Add or replace an awning or a canopy

Want to replace an awning or install a canopy above your entry door? You must comply with the regulations in force, and in certain cases, you are required to obtain a permit.

In each Montréal borough, you must meet architectural harmony and safety standards when building or replacing an awning or a canopy.

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Minor repairs and maintenance

A permit is not required to maintain or repair an awning or a canopy.

Installation and replacement

A permit is required to install, change (enlarge, alter, move) or replace an awning, a retractable awning or a canopy.

General requirements and restrictions

  • In residential areas, the maximum projection of an extension is 1.5 metres.
  • Awnings and canopies are authorized on public property under certain conditions. 
  • If the element is located in the side or back yards, a minimum distance of 1.2 metres from the property line must be respected. 

Please contact the permit counter to check the regulations that apply to your situation.

Permit fees

Processing fees for permit applications vary based on the projected cost of the work. You will be required to pay $9.80 for every $1,000 of work.

Regardless of the amount of work, you will be required to pay a minimum:

  • $161 for a strictly residential building
  • $473 for a commercial, industrial, institutional or mixed-use building

The projected costs must include all fees associated with the work (ex: plans, labour, equipment), taxes included.

Additional fees may apply if your building or the area in which it is located has historic value or is subject to specific architectural standards.

Fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • layout plan drawn to scale (with measurements) showing the projection in relation to the building and the property limits
  • any plan, elevation drawing or sectional view drawn to scale (with measurements) and any information required to ensure that the project is compliant with municipal regulations
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is done on a condominium:

  • letter of authorization from each owner or resolution from the condominium syndicate

If you are a representative:

  • power of attorney authorizing you to act on behalf of the owner

Further reading: How to obtain the documents required to apply for a permit

Communication channels

Submit your renovation permit applications all at once (building interior, roof, doors and windows, exterior siding, projections such as stairs, balconies and terraces).

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

You need an account on montreal.ca to use this service.

Point of service

555 Rue Chabanel Ouest
Suite 600
Montréal, QC H2N 2H8

Legislation

Minor repairs and maintenance

A permit is not required to maintain or repair an awning or a canopy.

Installation and replacement

A permit is required to install, change (enlarge, alter, move) or replace an awning, a retractable awning or a canopy.

Permit fees

Processing fees for permit applications vary based on the projected cost of the work. You will be required to pay $9.80 for every $1,000 of work (taxes included).

Regardless of the amount of work, you will be required to pay a minimum:

  • $161 for a strictly residential building
  • $473 for a commercial, industrial, institutional or mixed-use building
     

The projected costs must include all fees associated with the work (ex: plans, labour, equipment), taxes included.

Additional fees may apply if your building or the area in which it is located has historic value or is subject to specific architectural standards.

Fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • any plan, elevation drawing or sectional view drawn to scale and any information required to ensure that the project is compliant with municipal regulations  
  • recent colour photo of the façades on the buildings next door
  • recent colour photo of the façades  affected by the work
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is done on a condominium:

  • letter of authorization from each owner or resolution from the condominium syndicate

If you are a representative:

  • power of attorney authorizing you to act on behalf of the owner

Further reading: How to obtain the documents required to apply for a permit

Communication channels

In person

Point of service

By appointment
7171 Rue Bombardier
Second floor
Montréal, QC H1J 2E9

Legislation

Awnings

A permit is not required to install, replace or repair an awning.

Nevertheless, if your building is located within the Mount Royal Heritage Site, you must obtain authorization from the borough before you carry out the work.

Canopies

Minor repairs and maintenance

A permit is not required to maintain or repair a canopy, except if your building is located within the Mount Royal Heritage Site.

Installation and replacement

A permit is required to install, change (enlarge, alter, move) or replace a canopy.

Installing an awning or a canopy is subject to certain standards (location, distance to the property limits). Please contact the permit counter for further information.

Permit fees

Processing fees for permit applications vary based on the projected cost of the work. You will be required to pay $9.80 for every $1,000 of work.

