Building or replacing a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop

Want to build a terrace in your yard? Repair the stoop at your condo? In order to renovate or replace protruding elements, you must comply with the applicable regulations in your borough, and in most cases, you will require a permit.

The following overview tells you all you need to know about terraces, balconies, verandas and stoops.

Minor repairs and maintenance

In most cases, a permit is not required to maintain or repair a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop.

You must notify the permit counter if the materials you use for repairs are different from the original materials. Please notify the permit counter before purchasing your materials, and make sure to provide a professional quality plan.

Construction, alteration and replacement

With rare exceptions, you must get a permit before building, extending, altering or replacing a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop.

Before submitting a permit application,please contact the permit counter in the borough where the work will be done to get information on the standards applied to:

  • the distance between the protruding element and the property limits
  • the dimensions of the structure
  • the height of the floor in relation to the ground
  • the height of the railing and the space between the bars
  • the type of screen authorized, if applicable
  • the materials used
  • the number of protruding elements authorized (e.g., number of balconies per façade)
  • the size and number of windows beneath the protruding element (by-law concerning natural light)

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Minor repairs and maintenance

A permit is not required to maintain or repair a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop.

Different dimensions or materials

You must notify the permit counter if you alter the dimensions or use materials that are different from the original materials. Please notify the permit counter before purchasing materials, and make sure to provide a professional quality plan.

Construction, alteration and replacement

A permit is required to build, alter (extend, change, move) or replace a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop.

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

  • $157 for an exclusively residential building
  • $462 for a commercial, industrial, institutional or mixed-use building

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

The fees are non-refundable.

Further reading:Renovations: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

All permit applications must include the following documents:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • scale plan (with measurements of the protrusion in relation to the building and the property limits)
  • any plan, elevation or sectional view drawn to scale (with measurements) showing the materials and any information required to check whether the project is compliant with municipal regulations
  • updated colour photo of the façades affected by the work

If the work is done on a condominium:

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

 If you are a representative:

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

Communication channels

Use our online form to submit a permit application for all your exterior renovations.

You must have an account at montreal.ca

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

Permit counter – Ahuntsic-Cartierville

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

Payment method

Click on the place to see accepted methods of payment.

Minor repairs and maintenance

A permit is not required to maintain or repair a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop.

Construction and replacement

Height of less than 60 cm (24 in.)

A permit is not required to build a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop that has a height of less than 60 cm.

Height of more than 60 cm (24 in.)

A permit is required to build or replace a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop with a floor that is higher than 60 cm.

Height of more than 1 m (3 ft 3 in.)

In addition to getting a permit, you must request further information from a designer of drawings and specifications or a representative of the borough 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 cost of the work, you will be required to pay a minimum of: 

  • $157 for an exclusively residential building
  • $462 for a commercial, industrial, institutional or mixed-use building

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

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

The fees are non-refundable.

Further reading:Renovations: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process all permit applications:

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

 If the work is carried out on a condominium:

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

 If you are a representative:

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

Communication channels

Use our online form to submit a permit application for all your exterior renovations.

You must have an account at montreal.ca

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

Permit counter – Anjou

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

Payment method

Click on the place to see accepted methods of payment.

If your building is located within the Mount Royal Heritage Site, you must get authorization from the borough before carrying out the work.

Minor repairs and maintenance

A permit is not required to maintain or repair a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop. However, a permit is required to replace a railing.

Construction and replacement

Height of less than 60 cm (24 in.)

A permit is not required to build a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop that has a height of less than 60 cm.

Height of more than 60 cm (24 in.)

A permit is required to build or replace a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop with a floor that is higher than 60 cm.

Height of more than 1 m (3 ft 3 in.)

In addition to getting a permit, you must request further information from a designer of drawings and  specifications or a representative of the borough 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 cost of the work, you will be required to pay a minimum of: 

  • $157 for an exclusively residential building
  • $462 for a commercial, industrial, institutional or mixed-use building

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

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

The fees are non-refundable.

Further reading:Renovations: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process all permit applications:

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

If the work is carried out on a condominium:

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

 If you are a representative:

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

Communication channels

Use our online form to submit a permit application for all your exterior renovations.

You must have an account at montreal.ca

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

Permit counter – Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce

5160 Boulevard Décarie
Montréal, QC H3X 2H9

Payment method

Click on the place to see accepted methods of payment.

Minor repairs and maintenance

A permit is not required to maintain or repair a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop.

Construction and replacement

Height of less than 60 cm (24 in.)

A permit is not required to build a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop that has a height of less than 60 cm.

Height of more than 60 cm (24 in.)

A permit is required to build or replace a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop with a floor that is higher than 60 cm.

Height of more than 1 m (3 ft 3 in.)

