
  • Elevations
  • Cross Section and Details

A Demolition Permit is required for any structure to be demolished. This permit will ensure the assessment on the structure will not be included in the assessed value of the property.

Sub-Division Applications:
Sub-division applications are processed through the Manitoba Community and Regional Planning Offices, located at 108-25 Tupper St. N. in Portage la Prairie (204-239-3348) for those interested in sub-dividing property.

Province of MB Subdivision Information

The RM of Cartier will charge a $2,000.00 capital levy fee assessed on each additional lot created through the sub-division.

Building / Plumbing Inspection Requirements:
The Building Inspector requires 24 hours notice when requesting an inspection. Please contact the Building Inspector for the following:

  • Footings prior to being poured;
  • Grade beams or foundation forms prior to being poured;
  • After framing is completed;
  • Installed insulation and vapour barriers before finishing wall;
  • Roughed-in and finished plumbing;
  • A final inspection is required prior to occupancy of a completed building.

For more information, please contact Dwight Young at 204-807-3867 or the Municipal Office at 204-353-2214.

Association of Manitoba Land Surveyors Annual Register
The Annual Register of members of the Association of Manitoba Land Surveyors is published according to The Land Surveyors Act (C.C.S.M. c. L60).

It is distributed for the convenience of the citizens of Manitoba to ensure access to the profession when seeking advice or surveys with respect to land within this Province. Only those individuals listed as Practicing Members are entitled to engage in the practice of land surveying within Manitoba. 2024 Land Surveyors List.