Regardless of the amount of work, you will be required to pay a minimum:

  • $161 for a strictly residential building
  • $473 for a commercial, industrial, institutional or mixed-use building
     

The projected costs must include all fees associated with the work (ex: plans, labour, equipment), taxes included.

Additional fees may apply if your building or the area in which it is located has historic value or is subject to specific architectural standards.

Fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • any plan, elevation drawing or sectional view drawn to scale and any information required to ensure that the project is compliant with municipal regulations  
  • recent colour photo of the façades on the buildings next door
  • recent colour photo of the façades  affected by the work
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is done on a condominium:

  • letter of authorization from each owner or resolution from the condominium syndicate

If you are a representative:

  • power of attorney authorizing you to act on behalf of the owner

Further reading: How to obtain the documents required to apply for a permit

Communication channels

Submit your renovation permit applications all at once (building interior, roof, doors and windows, exterior siding, projections such as stairs, balconies and terraces).

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

You need an account on montreal.ca to use this service.

Point of service

By appointment
5160 Boulevard Décarie
Montréal, QC H3X 2H9

Minor repairs and maintenance

A permit is not required to maintain or repair an awning or a canopy.

Installation and replacement

A permit is required to install, change (enlarge, alter, move) or replace an awning, a retractable awning or a canopy.

Permit fees

Processing fees for permit applications vary based on the projected cost of the work. You will be required to pay $9.80 for every $1,000 of work.

Regardless of the amount of work, you will be required to pay a minimum:

  • $161 for a strictly residential building
  • $473 for a commercial, industrial, institutional or mixed-use building
     

The projected costs must include all fees associated with the work (ex: plans, labour, equipment), taxes included.

Additional fees may apply if your building or the area in which it is located has historic value or is subject to specific architectural standards.

Fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • any plan, elevation drawing or sectional view drawn to scale and any information required to ensure that the project is compliant with municipal regulations  
  • recent colour photo of the façades on the buildings next door
  • recent colour photo of the façades  affected by the work
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is done on a condominium:

  • letter of authorization from each owner or resolution from the condominium syndicate

If you are a representative:

  • power of attorney authorizing you to act on behalf of the owner

Further reading: How to obtain the documents required to apply for a permit

Communication channels

Submit your renovation permit applications all at once (building interior, roof, doors and windows, exterior siding, projections such as stairs, balconies and terraces).

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

You need an account on montreal.ca to use this service.

Point of service

1800 Boulevard Saint-Joseph
Montréal, QC H8S 2N4

Minor repairs and maintenance

A permit is not required to maintain or repair an awning or a canopy.

Installation and replacement

A permit is required to install, change (enlarge, alter, move) or replace an awning, a retractable awning or a canopy.

Permit fees

Processing fees for permit applications vary based on the projected cost of the work. You will be required to pay $9.80 for every $1,000 of work.

Regardless of the amount of work, you will be required to pay a minimum:

  • $161 for a strictly residential building
  • $473 for a commercial, industrial, institutional or mixed-use building
     

The projected costs must include all fees associated with the work (ex: plans, labour, equipment), taxes included.

Additional fees may apply if your building or the area in which it is located has historic value or is subject to specific architectural standards.

Fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • certificate of location
  • building specification sheet
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • any plan, elevation drawing or sectional view drawn to scale and any information required to ensure that the project is compliant with municipal regulations  
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is done on a condominium:

  • letter of authorization from each owner or resolution from the condominium syndicate

If you are a representative:

  • power of attorney authorizing you to act on behalf of the owner

Further reading: How to obtain the documents required to apply for a permit

Communication channels

Submit your renovation permit applications all at once (building interior, roof, doors and windows, exterior siding, projections such as stairs, balconies and terraces).

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

You need an account on montreal.ca to use this service.

Point of service

By appointment
55 Avenue Dupras
Montréal, QC H8R 4A8

Minor repairs and maintenance

You don’t need a permit to maintain or repair a canopy or awning, except for the following cases:

  • A classified historical building 
  • A “significant architectural witness” building
  • A building that is located in the Mount Royal historic site area 
  • A building that is located in a “classified heritage immovable” area 

Installation and replacement

You must apply for a permit to install, transform (expand, modify or move) or replace a canopy or an awning.

