Welcome to the Portage la Prairie Planning District website.  Please navigate through our site and take advantage of the many resources available.

Not sure if your property improvement needs a permit?  Permits ensure building codes and bylaw requirements are met to help owners maintain a safe, healthy and well-constructed environment.  Permits are not required for all property improvements.  However, if you’re thinking of making changes, contact us or check out our website.  We will provide you with the necessary information on code and land use bylaw requirements as quickly as possible.

The Portage la Prairie Planning District was formed in 2002 by the City and Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie. The Portage la Prairie Planning District consists of approximately 2237 square km (864 square miles).  The Portage la Prairie Planning District boundaries run from the south shore of Lake Manitoba to Road 54 North and from Road 18 West to Road 48 West. The population is in excess of 20,000.  The Portage la Prairie Planning District ensures standardized planning requirements through an updated development plan and zoning by-laws encompassing both municipalities. The Planning District office oversees: Portage la Prairie Planning District Development Plan; City and Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie Building and Zoning By-laws.  Also responsible for: building inspections; permits (building, demolition, plumbing, moving, signs); planning (conditional uses, development plan amendments, rezoning and variations) and zoning memorandums.

The Portage la Prairie Planning District is governed by a six member Board of Directors consisting of three representatives from each of the City of Portage la Prairie and Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie.

NOTE: The Portage la Prairie Planning District does not guarantee this site to be free of errors and therefore disclaims all responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein.