Municipal Amalgamation

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Through the recent Municipal Amalgamation in Manitoba, 106 smaller municipalities joined together to form 47 new municipalities. If your municipality was part of amalgamation, how you use BizPaL to find information on the municipal permits and licenses you may need has likely been affected.

What is Municipal Amalgamation?

Municipal Amalgamation is when a number of smaller municipalities join together to become one larger municipality. Since the announcement of the Municipal Modernization Act in Manitoba, 106 municipalities have amalgamated into 47. To date, these Municipalities have done exceptional work with their neighbours, building on already successful regional partnerships.

How Municipal Amalgamation affects your search for permits and licenses

As of January 1, 2015, these 47 newly amalgamated Municipalities will temporarily be unavailable for selection in BizPaL. In the interim, to find information on Permits and Licenses for your area, please search BizPaL using your former Municipality name. 

Many of the municipalities that were affected by Municipal Amalgamation have had their permit and licence information temporarily removed from BizPaL Manitoba as the accuracy cannot yet be confirmed (where this is the case, you will be provided with contact information for your local government office where you can obtain the relevant municipal permit and licence information).  The new, updated information will be accessible in BizPaL Manitoba as soon as it has been confirmed by the Municipality. 

Is my municipality part of Municipal Amalgamation?

Please refer to the information below for a listing of the 106 former municipalities that became the 47 newly amalgamated municipalities. 