For existing buildings, you must reproduce the characteristics of the building’s original canopy or awning. 

In general, awnings are prohibited on facades unless the awning is an original component of the building.

Permit fees

Processing fees for permit applications vary based on the projected cost of the work. You will be required to pay $9.80 for every $1,000 of work.

Regardless of the amount of work, you will be required to pay a minimum:

  • $161 for a strictly residential building
  • $473 for a commercial, industrial, institutional or mixed-use building
     

The projected costs must include all fees associated with the work (ex: plans, labour, equipment), taxes included.

Additional fees may apply if your building or the area in which it is located has historic value or is subject to specific architectural standards.

Fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • any plan, elevation drawing or sectional view drawn to scale and any information required to ensure that the project is compliant with municipal regulations  
  • recent colour photo of the façades on the buildings next door
  • recent colour photo of the façades  affected by the work
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is done on a condominium:

  • letter of authorization from each owner or resolution from the condominium syndicate

If you are a representative:

  • power of attorney authorizing you to act on behalf of the owner

Further reading: How to obtain the documents required to apply for a permit

Communication channels

Submit your renovation permit applications all at once (building interior, roof, doors and windows, exterior siding, projections such as stairs, balconies and terraces).

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

You need an account on montreal.ca to use this service.

Point of service

201 Avenue Laurier Est
Fifth floor
Montréal, QC H2T 3E6

Minor repairs and maintenance

A permit is not required to maintain or repair an awning or a canopy.

Installation and replacement

A permit is required to install, change (enlarge, alter, move) or replace an awning, a retractable awning or a canopy.

Prohibited materials

For residential buildings, polycarbonate or plastic awnings are prohibited. However, if they were installed before February 13, 2008, they can be repaired or replaced.

Permit fees

Processing fees for permit applications vary based on the projected cost of the work. You will be required to pay $9.80 for every $1,000 of work.

Regardless of the amount of work, you will be required to pay a minimum:

  • $161 for a strictly residential building
  • $473 for a commercial, industrial, institutional or mixed-use building

The projected costs must include all fees associated with the work (ex: plans, labour, equipment), taxes included.

Additional fees may apply if your building or the area in which it is located has historic value or is subject to specific architectural standards.

Fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • any plan, elevation drawing or sectional view drawn to scale and any information required to ensure that the project is compliant with municipal regulations  
  • recent colour photo of the façades on the buildings next door
  • recent colour photo of the façades  affected by the work
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is done on a condominium:

  • letter of authorization from each owner or resolution from the condominium syndicate

If you are a representative:

  • power of attorney authorizing you to act on behalf of the owner

Further reading: How to obtain the documents required to apply for a permit

Learn more

For more information, please contact the permit counter.

Apply

Online

Submit your renovation permit applications all at once (building interior, roof, doors and windows, exterior siding, projections such as stairs, balconies and terraces).

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

Minor repairs and maintenance

A permit is not required to maintain or repair an awning or a canopy.

Installation and replacement

A permit is required to install, change (enlarge, alter, move) or replace an awning, a retractable awning or a canopy.

Permit fees

Processing fees for permit applications vary based on the projected cost of the work. You will be required to pay $9.80 for every $1,000 of work.

Regardless of the amount of work, you will be required to pay a minimum:

  • $161 for a strictly residential building
  • $473 for a commercial, industrial, institutional or mixed-use building

The projected costs must include all fees associated with the work (ex: plans, labour, equipment), taxes included.

Additional fees may apply if your building or the area in which it is located has historic value or is subject to specific architectural standards.

Fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • any plan, elevation drawing or sectional view drawn to scale and any information required to ensure that the project is compliant with municipal regulations  
  • recent colour photo of the façades on the buildings next door
  • recent colour photo of the façades  affected by the work
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is done on a condominium:

  • letter of authorization from each owner or resolution from the condominium syndicate

If you are a representative:

  • power of attorney authorizing you to act on behalf of the owner

Further reading: How to obtain the documents required to apply for a permit

Communication channels

Submit your renovation permit applications all at once (building interior, roof, doors and windows, exterior siding, projections such as stairs, balconies and terraces).

