Construction and renovation

Here you will find all the steps and documentation required to obtain a permit. Revised submittal requirements will be enforced as of May 1st 2018. Please refer to item 3 below. At any time, you can reach the Urban Planning Department at 514 989-5219 to answer your questions.


The following works do not require a permit or certificate. However, the standards written in the regulations still apply.

  • Exterior and interior painting.
  • Repointing of masonry.
  • Re-surfacing of asphalt on a flat roof (white roofs are not required).

Before 1980

Many homes built before 1980 contain asbestos: in old floor tiles, ceiling tiles, roof shingles and flashing, siding, insulation (around boilers, ducts, pipes, sheeting, fireplaces), pipe cement, and joint compound used on seams between pieces of sheet rock.

After 1980

For the purposes of this subdivision, gypsum boards and joint compounds manufactured after 1 January 1980 are deemed not to contain asbestos.



The most requested permits are illustrated below. Should you need assistance to direct your request, please contact the Urban Planning Department at (514) 989-5219.