New Buildings

Required documents for a preliminary review:

  • 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;
  • Clear and coulor photographs of the existing property as well as a street view showing the adjacent properties;
  • A complete set of preliminary architectural drawings, scaled and dimensioned, folded to an 8,5” x 14” format, demonstrating existing and proposed conditions and compliance to current regulation, including:
    • A site plan showing setbacks, property lines, existing buildings, extensions, retaining walls, steps, major trees and any mechanical or electrical equipment installed outside a building ,
    • A plan of each floor,
    • A roof plan,
    • An elevation of each façade,
    • A street scape elevation including the neighbouring buildings, to demonstrate integration into the context,
    • Longitudinal and transverse sections,
    • A topographic study, if the terrain is rugged.
  • Clear and coulor photographs of a sample of main exterior materials to demonstrate integration;
  • Images of a 3D model illustrating the massing of the new construction in its context. (Depending on the nature of the site and the complexity of the project, a physical model may be required.)

Additional documents that may be required for final analysis, after favorable screening:

  • A work order from the selected windows and doors manufacturer, including an illustrated technical data sheet showing the considered model(s), including a coordinated numbering listed in a table and coordinated on photos and with the proposed elevations;
  • Clear and coulor photographs of all exterior materials samples that were not previously presented;
  • A complete set of working drawings (architecture, structure, mechanical, electrical), to scale, folded to a 8,5” x 14” format, stamped and signed by the appropriate professional (OAQ, OIQ);
  • A construction management document, as described under article 69 of By-Law #1300;
  • A preliminary landscaping plan or a letter describing the intent on the subject; the modifications to the site are subject to a distinct permit request;
  • Detailed calculations of the floor areas;
  • An official cost estimate, excluding taxes, provided by a general contractor.

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 815$ for new buildings; the cost of the permit is separate.
  • The cost of the permit is calculated from the floor areas of the project.
  • All files will be consulted 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 or a project manager (tariffs By-law).
  • All other documentation requested in the minute that need to be deposited prior to 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