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

You need an account on montreal.ca to use this service.

Point of service

15795, boulevard Gouin Ouest
(on the 2nd floor, rear door of the citizen reception and public safety office)
Montréal, QC H9H 1C5

Minor repairs and maintenance

A permit is not required to maintain or repair an awning or a canopy.

Installation and replacement

A permit is required to install, change (enlarge, alter, move) or replace an awning, a retractable awning or a canopy.

Permit fees

Processing fees for permit applications vary based on the projected cost of the work. You will be required to pay $9.80 for every $1,000 of work.

Regardless of the amount of work, you will be required to pay a minimum:

  • $161 for a strictly residential building
  • $473 for a commercial, industrial, institutional or mixed-use building
     

The projected costs must include all fees associated with the work (ex: plans, labour, equipment), taxes included.

Additional fees may apply if your building or the area in which it is located has historic value or is subject to specific architectural standards.

Fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • any plan, elevation drawing or sectional view drawn to scale and any information required to ensure that the project is compliant with municipal regulations  
  • recent colour photo of the façades on the buildings next door
  • recent colour photo of the façades  affected by the work
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is done on a condominium:

  • letter of authorization from each owner or resolution from the condominium syndicate

If you are a representative:

  • power of attorney authorizing you to act on behalf of the owner

Further reading: How to obtain the documents required to apply for a permit

Communication channels

Submit your renovation permit applications all at once (building interior, roof, doors and windows, exterior siding, projections such as stairs, balconies and terraces).

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

You need an account on montreal.ca to use this service.

Point of service

By appointment
6854 Rue Sherbrooke Est
Montréal, QC H1N 1E1

Minor repairs and maintenance

A permit is not required to maintain or repair an awning or a canopy.

Installation and replacement

A permit is required to install, change (enlarge, alter, move) or replace an awning, a retractable awning or a canopy.

Installing a canopy or awning is subject to certain standards (location, distance from property line, etc.) Contact the permits counter for more information.

Permit fees

Processing fees for permit applications vary based on the projected cost of the work. You will be required to pay $10.50 for every $1,000 of work.

Regardless of the amount of work, you will be required to pay a minimum:

  • $161 for a strictly residential building
  • $473 for a commercial, industrial, institutional or mixed-use building

The projected costs must include all fees associated with the work (ex: plans, labour, equipment), taxes included.

Additional fees may apply if your building or the area in which it is located has historic value or is subject to specific architectural standards.

Fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • any plan, elevation drawing or sectional view drawn to scale and any information required to ensure that the project is compliant with municipal regulations  
  • any other document required to process the application

If your building has historic value, you must also provide the following documents:

  • A recent colour photo of the facades on the buildings next door
  • A recent colour photo of the facades affected by the work

If the work is done on a condominium:

  • letter of authorization from each owner or resolution from the condominium syndicate

If you are a representative:

  • power of attorney authorizing you to act on behalf of the owner

Further reading: How to obtain the documents required to apply for a permit

Communication channels

Submit your renovation permit applications all at once (building interior, roof, doors and windows, exterior siding, projections such as stairs, balconies and terraces).

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

You need an account on montreal.ca to use this service.

Point of service

4241 Place de l'Hôtel-de-Ville
Montréal, QC H1H 1S4

You must apply for a permit to repair, build or replace a canopy or awning.

Any change to dimensions or materials is subject to an architectural integration and implementation plan. You will want to plan on additional fees, processing time and documents.

We recommend you visit the permits counter before you begin your application.

Authorized materials

The awning must be made of canvas or any other flexible material.

Permit fees

Processing fees for permit applications vary based on the projected cost of the work. You will be required to pay $9.80 for every $1,000 of work.

Regardless of the amount of work, you will be required to pay a minimum:

  • $160.45 for a strictly residential building
  • $472.16 for a commercial, industrial, institutional or mixed-use building

The projected costs must include all fees associated with the work (ex: plans, labour, equipment), taxes included.

