Our Fire Station is located at 124 – 3rd Street NE
Telephone: (204) 239-8340
The City of Portage la Prairie Fire Department is contracted to provide Fire and Rescue services to the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie and Dakota Tipi First Nation. We cover an area of approximately 864 square miles and a population of approximately 20,000 people.
About the Portage la Prairie Fire Department
Permits, Bylaws & Emergency Plan
Here you will find general information and links to By-laws and permit applications managed by the Portage Fire Department and the public version of our Emergency Plan.
- Outdoor Burning Appliance Permit
- Open Air Fire Permit
- Parade Permit
- Excess Animal Permit
- Fire Bylaw 05-8266
- Open Air Fire Bylaw 04-8228
- Solid Fuel Furnace Bylaw 94-7640
- Traffic Bylaw 20-8705
- Animal Control Bylaw 21-8721
- Alarm Bylaw 13-8607
- Local Vehicles for Hire Bylaw 19-8694
Citizens’ Emergency Quick Reference Guide
Individuals, families and businesses can support our community’s resiliency by being personally prepared for an emergency for up to 72 hours. The Citizens’ Emergency Quick Reference Guide was created to provide effective community education so the public knows what do do in the event of an emergency.
The City of Portage also has resources for the control of skunks and beavers in the City area. To report a problem with skunks or beavers please call 204-239-8340.
For additional information concerning our Department or services offered you can reach us at:
Telephone: (204) 239-8340
Fax: (204) 239-5154
E-Mail to: email@example.com (Administrative Assistant)
Our Police Station is located at 340 Lorne Ave. East
Telephone: (204) 857-4445
The Portage la Prairie RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) provides policing services to the City of Portage la Prairie, the RM of Portage la Prairie and North Norfolk. The detachment also polices three First Nation communities (Dakota Tipi, Dakota Plains and Long Plain). Within the Rural Municipalities, Portage la Prairie Detachment also provides policing service to the communities of Oakville, St. Ambroise, Delta Beach, High Bluff, Oakland, MacDonald, Poplar Point, MacGregor, Austin, Sydney and twelve Hutterite colonies.
Criminal Record / Vulnerable Sector Checks
The Portage la Prairie RCMP Detachment processes all Criminal Record / Vulnerable Sector Checks. To obtain a Criminal Record/ Vulnerable Sector Check send an email with your request to RCMP.DPortageDet-DDetPortage.GRC@rcmp-grc.gc.ca . You will receive a response with the instructions and documents.
The Portage la Prairie RCMP bicycle registry was created to help identify owners of abandoned or seized bicycles. By registering, you provide police the means to identify your bicycle should it ever go missing. The service is free and could assist in getting your bicycle returned. To register, scan the QR code below or follow the link to our online bicycle registration form. Please have your bicycle make, model and serial number ready.
Citizens on Patrol (COPP)
Portage la Prairie has a very active Citizens on Patrol Program (COPP) which was established in 1992. The main goal of this program is for volunteer community members to be on the look-out for any suspicious or criminal activity, to record this activity and, where appropriate, to report such activities to the police. COPP members act as additional “eyes and ears” for their community and the police, which can assist in reducing crime.
- About Portage la Prairie COPP
- Become a COPP Member
- COPP Website
- Residential Check Form – To have your home registered for the Residential Check Program, complete the form and drop it off at the Portage la Prairie RCMP Detachment
Sirius Protection and Security Services provides non-core police services for the City of Portage la Prairie including by-law enforcement, parking control and animal control services.
By-law Enforcement Officers proactively enforce the City’s by-laws including but not limited to the Traffic By-law and Occupancy & Maintenance By-laws. To view a list of the City’s most requested by-laws visit the By-laws webpage.
City Parking Information
In April 2020, the City of Portage la Prairie removed all parking meters in preparation for the implementation of our new downtown parking strategy. Effective May 1, 2020, we switched to two-hour free parking in formerly metered parking spots. This initiative will encourage more people to shop our downtown merchants and support our service providers in the future.
Disputing a Parking Ticket
- Dispute a Parking Violation Ticket Overview
- The Provincial Offences Act and Municipal By-Law Enforcement Act
- General and Parking Bylaw Enforcement Bylaw 17-8655
- Request for Review by a Screening Officer Form
Pay your Parking Ticket
Make your cheque or Money Order payable to the City of Portage la Prairie and mail to:
City of Portage la Prairie
97 Saskatchewan Ave
Portage la Prairie , MB R1N 0L8
Or pay at City Hall between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays.
Payment may be placed in drop box at City Hall after hours or through direct payment & e-payment options with Telepay or by credit card through Paymentus
The City of Portage la Prairie accepts Interac e-Transfers as a secure and convenient payment method. Follow these instructions to send an e-transfer: Interac e-Transfer instructions
Animal Control Officer
Phone: 204-239-8326, 9 am -7 pm, Monday – Friday
Animal Control Website: www.city-plap.com/animalcontrol
Bylaw: Animal Control Bylaw 21-8721
Animal Control Services are supplied by Sirius Protection and Security Services under contract to the City of Portage la Prairie. Both the Animal Control Officer and the Animal Retention Facility can be reached by calling 204-239-8326. All dogs and cats over the age of 6 months are required to be licensed. Pet licenses may be obtained at City Hall or you can complete the Pet License Application online.
The City of Portage also has resources for the control of skunks in the City area. To report a problem with skunks please call 204-239-8326.