Building and Development

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All required inspections are listed at the bottom of each permit issued by the Lac du Bonnet Planning District. It is ultimately the owner's responsibility to have all required inspections done. The owner, authorized agent, or general contractor must book an inspection at each stage listed on the bottom of the permit. 

Inspections can be scheduled by calling or texting Building Inspector Albert Miler at 204-345-3701 or by emailing at Please leave a message with your name, address of inspection, time and date of inspection request, and a call-back number. If there is no answer or call back, no inspection will be scheduled. A minimum of 48 hours is requested for all inspections as there is only one inspector for the LDBPD. Inspections will be performed during the regular hours of:

 Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

No inspections conducted during statutory holidays

Failure to call for an inspection is subject to fines and penalties in accordance with the Building By-Law, and/or remedial actions to correct as required by the building.

Inspection Fees

Inspection fees not included in permit fee include:

  • Additional Inspections, above the allotted number of inspections included on the bottom of the permit. If the work is not complete when inspector was requested  or if fails inspection, a re-inspection will be required. The fee for re-inspection during regular hours is $50 per site visit.
  • Inspections requested after regular hours — $100/per hour or part thereof plus applicable mileage.
  • Inspection requested where no development or building permit issued during regular hours - $75/per hour or part thereof.
  • All inspections outside the Municipality during regular hours will be charged a fee of $75/per hour plus applicable mileage.

Typical Required Inspections Stages

  • Site Inspection – Prior to digging, property lines must be marked in a visible manner as well as location of the building and excavation.
  • Foundation Footing / Piles – Prior to pouring, forms and steel must be in place.
  • Foundation Walls / Garage Slab – Prior to pouring, forms and steel must be in place.
  • Weeping Tile and Damp proofing – Prior to back-filling.
  • Framing – When roof and framing are complete, windows and door have been installed.
  • Plumbing  When all rough in plumbing must be complete including basement floor.
  • Vapour Barrier – When all the insulation and vapour barrier is in place and sealed.
  • Final Inspection  When the building is 100 per cent complete and prior to occupancy.


The RM and Town of Lac du Bonnet do not allow Garages/Accessory Buildings or Travel Trailers on vacant land until the primary building has been erected. Travel Trailers must be in a permitted trailer park. Please remember when purchasing property, it is the owner’s responsibility to ensure the existing buildings and or use of the property is in compliance with all Municipal By-Laws a zoning memorandum is recommended.

All structures over 106 sq. ft. require a building permit and structures under 106 sq. ft. require a locate permit. We encourage you to submit your application well in advance of your project start date. Please allow a minimum of 5 (five) business days from the date all information is submitted to be issued a building permit. Processing times will be dependent on the complexity of your application and the total number of applications received. Applications for projects that are submitted in the busy construction season (April to September) may take longer to process.

If construction has not started within 6 (six) months of the date of issuance, the building permit is NULL and VOID. A new permit must be issued. The permit is also NULL and VOID if the authorized work is suspended for 6 months.

Permits are issued and priced as per The Rural Municipal of Lac du Bonnet Building By-Law and The Town of Lac du Bonnet Building By-Law which can be found below or at our office.

RM of Lac du Bonnet Building By-Law  Town of Lac du Bonnet Building By-law

Please see below for the Lac du Bonnet Planning District's Development Plan.

Permit Information and Requirements

For a printable permit application: Click Here

Failing to Take out a Permit

Work that is done without a permit may not meet the minimum Building Code requirements and could result in substandard construction that may not be structurally adequate. This could lead to costly repairs to correct the problem or even a complete failure of the construction. Remedial action will be required to bring the building to current code, fines and penalties may be levied, and penalties and/or legal action may be taken.