Additional fees may apply if your building or the area in which it is located has historic value or is subject to specific architectural standards.

Fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • any plan, elevation drawing or sectional view drawn to scale and any information required to ensure that the project is compliant with municipal regulations  
  • recent colour photo of the façades on the buildings next door
  • recent colour photo of the façades  affected by the work
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is done on a condominium:

  • letter of authorization from each owner or resolution from the condominium syndicate

If you are a representative:

  • power of attorney authorizing you to act on behalf of the owner

Further reading: How to obtain the documents required to apply for a permit

Communication channels

Submit your renovation permit applications all at once (building interior, roof, doors and windows, exterior siding, projections such as stairs, balconies and terraces).

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

You need an account on montreal.ca to use this service.

Point of service

1431 Avenue Van Horne, 2nd floor
Montréal, QC H2V 1K9

Minor repairs and maintenance

A permit is not required to maintain or repair an awning or a canopy.

Installation and replacement

A permit is required to install, change (enlarge, alter, move) or replace an awning, a retractable awning or a canopy.

Permit fees

Processing fees for permit applications vary based on the projected cost of the work. You will be required to pay $9.80 for every $1,000 of work.

Regardless of the amount of work, you will be required to pay a minimum:

  • $161 for a strictly residential building
  • $473 for a commercial, industrial, institutional or mixed-use building

The projected costs must include all fees associated with the work (ex: plans, labour, equipment), taxes included.

Additional fees may apply if your building or the area in which it is located has historic value or is subject to specific architectural standards.

Fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • any plan, elevation drawing or sectional view drawn to scale and any information required to ensure that the project is compliant with municipal regulations  
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is done on a condominium:

  • letter of authorization from each owner or resolution from the condominium syndicate

If you are a representative:

  • power of attorney authorizing you to act on behalf of the owner

Further reading: How to obtain the documents required to apply for a permit

Communication channels

Submit your renovation permit applications all at once (building interior, roof, doors and windows, exterior siding, projections such as stairs, balconies and terraces).

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

You need an account on montreal.ca to use this service.

Point of service

13665 Boulevard de Pierrefonds
Montréal, QC H9A 2Z4

Minor repairs and maintenance

A permit is not required to maintain or repair an awning or a canopy.

Installation and replacement

A permit is required to install, change (enlarge, alter, move) or replace an awning, a retractable awning or a canopy.

Mobile and retractable awnings

You do not need a permit to install or repair a mobile or retractable awning.

Permit fees

Processing fees for permit applications vary based on the projected cost of the work. You will be required to pay $9.80 for every $1,000 of work.

Regardless of the amount of work, you will be required to pay a minimum:

  • $161 for a strictly residential building
  • $473 for a commercial, industrial, institutional or mixed-use building

The projected costs must include all fees associated with the work (ex: plans, labour, equipment), taxes included.

Additional fees may apply if your building or the area in which it is located has historic value or is subject to specific architectural standards.

Fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • any plan, elevation drawing or sectional view drawn to scale and any information required to ensure that the project is compliant with municipal regulations  
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is done on a condominium:

  • letter of authorization from each owner or resolution from the condominium syndicate

If you are a representative:

  • power of attorney authorizing you to act on behalf of the owner

Further reading: How to obtain the documents required to apply for a permit

Communication channels

Submit your renovation permit applications all at once (building interior, roof, doors and windows, exterior siding, projections such as stairs, balconies and terraces).

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

You need an account on montreal.ca to use this service.

Point of service

12090 Rue Notre-Dame Est
Montréal, QC H1B 2Z1

Minor repairs and maintenance

A permit is not required to maintain or repair an awning or a canopy.

Installation and replacement

A permit is required to install, change (enlarge, alter, move) or replace an awning, a retractable awning or a canopy.

Mobile and retractable awnings

You do not need a permit to install or repair a mobile or retractable awning.

Permit fees

Processing fees for permit applications vary based on the projected cost of the work. You will be required to pay $9.80 for every $1,000 of work.

Regardless of the amount of work, you will be required to pay a minimum:

  • $161 for a strictly residential building
  • $473 for a commercial, industrial, institutional or mixed-use building

The projected costs must include all fees associated with the work (ex: plans, labour, equipment), taxes included.

