The Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton has zoning by-laws that govern the development of properties in their communities. Administration of zoning changes, plans of subdivision and building permits are handled by the Eastern Interlake Planning District. The Municipality has to approve any major changes.

Eastern Interlake Planning District

Located at 62 Second Avenue in Gimli, MB, the Eastern Interlake Planning District provides planning services to the Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton, Town of Arborg, RM of Gimli, and Town of Winnipeg Beach.

To avoid penalty fees, please remember to acquire your approved building permits prior to starting your construction projects.

Also, in an effort to reduce the amount of errors occurring in the placement of structures, EIPD will now be requesting certified surveys of lots prior to the approval of any building permit for new construction such as houses, garages, additions, decks, etc. These surveys shall be prepared by a Registered Manitoba Land Surveyor. Some exceptions may apply.

PLEASE NOTE: Effective January 1, 2019, EIPD will require a refundable deposit when applying for a building permit. The deposit is to ensure that ALL inspections will be requested and completed. The deposit amount will be calculated based on the contract value of the project and will be released upon satisfactory completion of all required inspections.

For more information, please visit or contact EIPD at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (204) 642-5478.

Community & Regional Planning Branch – Selkirk

The Manitoba government is the Subdivision Approving Authority for the Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton. Before you start, meet with a planner at your local Community and Regional Planning office to discuss your proposed subdivision.

Application requirements:

  • A subdivision application form with all questions answered, and signed by the registered owner and applicant
  • A Subdivision Application Map (submitted as a TIFF image and a hard copy) prepared by a Manitoba land surveyor showing:
    • Ties to a minimum of two survey monuments
    • Proposed lot(s) with dimensions, area and angles
    • Location of all buildings on foundations and fixed structures
    • Driveway(s) including the current and proposed access
    • Onsite wastewater management systems and distance to proposed lot lines
    • Well
    • Existing above-ground utilities
    • Existing tree line and edge of field
    • Major water bodies
    • Title search
  • Status of Title(s) for all land to be included in the subdivision from a Manitoba land surveyor. The Status of Title(s) cannot be more than 30 days old.
  • A cheque or money order for $510 payable to the Minister of Finance  (Application fee is subject to change. Please confirm all information with the Community & Regional Planning Branch.)


Mail or drop off the completed application form, the required application fee, map, titles, and any supporting documents to the Selkirk Community and Regional Planning office.

Your application will be considered incomplete and returned if any of the above requirements are missing. For more information, please contact Community and Regional Planning – Selkirk Branch at (204) 785-5090 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Development Tax Incentive Program

For information about the municipal Development Tax Incentive Program, which provides successful applicants with tax rebates for building a residential or commercial structure on an empty lot, please see the information under By-law 08-2022.

RV's on Vacant Lots

Due to an increase of violations, The Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton would like to remind property owners that RV's are not allowed on vacant lots in the lakefront developments.