Terms and conditions for online construction permit applications

Last updated September 2, 2020
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Learn about the terms and conditions to apply online for a permit to carry out renovation, installation or construction work.

The terms and conditions set out your rights and responsibilities and govern the purchase transaction when you apply online for the following services:

  • Renovation permit
  • Residential pool or spa installation permit
  • Felling permit for trees on private property 

By using these services, you are conducting a transaction with Montréal (hereafter referred to as “the city.”) You acknowledge and agree to these terms and conditions, and accept them expressly.

My Account

In order to use the city’s online services, you must create an account on montreal.ca. It will be used to identify you and handle your application securely. 

Applicable fees

The fee for an online permit application corresponds to the fee for processing the file. You must pay your bill in order for your application to be processed. Once your file has been processed, you may have additional fees to pay. If so, you will receive a payment notice by e-mail.

All prices are in Canadian dollars (CAD). If services are taxable, taxes are added to the total amount payable and are shown on the bill.

Credit cards

Only payment by credit card (Visa and MasterCard) is accepted. Once you have entered your payment information and the transaction has been accepted, the amount will be charged to your credit card. You will receive a transaction confirmation with a reference number by e-mail.

Please note that the financial institution is the online payment operator, not the city. When you submit your payment information, it is sent directly to the financial institution and does not pass through city servers.

Purchase transactions are made through a secure system that uses the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) protocol to encrypt data and transport it securely through the network.


You can request a reimbursement only if the city has not yet begun processing your file. To request a reimbursement, you must contact the permits counter in the borough where the work will take place. Reimbursement will be made by cancelling the transaction on your credit card account. The operation may take between three and seven days.


During an online purchase, the city cannot be held responsible for damages resulting from use of the Internet, particularly data loss, viruses, service interruptions or other issues.

By accepting the terms and conditions for online transactions, you agree to the city contacting you by e-mail to keep you informed of the status of your application in accordance with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CSAL).

In the case of discrepancies between the French and English versions of these terms and conditions, the French version prevails.

You can also consult the city’s confidentiality policy.