Permits & inspections
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We have closed our offices to the public, including the cash counter at 360 Portage Avenue in Winnipeg, and suspended some non-essential services. Read more about our response.
Whether building a new home or business, or making changes to an existing electrical or natural gas installation, we can help you get the required applications, permits, and inspections.
View and manage multiple electrical permit applications online.
- Residential do-it-yourself wiring
If you can do electrical work for your home or cottage, submit a self-wire permit, install safely, and book an inspection.
- Structure move clearance permit
If you are moving a building or oversized structure, you must apply for a clearance permit so we can move power lines or electrical facilities out of your way.
- Farm equipment clearance permit
If you are driving or towing farm equipment over 4.8 metres high, you must have a clearance permit to ensure your route has safe clearance from our power lines and electrical facilities. The permit is free.
- Shore land development
If you own or lease property next to shore lands along the Winnipeg River system, you must obtain approval before building or development.
Inspections, codes & standards
- Electrical codes and standards
Find resources to help you install electrical wiring safely and in accordance to electrical codes.
- Electrical permits and inspections
Arrange for electrical wiring permits and inspections.
- Electrical contractor permits & programs
Take advantage of a permit account, ePermits, and the Registered Electrical Contractor Program (RECP).
- Natural gas permits and inspections
Arrange for natural gas inspection. Only a licensed gas fitter can apply for a permit.
Electrician’s license verification and RECP renewal forms
- Manitoba electrician’s license – renewal verification
Provide verification of your renewed Manitoba electrician’s license issued by the Office of the Fire Commissioner – Inspection and Technical Services Manitoba.
- Registered Electrical Contractor Program (RECP) – renewal request
Request ongoing membership in Manitoba Hydro’s RECP. RECP memberships expire annually on December 31.
Click before you dig
Call or click before you dig and we will locate and mark your property for electrical and/or natural gas lines. The service is free.
- Hot dig/safety watcher excavation permit
Apply to safely excavate with water or air pressure and provide a safety watcher for your site. Only contractors with qualified operators can apply for this permit.
- Natural gas project review
Apply for approval for any work on or around any natural gas infrastructure. Construction cannot start until we locate and mark underground gas utilities.