Agricultural Buildings

All agricultural buildings receive their building permits through the RM of Hanover. In previous years, agricultural buildings in excess of 600m received their building permits through the Office of the Fire Commissioner. This no longer applies.

Building permit applications for agricultural buildings must include a filled out application form, site plan and drawings. For projects up to 1500 sq ft, filling out the accessory structure checklist is sufficient. For buildings 1501 sq ft to 6458 sq ft, drafted plans must be provided. Buildings in excess of 6458 sq ft are regulated under Part 3 of the building code and must generally provide engineer stamped structural, mechanical and electrical drawings. 

Please note that all Part 3 building permits located in Hanover are charged fees based on the value of the construction project. There are two permits with two separate fees for structures located in Hanover, the development permit fee and building permit fee. The development permit is charged at a rate of 0.75% for the first $1 million in value and 0.25% for the value after the first $1 million. The building permit is charged at a rate of 1% for the first $1 million in value and 0.6% for the value after the first $1 million. This fee structure applies to farms buildings in excess of 600 sq m (6458 sq ft) as well.

If you have any questions about building permits for agricultural buildings, please contact us at 204-346-7125 or permits@hanovermb.ca.