RTM Build


The Mid-West Planning District (MWPD) is responsible to ensure that submitted building plans and required drawings meet the Manitoba Building Code and Manitoba Plumbing Code. Residential Building Permits and Plumbing Permits are issued concurrently. Inspections are required according to the complexity of the plans submitted and are unique to the project.

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Ready-To-Move homes (RTMs) are common throughout Manitoba. Unlike modular homes, which are normally delivered in multiple pieces, RTMs are typically delivered as single units and set down on a foundation.

To confirm whether or not the intended development is permitted within the proposed zone contact us.

Building Permit applications for new RTM Homes must include:

  • Completed Development and Building Permit Application
  • Completed RTM Information Form
  • Detailed Site Plan
  • One (1) easily-readable paper copy and one (1) legible PDF copy of building plans provided by the RTM manufacturer, formatted to a minimum size of 11” x 17”, and which are signed and sealed by a Manitoba Licensed Professional Engineer (dated within one year of the complete application date). For plans formatted to a larger size, one (1) paper copy and one (1) PDF copy are required. If there is no PDF available, two (2) paper copies are required. Plans are to be drawn to a minimum scale of 1:500 or 1”= 40’.
  • Letter of Authorization is required if you are applying on behalf of the landowner.
  • Status of Title(s) for all land subject to the application. The Status of Title(s) cannot be more than 30 days old. The Status of Title(s) can by acquired from your lawyer or the Land Titles Office (Teranet Manitoba). Additionally, a letter from your lawyer may be required if the property is in the process of being transferred to your name.
  • Total Project value (i.e., final project costs including all material and labour).
  • Sewer and water connection fees (processed by the municipality). Please contact Manitoba Conservation and Climate regarding requirements for a proposed septic tank and/or well if municipal services are not available.
  • Permit Fees in accordance with the MWPD’s Fee Structure By-Law prior to permit issuance
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant / owner to satisfy or adhere to any Development Agreement requirements that may pertain to the property. Some requirements may need to be fulfilled prior to the MWPD’s issuance of permits.

NOTE: Once built, the MWPD requires copies of inspections done by the Planning District where the RTM has been built. The confirmation whether the RTM was built according to MBC can be determined through the seal/certification usually located on electrical panel boxes or kitchen cupboards.

Electrical Permits are obtained through Manitoba Hydro.

If the proposed development is located adjacent to a Provincial Road or Highway, an additional permit may be required from the Province (Manitoba Infrastructure) when applying for a permit from the MWPD.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be accepted.




The Mid-West Planning District (MWPD) is to be notified at each of the following stages of construction, as applicable:

  1. Building Structure Framing & Rough-Ins for Plumbing, Ventilation & Electrical
    (Doors, Windows, Shingles & House Wrap in Place) *Shop Drawings Must Be On Site or Submitted Prior to Inspection*;
  2. Insulation & Air-Vapour Barrier (Main Floor);
  3. Pre-Final, Interior Operations, Finishes & Life Safety (Incl. Fire Stopping) Prior to Occupancy or Public Showing;
  4. Final - Exterior Weathertight Finished

PLEASE NOTE: A minimum of 24 Hours Notice is required when booking inspections (weekend not included);

  • If the work is not ready for inspection or you need to cancel, please contact the MWPD office as soon as possible;
  • It is the responsibility of the APPLICANT to arrange for all inspections.
  • The MWPD assumes no responsibility for inspections that were not scheduled.
  • Inspections may be performed at random as determined by the Building Inspector.
  • This list is not all-inclusive. There may be additional inspections required at the discretion of the Building Inspector.


The following are subject to Penalty Fees in accordance with the MWPD’s Fee Structure By-Law:

  • Any Building, Structure or Land Use that is commenced prior to the appropriate permits being obtained.
  • Where the work is not ready for the time of the scheduled inspection.
  • Where project deficiencies result in repeated inspections by the inspector.
  • Where the work has been covered and the inspector is unable to perform the required inspection. (this may also require invasive structural inspection at the applicant/contractor’s expense)