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Municipal By-Laws

New lawn and new landscaping


When laying new sod, planting trees or shrubs or putting in new landscaping, a permit can be obtained in advance to allow for extended watering.

Please note that the permit must be posted so that it is visible from the street.

Permit application

To find out whether a water-use restriction or ban is in effect, please see the AlertEAU page.

Applicable standards

  • The permit allows you to water new sod at any time on the day it is laid. Proof of purchase may be requested.
  • When the new sod has been laid, the trees or shrubs have been planted or the new landscaping is completed, the permit authorizes continuous watering for 24 hours.
  • Subsequently, watering is allowed from 9 p.m. to midnight for up to 7 consecutive days.
  • After that period, the usual watering by-law must be followed.
Water-use restriction or ban

If the City suspends the use of drinking water, a permit can only be obtained if it can be shown that the work was started before the notice came into force.


During periods of drought, no landscaping contracts may be issued. The granting of a landscaping permit will take into account weather conditions that are relevant to this.

Do you need further details? Contact us!

  • By sending an email to :

  • 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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