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Frequently Asked Questions

This section is an overview of the By-Laws governing the rules of good neighbourliness in the Municipality, and other practical information. Most of it consists of summarized and simplified extracts. Consequently, in the event of any discrepancy between these summarized excerpts and the contents of the Municipal By-Laws, the text that was approved and that is in force takes precedence. The official By-Laws can be consulted at the municipal offices during business hours.

A person who breaches any of the By-Law provisions may be charged.

Car Shelters

Temporary car shelters may be put up no earlier than October 1 and taken down no later than April 30.

Cutting Down Trees

Where a construction permit has been obtained for a new construction on a property, there must be at least one tree per 250 square metres of surface area. If this ratio cannot be met with trees that are currently standing, trees must be planted, and this within 18 months after any trees have been cut down. Trees may not be cut down without a permit (no charge).

Pets

Any dog housed within the municipal boundaries requires a licence. Dog licences are $15 annually, and can be obtained directly from the municipality.

The maximum number of pets that can be kept on a property is three (3) dogs and two (2) cats. It is an offence to exceed these limits.

Any dog that barks or howls continuously or for long periods of time in a manner that disturbs the peace of a neighbourhood is deemed to be a nuisance, and its owner or guardian is deemed to be committing an offence. Do not allow your dog to disturb the peace among neighbours.

Dogs must be kept within the boundaries of your property. When they are being walked, they must be kept on a leash. It is prohibited to let dogs roam loose on streets, sidewalks or on private/public properties. Dogs running loose may be picked up and impounded. No dog may be left on a vacant lot.

Out of respect for the environment and people, always pick up your pet’s droppings on public or private property.

 

Tall Grass

Grass and brush must be mowed regularly. Any brush and grass left to grow as high as 30 cm constitutes a nuisance, and is thereby prohibited, whether on vacant land or otherwise, when such land is within 30.5 metres of a neighbouring building.

Nuisances

Keeping properties clean and well-maintained is everyone’s business. Most residents in the municipality are diligent about looking after their properties, and like to keep their trees, lawns and flower beds nice and healthy. However, when litter is scattered over a property, it is visually offensive and degrading, and is considered a nuisance to the neighbourhood.

Harmful materials:

Stagnant water, demolition debris, scrap metal, garbage, empty bottles, abandoned vehicles, high grass, tires, etc.

Trailers

Trailers are not permitted on vacant lots in the municipality. However, a trailer or a mobile home that is passing through may be parked for up to 14 days on a property that has a principal building. This authorization is only given once a year. Naturally, the owners of a main building may park their trailer on their property.

Shoreline and Flood Zones

The owner of a property located next to a waterway, lake, river or a flood zone must check with the land use inspectors in the Town Planning Department before undertaking any construction, renovation or property development work to ensure that it complies with the rules established by Quebec’s Ministère de l’Environnement.

Noise

Any noise that could disrupt the peace, comfort and rest of residents is prohibited between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m.