- Do you know in which zone your property is located?
- Did you read By-law #1303 concerning Zoning?
- Did you read guideline #6 concerning landscaping?
Gather all mandatory documents, marked by an asterisk (*) in steps 2 and 3 below, prior to applying for a permit at the Urban Planning counter; otherwise the opening of a file will be denied.
Required documents for 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 letter from the association of co-owners authorizing the proposed modification;
- *A copy of a recent certificate of location, showing the current conditions of the property;
- *Clear and colour photographs from the wall showing the existing conditions and context;
- *A scaled and dimensioned site plan showing setbacks, property lines and location of the retaining wall;
- * A scaled section illustrating the topography of the existing and proposed conditions including the height of the walls;
- A detailed section of the wall structure, stamped and signed by an engineer, if the wall exceeds 3′-0” in height or is not a dry stone assembly;
- *Clear and coulor photographs of samples or specifications for proposed materials;
- 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 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 or a project manager (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.
Good Neighbour Practices
We recognize that construction may result in temporary inconveniences, so we ask that you work with us to minimize disruptions. Being a good neighbour when you build can save you time and money in the end.