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Municipality of Boissevain-Morton
420 South Railway Street, PO Box 490
Boissevain, Manitoba R0K 0E0
Building & Demolition Permits
Zoning is performed to manage the use of land with the municipality. The regulations state what type of business or structure can be built in certain areas, as well as characterstic of the building. Through regulating the land uses the Municipality of Boissevain-Morton tries to create the best possible development of its community.
Building permits are required to begin construction of a building project. A building permit is required in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public. It does so by providing the means for the Municipality of Boissevain-Morton to ensure the necessary officials review the project design and to inspect the construction for minimum standards as required by the building code and by-laws.
A building permit is required for new construction, additions, alterations, renovations, relocations and repairs or rehabilitation of a building or structure. Some minor repairs do not require a permit.
In accordance with the Fire Prevention and Control by-law, no person shall start an Outdoor Fire during the Wildfire Season without first obtaining a Burning Permit from the Municipality.
Except when a burning ban has been enacted, fires that are set in an outdoor fire pit or solid fuel burning appliance, set for cooking or warmth, and would normally be considered a campfire are exempt from a Burning Permit, but must adhere to the following conditions:
- Any fire that is set in a fire pit or solid fuel appliance shall be enclosed on all sides and constructed of masonry, concrete, heavy gauge metal or other noncombustible materials.
- The fire pit or solid fuel appliance shall be covered with a non-combustible grate or mesh. If the fire pit or solid fuel appliance is equipped with a chimney, it shall have a noncombustible mesh or spark arrester installed.
- The fire pit or solid fuel appliance shall be located on a flat, level and noncombustible base clear of overhangs, such as roofs, tree branches or utility wires.
- A minimum clearance of 3 meters, measured from the nearest fire pit edge is maintained from any structures or any combustibles (ie. fences, trees, hydro poles) and property lines.
- Solid fuel appliances shall be installed to manufacturer's specifications with any required distance to a structure or combustible of at least 10 meters.