Dennis County Planning District
Development Office - Building Inspection
The Dennis County Planning District coordinates planning services and manages development for the Municipalities of Pipestone, Sifton, and Grassland.
The Dennis County Planning District Development Plan serves as a framework whereby the planning district or the municipality or community as a whole may be guided.
Required for all new residential and commercial buildings over 100 square feet. Permits are required for any structure changes. Relocation permits are required. Demolition permits dependent on the situation.
Dennis County Planning District By-Law #19 Schedule A
Development Permit Application / Base Fee
Development Plan Amendment
$400 plus advertising cost (cost of putting notice in the newspaper as required in the Planning Act).
$400 plus advertising cost (cost of putting notice in the newspaper as required in the Planning Act.)
Conditional Use Order
$200 ($300 if hearing is combined or if more than one aspect is to be varied.
Minor Variation Order
Copy of Development Plan or Zoning By-Law (electronic or paper copies)
New Residential or Commercial / Institutional
$50 + $0.30 total sqft not including basement or attached garage
Move in RTM, House, Mobile or Modular Home
$50 + $150 + possible pre-inspection**
Repair / replacement of existing foundation
$50 + $100
Decks covered or uncovered
$50 + $0.05/sqft
$50 + $100
Residential Garage / accessory building over 100 sqft
$50 for 100-600 sqft
Demolition or removal permit
Starting a project before obtaining a permit
May Double Fee + 150 surcharge
Refunds: When a permit is voluntary surrendered a refund may be issued less 20% of the fee or $50 whichever is greater. No refunds if work has started, or a period of 12 months has passed. No refunds if the permit has been revoked or suspended by the Development Officer.
Zoning By-law or Development Plan Amendments: Refunds may be issued prior to 1st reading; 20% of the fee is not refundable.
Zoning & Conditional Uses: A refund less $50 may be given prior to the setting the date for the hearing
**Inspections outside of permit: ie. to move a building in; $50/hr plus travel costs at mileage rate set by the board.
***Farm Buildings: a building does not contain a residential occupancy and is associated with and located on land that is devoted to the practice of farming. Examples being: Shops, Quonsets, all types of barns, or Machine sheds.
For information or inquiries, please contact:
DAVID HOUSTON, Building Inspector
Box 100 Oak Lake, MB R0M 1P0
Cell: (204) 851-0380 Fax: (204) 855-2836
Please see top of page for the zoning By-laws and a building permit application