Public Safety

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, Dakota Tipi First Nation and Long Plain First Nation’s Urban Reserve. All full-time firefighters are required to be certified fire inspectors. We cover an area of approximately 864 square miles and a population of approximately 20,000 people.

Our Services:

  • Fire Suppression & Prevention
  • Fire Investigations
  • Vehicle Extrication
  • Haz-Mat Operations
  • Water and Ice Rescue
  • Confined Space Technical Rescue
  • Industrial, Business, and Home Fire & Safety Inspections
  • Youth Fire Stop Program
  • Public Education Presentations

We Belong To:

  • International Association of Fire Fighters
  • Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs
  • Manitoba Professional Fire Fighters
  • Manitoba Association of Fire Chiefs
  • Boyne River Mutual Aid District
  • National Fire Protection Association
  • Official Supporter of the Fire Fighters Burn Fund. (Annual Bike Auction and Golf Tournament)

Our Dispatch Methods:

  • Enhanced 911
  • Emergency Telephone Line Public Safety Communication System Digital Radios
  • VHF Radios
  • Modern Paging System for all Personnel

Our Equipment:

  • 2 Pumpers 1
  • Pumper/Tanker
  • 100-ft Aerial Platform Quint
  • Mini Pumper
  • Rescue Vehicle
  • Technical Rescue/Hazardous Material Trailer
  • Wildland Trailer
  • 3 Utility Vehicles
  • Zodiac Boat
  • Snowmobile Rescue Boggan
  • All Terrain Vehicle
  • Fire Safety House
  • Thermal Imaging Technology

Additional Services:

Portage Fire Department administers many of the City Bylaws including the Fire Bylaw, Open Air Fire Bylaw, Solid Fuel Furnace Bylaw, Traffic Bylaw including Parking Services and the Animal Control Bylaw.

Portage Fire Fighters Social Club:
The Portage Fire Fighters Social Club participates in many community events and maintains a food booth which runs at the Portage Industrial Exhibition each year

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.

Permits & Requests


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.

Skunk Control

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.

More Information

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: (Administrative Assistant)

Police Services

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 .  You will receive a response with the instructions and documents.

Bicycle Registry

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.

Bicycle Registry QR Code

Bicycle Registry QR Code

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.

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.

Bylaw Enforcement

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

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. Pay online via credit card using Pay Simply: Please note there is a 2.5% fee paid by the customer for this service and payments can take 3 – 5 days to process.

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

Animal Control Officer
Phone: 204-239-8326, 9 am -7 pm, Monday – Friday
Animal Control Website:
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.