- Do you know the respetive historical value of your property?
- Did you read By-law #1303 concerning Zoning?
- Did you read the Guidelines for Building & Renovating including the introductory guideline #1 and guideline #2 concerning exterior walls?
- Did you read By-law #1391 concerning Building?
The majority of exterior renovations to character-defining elements of heritage buildings only allow for their restoration, or for alterations aiming to reinstate an original condition.
Required documents for review
(items marked with * are mandatory)
- *A letter describing the scope of the proposed work;
- *A letter from the building owner authorizing the permit application, if the request is made by a third party;
- *A copy of a recent certificate of location, showing the current conditions of the property;
- *Color photographs of the existing conditions and of samples of all proposed materials;
- A complete set of drawings illustrating the existing and proposed conditions, scaled and dimensioned;
- A detailed cost estimate, excluding taxes, provided by a contractor or professional.
Additional documents on existing and projected conditions are required depending on the planned intervention.
Balcony, Guard Rails, Deck and Stairs
- *A complete set of drawings illustrating the existing and proposed conditions, scaled and dimensioned, showing compliance to Section 9.8. of the Q.C.C. Chapter 1 (NBC 2005) in case of a complete reconstruction;
- *A dimensioned site plan showing the distances of the structures to all property lines;
- *Detailed site coverage area calculations of all structures above ground including projections, terraces, landings and stairs.
Waterproofing of foundations and French Drains:
- *Site plan or a copy of a recent certificate of location showing the area of work;
- Membrane specifications;
- Detailed report of the present and proposed condition.
- *Color photographs of the proposed brick against the existing should it need to be replaced;
- *A detailed report of the present condition and proposed;
- A wall section showing the proposed reconstruction, anchoring details and method of sealing the envelope stamped and signed by an architect if the building is a semi-detached or attached single-family dwelling unit, a multi-family dwelling that contains no more than four units, a mercantile occupancy, business occupancy, industrial occupancy or a combination of such dwellings or occupancies that is not more than two storeys and not more than 300 square metres in gross area after the work is completed and has a single basement level (architects act chapter A-21, section 16.1)
This list is a summary. Please note that additional documents or information may be required in order to provide a better understanding of the project and contribute to the request process. (By-Law #1300, article 65, point 14o)
Once you have gathered all the information you can open your file at the Urban Planning Counter in City Hall or open an online application.
- *The fee for the document analysis is 55$; the cost of the permit is separate.
- The cost of the permit is calculated from the cost of work.
- All files must be analyzed by the Urban Planning Department before they are referred to the Planning Advisory Committee and City Council.
- The applicant will receive a follow-up via email.
- Your permit will be issued at City hall or sent by email.
Information you need to bring:
- A detailed construction cost, excluding taxes, as provided by the general contractor (tariffs By-law).
- All other documentation requested that needs to be deposited prior to the issuance of a permit (ex. RBQ form, a site management document, asbestos report, sidewalk deposit, …).
Applies to all exterior changes to a building or property.
Need help with applying for a permit online? Here is a step-by-step guide