Permits, Certificates & Fees

Before beginning your renovations projects, please ensure that you have obtained the necessary permits and/or certificates. If you are at the beginning of the permit application process, the following section will explain the necessary steps and applicable fees.

Types of application Fees
Application for plan review $50
Application for plan review for a new construction or an addition of an area equal or greater than 40 sq. m (430.56 sq ft) $800
Application for a zoning or subdivision by-law amendment (in addition to the costs of all public notices and 15% of administration fees). $1,000
Request for a letter of tolerance. $250
Request for approval of a cadastral operation. $500
The above mentioned fees are non-refundable.

Residential use

Building permit for residential building and certificate of authorization for landscaping Fees
New construction or an addition of an area equal or greater than 40 sq. m (430.56 sq ft) $16 per sq. m (10.76 sq ft)
All other construction projects: Reconstruction, Addition – Alterations, Repairs, Landscaping (Authorization Certificate):
Estimated value of proposed work Fees
$1 – $3,000 $6 /$100 – Minimum fees: $100
$3,001 – $30,000 $180 for the first $3,000 + $10 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $30,000
$30,001 and up $450 for the first $30,000 + $8 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof

Commercial use and other uses

Building permit for residential building and certificate of authorization for landscaping Fees
New construction or an addition of an area equal or greater than 40 sq. m (430.56 sq ft) $16 per sq. m (10.76 sq ft)
All other construction projects: Reconstruction, Addition – Alterations, Repairs, Landscaping (Authorization Certificate):
Estimated value of proposed work Fees
$1- $3,000 $6 /$100 – Minimum fees: $100
$3,001 – $30,000 $180 for the first $3,000 + $11 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $30,000
$30,001 and up $477 for the first $30,000 + $10 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof

Other permits and certificates

Other permits and certificates Fees
Plumbing Permit (residential, commercial and other uses)
  • Installing
  • Altering
  • Extending
  • Renewing
$40 and more
$15/fixture
Certificate of authorization for signs $125/sign
Certificate of authorization for temporary use of the private domain for a café-terrace $10/chair (minimum $40)
Certificate for temporary use of the public domain by a café-terrace $1.15/m2 ($0.11 / pi2) / day
Certificate of occupancy
  • Permanent
  • Temporary
  • Non-profit organization – temporary occupancy
 
  • $200
  • $50
  • No charge
Subdivision permit (Cadastral operation): per lot established $100/lot
Rock excavation or blasting permit $1200
Certificate of authorization for tree cutting $50 (plan review) + $100/tree
Filming Permit
  • Category I: professional photo sessions
  • Category II: all film and video productions
 
  • $100
  • $1000 + deposit
Miscellaneous permits $50
Distribution of circulars
  • Individual or non-profit organization
  • Profit-making organization
  • Distribution: 4 or more times/year
 
  • $15
  • $100
  • $350
Snow removal, landscaping, gardening $150/vehicle
Rooming House
  • first 3 bedrooms
  • additional bedroom
$80/year

$15/year