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Legislation - Acts and Regulations

The regulation of building construction is a provincial government responsibility. The Federal Government has no legislative authority over building construction in Canada.

Building construction in Manitoba is regulated by The Buildings and Mobile Homes Act, The Fires Prevention and Emergency Response Act, The Planning Act, and local municipal bylaws. The acts and associated regulations are available on the Manitoba Laws website. Municipal bylaws are available from each municipality, and in many cases on the municipality’s website. Inspection and Technical Services Manitoba promotes safety awareness and encourage safe practices. The work of administering the following legislation makes Inspection and Technical Services Manitoba the authority in the design, construction, installation and operation of power and heating boilers, pressure vessels, pressure piping and refrigeration plants; elevators and elevating devices; gas- and oil-fired equipment; and amusement rides. In addition we qualify and license the tradespeople who install, maintain and repair this intrinsically hazardous equipment.

The Office of the Fire Commissioner is responsible for helping to administer the following:

The Fires Prevention and Emergency Response Act:

  • Manitoba Fire Code
  • Fire Safety Inspections Regulation
  • Fire Hose Regulation
  • Fire College Fees Regulation
  • Property Insurance Assessment Regulation
  • Centrally Monitored Fire Alarm System and fire Alarm Monitoring Agencies

The Buildings and Mobile Homes Act

The Buildings and Mobile Homes Act applies to the construction, erection, placement, alteration, repair, renovation, demolition, relocation, removal, occupancy or change in occupancy of any building or addition to a building. The Act requires municipalities in Manitoba to adopt and enforce the codes and standards established, adopted or enforced under the Act. In practice, this responsibility is shared by municipalities and the Office of the Fire Commissioner's Inspection and Technical Services Manitoba section.

  • Manitoba Building Code
  • Manitoba Plumbing Code
  • Classes of Buildings Designation Regulation
  • Building Fees Regulation
  • Mobile Homes Standards and Permits Regulation
  • Manitoba Farm Building Code

Manitoba’s Green Building Policy

The Climate Change and Energy Reductions Act

The Energy Act

The Wildfires Act

Amusement Rides Legislation

Electrical Legislation

Elevator and Lift Devices Legislation

Gas and Oil Legislation

Power Engineering Legislation

Steam and Pressure Plant Legislation