Small Agricultural Buildings


The Mid-West Planning District (MWPD) is responsible to ensure that submitted plans conform to the existing Zoning By-Laws for the property.

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Small Agricultural Buildings are buildings are structures used in an agricultural operation that are up to 600m2 in size. This can include barns, workshops, sheds, machinery storage, etc. These buildings do not have associated Building Codes, so MWPD is only looking at the project for the Development Permit. The Development Officer will evaluate each proposed building on its compliance with applicable zoning regulations.

Other Agricultural structures that require a development permit include:

  • Animal confinement structures (not fences)
  • Grain Bins
  • Fertilizer Storage

Please note that any agricultural building over 600m2 or any structure classified as a F-1 high hazard occupancy (seed cleaning, mill, woodworking or grain elevator) requires a building permit from Inspections and Technical Services Manitoba. They will require engineered stamped drawings.

Please also note that any residential structures in the Agricultural zone do not qualify as Agricultural buildings or structures - dwellings, car/truck garage, secondary suites, decks, pools/hot tubs, and residential storage sheds.

Development Permit applications for an Agricultural Building must include:

Please note that incomplete applications will not be accepted.




The Mid-West Planning District (MWPD) is to be notified once building/structure is in place.

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.


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

  • Any building or structure installed 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