In addition to getting a permit, you must request further information from a designer of drawings and specifications expert or a representative of the borough 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 cost of the work, you will be required to pay a minimum of: 

  • $157 for an exclusively residential building
  • $462 for a commercial, industrial, institutional or mixed-use building

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

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

The fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: Renovations: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process all permit applications:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • any plan, elevation or sectional view drawn to scale (with measurements) and any information required to check whether the project is compliant with the applicable municipal regulations
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is carried out on a condominium:

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

 If you are a representative:

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

Communication channels

Use our online form to submit a permit application for all your exterior renovations.

You must have an account at montreal.ca

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

Permit counter – Lachine

1800 Boulevard Saint-Joseph
Montréal, QC H8S 2N4

Payment method

Click on the place to see accepted methods of payment.

Minor repairs and maintenance

A permit is not required to maintain or repair a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop.

Different dimensions or materials

You must notify the permit counter if you alter the dimensions or use materials that are different from the original materials. Please notify the permit counter before purchasing materials, and make sure to provide a professional quality plan.

Construction, alteration and replacement

A permit is required to build, alter (extend, change, move) or replace a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop.

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

  • $157 for an exclusively residential building
  • $462 for a commercial, industrial, institutional or mixed-use building

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

The fees are non-refundable.

Further reading:Renovations: The cost of a renovation permit

Minor repairs and maintenance

A permit is not required to maintain or repair a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop.

Construction and replacement

Height of less than 60 cm (24 in.)

A permit is not required to build a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop that has a height of less than 60 cm.

Height of more than 60 cm (24 in.)

A permit is required to build or replace a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop with a floor that is higher than 60 cm. The terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop must have a railing.

Height of more than 1 m (3 ft 3 in.)

In addition to getting a permit, you must request further information from a designer of drawings and specifications or a representative of the borough before purchasing your materials.

Rooftop terrace

A permit is required to build or replace a rooftop terrace.

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

  • $157 for an exclusively residential building
  • $462 for a commercial, industrial, institutional or mixed-use building

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

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

The fees are non-refundable.

Further reading:  Renovations: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process all permit applications:

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

If the work is carried out on a condominium:

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

 If you are a representative:

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

Communication channels

Use our online form to submit a permit application for all your exterior renovations.

You must have an account at montreal.ca

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

Permit counter – Le Plateau-Mont-Royal

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

Payment method

Click on the place to see accepted methods of payment.

Minor repairs and maintenance

A permit is not required to maintain or repair a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop.

Construction and replacement

Height of less than 60 cm (24 in.)

A permit is not required to build a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop that has a height of less than 60 cm.

Height of more than 60 cm (24 in.)

A permit is required to build or replace a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop with a floor that is higher than 60 cm.

Height of more than 1 m (3 ft 3 in.)

In addition to getting a permit, you must request further information from a designer of drawings and specifications or a representative of the borough 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 cost of the work, you will be required to pay a minimum of: 

  • $157 for an exclusively residential building
  • $462 for a commercial, industrial, institutional or mixed-use building

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

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

The fees are non-refundable.

Further reading:  Renovations: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process all permit applications:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes
  • building specification sheet
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • any plan, elevation or sectional view drawn to scale and any information required to check whether the project is compliant with the applicable municipal regulations
  • updated colour photo of the façades on the buildings next door
  • updated photo of the façades affected by the work 
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is carried out on a condominium:

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

 If you are a representative:

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

Communication channels

Use our online form to submit a permit application for all your exterior renovations.

You must have an account at montreal.ca

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

Permit counter – Le Sud-Ouest

815 Rue Bel-Air
First floor
Montréal, QC H4C 2K4

Payment method

Click on the place to see accepted methods of payment.

Minor repairs and maintenance

A permit is not required to build a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop.

Construction and replacement

Height of less than 45 cm (18 in.)

A permit is not required to build a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop that has a height of less than 45 cm.

Height of more than 45 cm (18 in.)

A permit is required to build or replace a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop with a floor that is higher than 60 cm.

Height of more than 1 m (3 ft 3 in.)

In addition to getting a permit, you must request further information from a designer of drawings and specifications or a representative of the borough before purchasing your materials.

Permit fees

A processing fee of $100 will be applied to permit applications.

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

The fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: Renovations: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process all permit applications:

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

If the work is carried out on a condominium:

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

 If you are a representative:

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

Communication channels

Use our online form to submit a permit application for all your exterior renovations.

You must have an account at montreal.ca

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

Permit counter – L'Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève

By appointment
406 Montée de l'Église
Montréal, QC H9C 1G9

Payment method

Click on the place to see accepted methods of payment.

Minor repairs and maintenance

A permit is not required to maintain or repair a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop.

Construction and replacement

Height of less than 60 cm (24 in.)

