Stoves and fireplaces
The acquisition of a transformation permit is required for the installation of a stove or fireplace using oil, propane, or natural gas (or any other non-solid combustible fuel), as well as for the installation of particulate-fuelled EPA- or CAN/CSA-B415.1-certified appliances.
Is considered a solid fuel any solid combustible matter, such as wood. This by-law, however, does not apply to commercial cooking equipment such as wood stoves typically found in some pizzerias, for example.
As part of your permit request, bring the following documents to the Permits and inspections division service desk:
- The location certificate (2 copies)
- A draft of the project (2 copies)
- A cost estimate
- The contractor’s contact information, if applicable
- Payment for the survey fees
- A mandate from the owner is required if the permit is applied for by proxy
The new by-law on wood-burning stoves and fire places (15-069) came into force in August 2015. The installation or replacement of a fireplace or a wood-burning stove is not prohibited. Since October 1, 2018, only appliances with EPA or CSA-B415.1-10 certification, which requires that they emit no more than 2.5 g/h of particles into the atmosphere, may be installed and used.
The by-law applies to new and existing appliances.
For complete details, please direct residents to the Web page on wood-burning appliances.
Note that any issues concerning compliance with the Building Code (chimneys, fire walls, service spaces, conduits, etc.) come under the responsibility of the borough and are not covered under by-law 15-069.
For more information
Règlement d'urbanisme de l'arrondissement Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (in French)
Règlement sur la construction et la transformation de bâtiments, Ville de Montréal (in French)
Règlement sur la prévention des incendies, Ville de Montréal (in French)