Additional fees may apply if your building or the area in which it is located has historic value or is subject to specific architectural standards.

Fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • any plan, elevation drawing or sectional view drawn to scale and any information required to ensure that the project is compliant with municipal regulations  
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is done on a condominium:

  • letter of authorization from each owner or resolution from the condominium syndicate

If you are a representative:

  • power of attorney authorizing you to act on behalf of the owner

Further reading: How to obtain the documents required to apply for a permit

Communication channels

Submit your renovation permit applications all at once (building interior, roof, doors and windows, exterior siding, projections such as stairs, balconies and terraces).

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

You need an account on montreal.ca to use this service.

Point of service

5650 Rue D'Iberville
Second floor
Montréal, QC H2G 2B3

Minor repairs and maintenance

A permit is not required to maintain or repair an awning or a canopy.

Installation and replacement

A permit is required to install, change (enlarge, alter, move) or replace an awning, a retractable awning or a canopy.

Permit fees

Processing fees for permit applications vary based on the projected cost of the work. You will be required to pay $9.80 for every $1,000 of work.

Regardless of the amount of work, you will be required to pay a minimum:

  • $161 for a strictly residential building
  • $473 for a commercial, industrial, institutional or mixed-use building

The projected costs must include all fees associated with the work (ex: plans, labour, equipment), taxes included.

Additional fees may apply if your building or the area in which it is located has historic value or is subject to specific architectural standards.

Fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Document

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • Application form for accessory buildings
  • Bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • Certificate of location
  • Manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • Any plan, elevation drawing or sectional view drawn to scale and any information required to ensure that the project is compliant with municipal regulations  
  • Recent colour photo of the façades on the buildings next door
  • Recent colour photo of the façades  affected by the work
  • Any other document required to process the application

If the work is done on a condominium:

  • Letter of authorization from each owner or resolution from the condominium syndicate

If you are a representative:

  • Power of attorney authorizing you to act on behalf of the owner

Further reading: How to obtain the documents required to apply for a permit

Apply

Point of service

777, boulevard Marcel-Laurin
Saint-Laurent, QC H4M 2M7

DAUSE - Division des permis

777, boulevard Marcel-Laurin
Montréal, QC H4M 2M7

Methods of payment

  • Postal money order payable to “Ville de Montréal”
  • Cheque payable to “Ville de Montréal”

Send your application, your documents and your payment.

Minor repairs and maintenance

A permit is not required to maintain or repair an awning or a canopy if the total cost of the work is not greater than $3,000.

Installation and replacement

A permit is required to install, change (enlarge, alter, move) or replace an awning, a retractable awning or a canopy.

Permit fees

Processing fees for permit applications vary based on the projected cost of the work. You will be required to pay $9.80 for every $1,000 of work.

Regardless of the amount of work, you will be required to pay a minimum:

  • $161 for a strictly residential building
  • $473 for a commercial, industrial, institutional or mixed-use building

The projected costs must include all fees associated with the work (ex: plans, labour, equipment), taxes included.

Additional fees may apply if your building or the area in which it is located has historic value or is subject to specific architectural standards.

Fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • any plan, elevation drawing or sectional view drawn to scale and any information required to ensure that the project is compliant with municipal regulations  
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is done on a condominium:

  • letter of authorization from each owner or resolution from the condominium syndicate

If you are a representative:

  • power of attorney authorizing you to act on behalf of the owner

Further reading: How to obtain the documents required to apply for a permit

Communication channels

Submit your renovation permit applications all at once (building interior, roof, doors and windows, exterior siding, projections such as stairs, balconies and terraces).

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

You need an account on montreal.ca to use this service.

Point of service

8400 Boulevard Lacordaire
Montréal, QC H1R 3B1

Minor repairs and maintenance

A permit is not required to maintain or repair an awning or a canopy.

Installation and replacement

A permit is required to install, change (enlarge, alter, move) or replace an awning, a retractable awning or a canopy.

