Residential do-it-yourself permit

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You must have an ePermits account before you can apply for commercial/residential electrical wiring permits, or residential do-it-yourself wiring permits. Effective June 15, 2024, we will only accept electrical permit applications submitted through ePermits. Electrical permit applications dropped off, submitted by mail, email, or by fax will not be accepted.

Each permit will renew automatically for an additional 12-month term unless completed in accordance with the Manitoba Electrical Code following final inspection, or otherwise closed by Manitoba Hydro. (Renewal fee applies as per the Schedules of Electrical Permit Fees).

With ePermits you can:

  • submit new or modify existing applications from anywhere, at any time;
  • upload plans electronically;
  • view online status for all permits;
  • speed the confirmation of electrical permits;
  • view and print permits;
  • apply and request inspections;
  • view and print Certificates of Approval.

Contractors must have a valid Manitoba journeyperson’s electricians license to apply for an ePermits account. Homeowners doing self-wiring work can apply for an ePermits account but do not need an electrical license.

You can sign up to have your monthly permit bills sent through your online account. We also offer a pre-authorized payment plan for your ePermits account.

You will receive a confirmation email when we have finalized your registration, which may take up to 5 business days.

Log in. Register

Residential do-it-yourself wiring

We strongly recommend that wiring be done by licensed electricians.

If you are capable and would like to do your own wiring:

  • You must be the owner and occupy the single dwelling as a permanent residence or seasonal property.
  • You must personally perform the electrical work.
  • The electrical service on the property must not exceed 200 Amperes.

Only a licensed electrician can do work:

  • in a hazardous location;
  • on hot tubs or swimming pools;
  • on renewable energy systems and generators;
  • on the consumer’s service; this is the point where Manitoba Hydro connects to the premises to supply power. It includes the mast, meter socket and service box (main breaker or fuses).
  • within a National Park.

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