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Applying for a Permit

What is the purpose of a permit?

When it delivers a permit, the Municipality ensures that the work being done within its territory complies with the laws and By-Laws in force. This means of control will enable the Municipality to develop its territory in a harmonious and sustainable manner.

Do I need a permit to carry out my project?

Several types of work done on properties require a permit or certificate of authorization, for instance:

  • construction projects
  • renovation projects
  • cutting down trees
  • installing a pool,
  • installing a fence, wall or hedge,
  • excavation or filling, etc

However, some work does not require a permit, only compliance with the By-Law in force. In order to determine whether your work requires a permit or an authorization, we recommend that you check with the planning department.

How long does it take to issue these?

If it turns out that a permit is required, you should also find out how long it will take. Depending on the season, the application of a By-Law under the architectural implementation and integration program or other factors, the timeline for issuing a permit may vary, and should be taken into consideration when planning your project.

How to apply for a permit?

You can print the form which relates to your project among the PDF file application forms at the end of this page. We invite you to complete it and to join the required documents to accelerate the process. You can post or bring your application for permit to the city hall.

For a new construction, a major renovation, a septic installation or for a well, we recommend booking an appointment with the Town Planning Department (819 242 8762, ext. 3100). We are available to meet you on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays from 1:00 pm till 4:00 pm.