Former Municipality

New Municipality

1. Albert (RM)

Municipality of Two Borders

2. Archie (RM)

RM of Ellice-Archie

3. Arthur (RM)

Municipality of Two Borders

4. Benito (Village)

Municipality of Swan Valley West

5. Bifrost (RM)

Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton

6. Binscarth

Municipality of Russell-Binscarth

7. Birtle (RM)

Municipality of Prairie View

8. Birtle (Town)

Municipality of Prairie View

9. Blanshard (RM)

RM of Oakview

10. Boissevain (Town)

Municipality of Boissevain-Morton

11. Bowsman (Village)

Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman

12. Brenda (RM)

Municipality of Brenda-Waskada

13. Cameron (RM)

Municipality of Grassland

14. Cartwright (Village)

Municipality of Cartwright-Roblin

15. Clanwilliam (RM)

Municipality of Clanwilliam-Erickson

16. Crystal City (Village)

Municipality of Louise

17. Daly (RM)

Municipality of Riverdale

18. Deloraine (Town)

Municipality of Deloraine-Winchester

19. Edward (RM)

Municipality of Two Borders

20. Elkhorn (Village)

RM of Wallace-Woodworth

21. Ellice (RM)

RM of Ellice-Archie

22. Emerson (Town)

Municipality of Emerson-Franklin

23. Erickson (Town)

Municipality of Clanwilliam-Erickson

24. Eriksdale (Town)

Municipality of West Interlake

25. Ethelbert (RM)

Municipality of Ethelbert

26. Ethelbert (Village)

Municipality of Ethelbert

27. Franklin (RM)

Municipality of Emerson-Franklin

28. Gilbert Plains (Town)

Municipality of Gilbert Plains

29. Gilbert Plains (RM)

Municipality of Gilbert Plains

30. Gladstone (Town)

Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone

31. Glenboro (Village)

Municipality of Glenboro-South Cypress

32. Glenella (RM)

Municipality of Glenella-Lansdowne

33. Glenwood (RM)

Municipality of Souris-Glenwood

34. Grandview (RM)

Municipality of Grandview

35. Grandview (Town)

Municipality of Grandview

36. Gretna (Town)

Municipality of Rhineland

37. Grey (RM)

RM of Grey

38. Hamiota (RM)

Municipality of Hamiota

39. Hamiota (Town)

Municipality of Hamiota

40. Harrison (RM)

Municipality of Harrison Park

41. Hartney (Town)

Municipality of Grassland

42. Hillsburg (RM)

Municipality of Hillsburg-Roblin-Shell River

43. Lakeview (RM)

Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone

44. Langford (RM)

Municipality of North Cypress-Langford

45. Lansdowne (RM)

Municipality of Glenella-Lansdowne

46. Lawrence (RM)

RM of Lakeshore

47. Lorne (RM)

Municipality of Lorne

48. Louise (RM)

Municipality of Louise

49. MacGregor (Town)

Municipality of North Norfolk

50. Manitou (Town)

Municipality of Pembina

51. McCreary (Village)

Municipality of McCreary

52. McCreary (RM)

Municipality of McCreary

53. Miniota (RM)

Municipality of Prairie View

54. Minitonas (RM)

Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman

55. Minto (RM)

RM of Minto-Odanah

56. Morton (RM)

Municipality of Boissevain-Morton

57. Mossey River (RM)

RM of Mossey River

58. North Cypress (RM)

Municipality of North Cypress-Langford

59. North Norfolk (RM)

Municipality of North Norfolk

60. Notre Dame des Lourdes (Village)

Municipality of Lorne

61. Oak Lake (Town)

RM of Sifton

62. Oakland (RM)

Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa

63. Ochre River (RM)

RM of Lakeshore

64. Odanah (RM)

RM of Minto-Odanah

65. Park (RM)

Municipality of Harrison Park

66. Pembina (RM)

Municipality of Pembina

67. Plum Coulee (Town)

Municipality of Rhineland

68. Pt Mound (Town)

Municipality of Louise

69. Rapid City (Town)

RM of Oakview

70. Rhineland (RM)

Municipality of Rhineland

71. Rivers (Town)

Municipality of Riverdale

72. Riverside (RM)

RM of Prairie Lakes

73. Riverton (Village)

Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton

74. Roblin (RM)

Municipality of Cartwright-Roblin

75. Roblin (Town)

Municipality of Hillsburg-Roblin-Shell River

76. Rossburn (RM)

Municipality of Rossburn

77. Rossburn (Town)

Municipality of Rossburn

78. Russell (Town)

Municipality of Russell-Binscarth

79. Russell (RM)

Municipality of Russell-Binscarth

80. Saskatchewan (RM)

RM of Oakview

81. Shell River (RM)

Municipality of Hillsburg-Roblin-Shell River

82. Shellmouth-Boulton (RM)

RM of Riding Mountain West

83 Shoal Lake M

RM of Yellowhead

84. Sifton (RM)

RM of Sifton

85. Siglunes (RM)

Municipality of West Interlake

86. Silver Creek (RM)

RM of Riding Mountain West

87. Somerset (Village)

Municipality of Lorne

88. Souris (Town)

Municipality of Souris-Glenwood

89. South Cypress (RM)

Municipality of Glenboro-South Cypress

90. South Norfolk

Municipality of Norfolk Treherne

91. St. Claude (Village)

RM of Grey

92. St. Lazare (Village)

RM of Ellice-Archie

93. Ste Rose (RM)

Municipality of Ste. Rose

94. Ste Rose du Lac (Town)

Municipality of Ste. Rose

95. Strathclair RM (RM)

RM of Yellowhead

96. Strathcona (RM)

RM of Prairie Lakes

97. Swan River (RM)

Municipality of Swan Valley West

98. Treherne (Town)

Municipality of Norfolk Treherne

99. Wallace (RM)

RM of Wallace-Woodworth

100. Waskada (Village)

Municipality of Brenda-Waskada

101. Wawanesa (Village)

Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa

102. Westbourne (RM)

Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone

103. Whitewater (RM)

Municipality of Grassland

104. Winchester (RM)

Municipality of Deloraine-Winchester

105. Winnipegosis (Village)

RM of Mossey River

106. Woodworth (RM)

RM of Wallace-Woodworth

 

Municipal contact information

You may want to contact your municipality to learn more about municipal amalgamation or the municipal permits and licenses you’ll need for your business.