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