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Municipal By-Laws

Outdoor fireplaces, Barbecues and outdoor ovens

Meat on a barbecue

Outdoor fireplaces, ovens, barbecues and fixed cooking appliances are allowed across the territory of Châteauguay and no permit is required. However, some rules must be observed.

Lighting and keeping going outdoor and open fires are also regulated by municipal by-laws depending on the type of fire. For more information on by-laws, please visit Outdoor and open fires.


Regulatory requirements

  • Backyard only
  • They must not be placed under electric wires, telephone cables, cable distribution systems, or inflammable and combustible materials.

Property lines (property boundaries)

  • 2 metres (6 feed 6 inches) (A)

Main building and any inflammable materials

  • 3 metres (9 feet 10 inches) (B)

  • 1.8 metres (6 feet), including the chimney for an outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor fireplaces must have a chimney and a fireplace cover.


Only the following materials are allowed to build an outdoor fireplace:

  • stone;
  • brick;
  • architectural concrete slabs;
  • stone pavers;
  • patented metal designed for fireplaces.

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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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