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Permits and Zoning

Permits – Commercial


Please note that the physical access to the Division inspection et permis service desk located at 5, boul. D’Youville is closed to the public from June 16 to June 22, inclusive due to a Covid-19 outbreak.

During this period, no in-person services will be offered. However, our employees will be able to offer the same quality of services and respond adequately to citizens requests during regular business hours in one of the following ways:

Thank you for your understanding.

For certain work, you will need to obtain a permit or certificate. The City requires these documents to be applied for mainly to ensure that building standards are met and that the work carried out is compliant.

To make it easier for you, we have designed simplified information sheets about the most frequently requested permits. If you cannot find the information you are looking for, or if you need more details, please contact us.

To find out about the permits and licences required to start or operate a business in Quebec, whether issued by any one of the three levels of government (federal, provincial and municipal), go to BizPaL.

List of businesses with a solicitation or snow removal permit

Under the municipal by-laws, certain businesses or organizations must have a specific permit to carry out their activities in the municipality. These include door-to-door canvassing and private snow removal. To ensure that you are doing business with a company that is authorized by the city, please check this list of organizations that hold these kinds of permits.

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