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Permits and certificates

From parking permits and construction permits to dog tags, this section contains a list of the main permits and licenses needed for domestic and commercial activities. Although many activities do not require a permit, they may be subject to certain regulations.

With or Without Permit?

Requires a permit

No permit required *

  • Renovating a staircase
  • Landscaping
  • Erecting a seasonal carport
    Prohibited on l'Île-des-Soeurs neighbourhood 
  • Building a ground level paving stone patio
  • Renovating or repairing a balcony, a stoop, a veranda or a platform
  • Installing a parabolic antenna that is less than 65 cm in diameter
  • Repairing or replacing cabinets, a sink, a wash basin or a toilet
  • Installing a fence, a small wall or a hedge
  • Installing an above-ground pool
  • Placing and using a dumpster on private property
  • Building an average-sized shed or garden house
  • Replacing the surface of a wall or ceiling
  • Repairing the surface of an outer wall using the same materials, with normal maintenance
  • Replacing an asphalt roof or replacing asphalt tiles
  • Painting, staining or varnishing a main or accessory structure
  • Installing, repairing or replacing the building's internal electrical system
  • Installing a permanent heat pump or air conditioner


*Even if some work requires no permit, it is always recommended that you contact the Direction de l'aménagement urbain et des services aux entreprises in order to make sure that you comply with current regulations and standards.