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Municipal By-Laws

Temporary car shelters

Temporary car shelter

Temporary car shelters, often called Tempos, are authorized in Châteauguay during the winter.

Although no permit is required to put up a car shelter, some rules nevertheless apply.

Applicable standards


Temporary car shelters (and their supporting structure) are authorized only during the winter.

  • Installation date: October 15 at the earliest
  • Removal date: April 30 at the latest
  • A single shelter per lot for single-family dwellings, duplexes and triplexes.
  • Lane leading to parking spot or garage
  • Front, side or back yard

Boundary lines (A)

  • 70 cm (2 ft. 4 in.)

Front yard (B)

  • 2 m (6 ft. 6 in.) from the road pavement (if there is a curb)
  • 2.5 m (8 ft. 2 in.) from the road pavement (if there is a sidewalk)
  • 3 m (9 ft. 10 in.) from the road pavement (if there is neither curb nor sidewalk)
  • 1 m (3 ft. 4 in.) from a bicycle path

  • 4 m (8 ft.)
  • One storey maximum
  • 40 m2 (430 ft.2) per dwelling unit
  • Dismountable metal tubing
  • Construction solid enough to support pressure of 200 kg/m2


  • Canvas, synthetic canvas, polyethylene 6 mm or thicker or any similar material
  • Uniform colour, with no holes, kept in good condition

Not authorized

  • Cardboard, linoleum, polyethylene less than 6 mm thick, tar or mineral paper, unenamelled sheet metal or any similar material
  • There must be a residence on the lot where the temporary car shelter is installed.
  • The shelter must only serve as a parking space for motor vehicles during the winter. It cannot be used as a storage space.

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Answers to your questions

  • No. The metallic structure cannot be set up before October 15.

  • No. No heating systems are permitted for temporary car shelters.

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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