Permit fees

Processing fees for permit applications vary based on the projected cost of the work. You will be required to pay $9.80 for every $1,000 of work.

Regardless of the amount of work, you will be required to pay a minimum:

  • $161 for a strictly residential building
  • $473 for a commercial, industrial, institutional or mixed-use building

The projected costs must include all fees associated with the work (ex: plans, labour, equipment), taxes included.

Additional fees may apply if your building or the area in which it is located has historic value or is subject to specific architectural standards.

Fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • any plan, elevation drawing or sectional view drawn to scale and any information required to ensure that the project is compliant with municipal regulations  
  • recent colour photo of the façades on the buildings next door
  • recent colour photo of the façades  affected by the work
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is done on a condominium:

  • letter of authorization from each owner or resolution from the condominium syndicate

If you are a representative:

  • power of attorney authorizing you to act on behalf of the owner

Further reading: How to obtain the documents required to apply for a permit

Communication channels

Submit your renovation permit applications all at once (building interior, roof, doors and windows, exterior siding, projections such as stairs, balconies and terraces).

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

You need an account on montreal.ca to use this service.

Point of service

4555 Rue de Verdun
Suite 109
Montréal, QC H4G 1M4

Minor repairs and maintenance

A permit is not required to maintain or repair an awning or a canopy.

Installation and replacement

A permit is required to install, change (enlarge, alter, move) or replace an awning, a retractable awning or a canopy.

Permit fees

Processing fees for permit applications vary based on the projected cost of the work. You will be required to pay $9.80 for every $1,000 of work.

Regardless of the amount of work, you will be required to pay a minimum:

  • $161 for a strictly residential building
  • $473 for a commercial, industrial, institutional or mixed-use building

The projected costs must include all fees associated with the work (ex: plans, labour, equipment), taxes included.

Additional fees may apply if your building or the area in which it is located has historic value or is subject to specific architectural standards.

Fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • any plan, elevation drawing or sectional view drawn to scale and any information required to ensure that the project is compliant with municipal regulations  
  • recent colour photo of the façades on the buildings next door
  • recent colour photo of the façades  affected by the work
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is done on a condominium:

  • letter of authorization from each owner or resolution from the condominium syndicate

If you are a representative:

  • power of attorney authorizing you to act on behalf of the owner

Further reading: How to obtain the documents required to apply for a permit

Communication channels

Submit your renovation permit applications all at once (building interior, roof, doors and windows, exterior siding, projections such as stairs, balconies and terraces).

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

You need an account on montreal.ca to use this service.

Point of service

800 Boulevard De Maisonneuve Est
17th floor
Montréal, QC H2L 4L8

Minor repairs and maintenance

A permit is not required to maintain or repair an awning or a canopy.

Installation and replacement

A permit is required to install, change (enlarge, alter, move) or replace an awning or a canopy.

Wait for your permit to be issued before purchasing your materials.

Permit fees

Processing fees for permit applications vary based on the projected cost of the work. You will be required to pay $9.80 for every $1,000 of work.

Regardless of the amount of work, you will be required to pay a minimum:

  • $161 for a strictly residential building
  • $473 for a commercial, industrial, institutional or mixed-use building

The projected costs must include all fees associated with the work (ex: plans, labour, equipment), taxes included.

Additional fees may apply if your building or the area in which it is located has historic value or is subject to specific architectural standards.

Fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet (optional)
  • any plan, elevation drawing or sectional view drawn to scale and any information required to ensure that the project is compliant with municipal regulations  
  • recent colour photo of the façades on the buildings next door (optional)
  • recent colour photo of the façades  affected by the work
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is done on a condominium:

  • letter of authorization from each owner or resolution from the condominium syndicate

If you are a representative:

  • power of attorney authorizing you to act on behalf of the owner

Further reading: How to obtain the documents required to apply for a permit

Communication channels

Submit your renovation permit applications all at once (building interior, roof, doors and windows, exterior siding, projections such as stairs, balconies and terraces).

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

You need an account on montreal.ca to use this service.

Point of service

405 Avenue Ogilvy
Suite 111
Montréal, QC H3N 1M3