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Municipal By-Laws

Hot tubs and saunas

Hot tub

A number of standards apply to the installation of saunas and hot tubs. A permit may also be required for a hot tub, based on its water capacity.

Hot tub with a capacity of less than 2,000 litres (528 gallons) of water

No permit required, but installation standards are set out under the municipal by-law.

Hot tub with a capacity of over 2,000 litres (528 gallons)

Hot tubs this size are considered to be pools. The pool by-laws therefore apply and a permit is required.

Applicable standards

MAXIMUM NUMBER
  • One hot tub or sauna per lot.
LOCATION
  • Side or back yard.
  • If possible, avoid placing a hot tub under electric wires or telephone/television cables. If this is impossible, ensure that the wires are over 5 m (16 ft. 3 in.) over the hot tub. Otherwise, the hot tub must be at least 1.5 m (5 ft.) away from the wires.
SERVITUDES
  • Hot tubs and saunas cannot be placed in a servitude, unless otherwise authorized. It is your responsibility to determine the servitudes on your property.
MINIMUM DISTANCE

Property boundary lines

  • 1.5 m (5 ft.) (A)

Diagram showing distances for hot tubs

SAFETY
  • The hot tub must be equipped with a cover that is locked when it is not in use.
FILLING HOT TUBS
  • The filling of hot tubs is governed by certain standards related to water use.
EXCEPTIONS

Particular standards may apply to properties located:

  • On a street corner (corner lot)
  • In a flood zone or shoreline protection zone (for properties near waterways)

If in doubt, please check with the Division inspection et permis.

Do you need further details? Contact us!

  • By sending an email to :

    permis@ville.chateauguay.qc.ca

  • By calling :

    450 698-3000

    From Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon

  • You can come to the reception desk at City Hall located at 5 Boulevard D’Youville .

    From Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon

 


 


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