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Permits and Zoning

Snow Removal – Contractors

A permit is required for any contractor wishing to plow driveways and private parking lots, using vehicles or machinery, anywhere in the City.


Complete the form Application for snow removal contractor’s permit and attach the following documentation:

  • Proof of a minimum of $1 million in corporate general and civil liability insurance;
  • A copy of the registration certificate for each of the vehicles listed on the form.

By email:

Submit your request with all the documentation to the following address:

In person:

Bring all the required documentation to the Division inspection et permis, at City Hall, where your application will be processed.

City Hall
5, boulevard D’Youville


$400, plus a security deposit of $500.


The permit is valid from November 1 to April 30 of the following year.


The contractor must at all times display on the interior of the vehicle (lower left side of the windshield) the permit sticker provided with the permit.


Contractors are required to identify themselves by using snow removal markers on any site where they will clear snow.

This marker must be a maximum height of 1.22 metres (48″) and a maximum width of 10.16 cm (4″). A maximum of 2 markers per access is permitted.

Pickets, markers and snow removal markers must be placed at a distance of:

  • 5 metres (5 feet) from the public sidewalk;
  • 3 metres (9′ 10″) from the curb;
  • 4 metres (13 feet) from existing pavement (if there is no sidewalk or curb).

Residential (single-family dwelling, duplex and triplex)

  • The contractor must blow or deposit snow onto either side of the parking space on private property.
  • It is prohibited to carry, push or deposit snow from the parking space onto the opposite side of the road or sidewalk, and within 1 metre of a fire hydrant.
  • The contractor must not raise snow banks at the curb to obstruct the visibility of motorists.
  • The contractor must not deposit snow or ice in natural watercourses.

Multi-family residential, commercial, industrial and institutional

  • In addition to the methods described above, the accumulation of snow in a parking space is permitted under the following conditions:
    • snow must be accumulated in a portion of the parking space in excess of the minimum standards of the zoning by-law;
    • the height of the accumulated snow must not exceed 3 metres;
    • the minimum distance between an accumulation of snow and a lot line must be 6 metres, and no encroachment into the visibility triangle is permitted.

The contractor is liable for any damage caused to private or public property during snow removal operations.


By applying for a permit, the contractor undertakes to comply with the laws and by-laws relating to all snow removal operations.

Refer to the by-laws.

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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