Electrical permits and inspections

For property inside Winnipeg city limits

Arrange for electrical wiring permits and inspections from the City of Winnipeg:

For property outside Winnipeg city limits

Arrange for electrical wiring permits and inspections from Manitoba Hydro for:

  • any new building, renovation or addition;
  • the installation of any electrical equipment;
  • any alteration, repair, or extension of any electrical equipment.

Before any electrical work is started, you must have an electrical permit.

By law, all electrical wiring in Manitoba must be inspected to ensure compliance with local bylaws and the Manitoba Electrical Code (PDF, 595 KB). All wiring must be visible for inspection and all electrical equipment must be approved.

For inquiries about your commercial electrical permits and inspections:

For inquiries about service applications:

Electrical equipment approval

For inquiries about the requirements for electrical equipment approvals, contact:

Manitoba Hydro
Email: Electrical Codes and Standards
Phone: 204-360-7483

or

Manitoba Office of the Fire Commissioner
Email: firecomm@gov.mb.ca
Phone: 204-945-3373
Web: Visit the OFC website

Note: Manitoba Hydro recognizes a number of Certification Bodies (CBs) and Inspection Bodies (IBs) to provide certification, field approval, and special acceptance services for electrical equipment. Read Bulletin OFC 18_012.