Permits

Are you planning construction or renovation work on your property? Do you want to install a pool or hot tub in your yard? Contact the Permits and Inspections Division to ensure that your project complies with municipal by-laws.

Why do I need a permit?

To make sure the work meets City standards in terms of zoning, safety, architecture, quality of construction and environmental protection. In short, regulation through permit issuance promotes a safer, more harmonious urban environment.

A permit is required for:

  • building a shed, a garage or a gazebo
  • installing an above-ground or in-ground pool or a hot tub
  • building a patio
  • putting up a fence
  • renovation or construction work
  • etc.

The information presented in the backgrounders is a simplified version of zoning by-law No. 1275 and does not replace the official documents. 

Before starting any work, contact the Permits and Inspections Division at 450-455-3371, extension 2027. You may also come to City Hall with a copy of your certificate of location.

Tree felling and watering

The Engineering and Environment Division issues permits if you need to cut down a tree or water a new lawn. Call 450 455-3371, option 1.

Applying for a permit online

For some permits, you can apply online. Click here for details.