Permits and certificates
Fence, Stone Wall, Hedge
No permit is required to install a fence, hedge or small wall, but the
following rules must be observed.
- Front yard : An ornamental iron fence installed on the
façade of a building located between the northern limits of the Borough and
the southern limits of the lots bordering Rue Stephens must be
preserved and maintained in good condition . A fence installed
on the façade must be made of decorative, open work wrought iron of the same
colour as the balustrade installed on the façade of the building. The fence
must be erected at a minimum distance of 45 cm from the sidewalk, and its
height, at 1.20 metres. If the fence is located at least 10 metres
from the front lot line, a height of up to 1.85 metres is allowable. A
hedge is authorized along the façade without any height restriction.
- Sideyard or backyard : A fence, hedge or low wall in the
sideyard or backyard of the building are allowed, with authorized materials.
The maximum height is 1.85 metres and an add-on of 60 cm is
allowable, depending on the type of fence or low wall installed.
- No fence or small wall may be installed within 1 m of a fire
hydrant . No hedge may be planted within 1.2 m of the hydrant.
- Grounds located at a street corner: The office of the
Borough's Direction de l'aménagement urbain et des services aux entreprises
must be contacted to find out the bylaw details, depending on the location of
- The maximum height authorized for the posts of a fence, including
decorative components, is fifteen centimetres (15 cm) higher than the
components located between the posts.
- Nuns' Island neighbourhood: Fences and low walls must be
built of authorized permanent materials, according to special provisions,
particularly with regard to colour.
- The two owners must agree before a boundary fence is erected along the
boundary between two private properties, pursuant to article 1005 of the
Civil Code of Québec.
For more details
Urban Planning and Business Services Department
de Verdun, Suite 109