A permit is not required to build a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop that has a height of less than 60 cm.

Height of more than 60 cm (24 in.)

A permit is required to build or replace a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop with a floor that is higher than 60 cm.

Height of more than 1 m (3 ft 3 in.)

In addition to getting a permit, you must request further information from a designer of drawings and specifications or a representative of the borough 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 cost of the work, you will be required to pay a minimum of: 

  • $157 for an exclusively residential building
  • $462 for a commercial, industrial, institutional or mixed-use building

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

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

The fees are non-refundable.

Further reading:  Renovations: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process all permit applications:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes
  • building specification sheet
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • any plan, elevation or sectional view drawn to scale and any information required to check whether the project is compliant with the applicable municipal regulations
  • updated colour photo of the façades on the buildings next door
  • updated photo of the façades affected by the work 
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is carried out on a condominium:

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

 If you are a representative:

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

Communication channels

Use our online form to submit a permit application for all your exterior renovations.

You must have an account at montreal.ca

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

Remote service only
6854 Rue Sherbrooke Est
Montréal, QC H1N 1E1

Payment method

Click on the place to see accepted methods of payment.

Minor repairs and maintenance

A permit is not required to maintain or make minor repairs to a deck, balcony, porch or stoop.

Construction and replacement

  • If the height of the deck, balcony, porch or stoop to be built or replaced is less than 60 cm (24 in):
    • You must apply for a Certificate of authorization to construct (in French, Certificat d’autorisation de travaux) for any detached projection from the building.
    • You must apply for a permit if the projection is attached to the building or if there is an outdoor pool.
  • If the height of the deck, balcony, porch or stoop to be built or replaced is greater than 60 cm (24 in):
    • You must apply for a permit.

Fees

Certificate of authorization to construct

The permit application analysis fee varies depending on the estimated cost of the work. You must pay $10.20 for every $1000 of work.

Permit

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

  • $157 for an exclusively residential building
  • $462 for a commercial, industrial, institutional or mixed-use building

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

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

The fees are non-refundable.

Required documents

  • Bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes
  • Certificate of location
  • Manufacturer’s documentation or data sheet
  • Any plans, elevations and cross-sections drawn to scale and any information necessary to verify that the project complies with applicable municipal regulations
  • Any other document pertinent to analysis of the application 

If the work takes place in a condominium:

  • Letter of authorization from each co-owner or resolution of the syndicate of co-ownership 

If you are an agent:

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

Learn more

311

Outside of Montréal: 514-872-0311

Monday to Friday: From 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

Go to the counter with your documents.

A permit is required to repair, build or replace a residential terrace.

Any changes to the dimensions or materials are subject to a Site Planning and Architectural Integration Program (SPAIP). Additional fees, processing times and documents can be expected.

Residents are advised to get informed at the permit counter before they undertake the work.

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

  • $157 for an exclusively residential building
  • $462 for a commercial, industrial, institutional or mixed-use building

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

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

The fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: Renovations: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process all permit applications:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes
  • certificate of location
  • any plan, elevation or sectional view drawn to scale and any information required to check whether the project is compliant with the applicable municipal regulations
  • colour photo of the façades affected by the work
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is carried out on a condominium:

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

 If you are a representative:

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

Communication channels

Use our online form to submit a permit application for all your exterior renovations.

You must have an account at montreal.ca

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

Permit counter – Outremont

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

Payment method

Click on the place to see accepted methods of payment.

Minor repairs and maintenance

A permit is not required to maintain or repair (repaint or change boards) a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop.

Construction, alteration or replacement

A permit is required to build, extend, alter or replace a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop.

Ground-level platform

A permit is not required to build or replace a platform at ground level. 

You are required to meet various building standards, depending on the location (front, back and side façades) of the platform. 

Raised platform

In addition to getting a permit, you must ensure that the materials and design are compliant with the Quebec Construction Code. 

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

  • $157 for an exclusively residential building
  • $462 for a commercial, industrial, institutional or mixed-use building

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

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

The fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: Renovations: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process all permit applications:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes
  • certificate of location
  • any plan, elevation or sectional view drawn to scale and any information required to check whether the project is compliant with the applicable municipal regulations
  • detailed plan: structure, beams, joists, posts, materials, layout and span 
  • plans signed and sealed by a structural engineer, if the balcony or platform is made of reinforced concrete
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is carried out on a condominium:

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

 If you are a representative:

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

Communication channels

Use our online form to submit a permit application for all your exterior renovations.

You must have an account at montreal.ca

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

Permit counter – Pierrefonds-Roxboro

13665 Boulevard de Pierrefonds
Montréal, QC H9A 2Z4

Payment method

Click on the place to see accepted methods of payment.

Minor repairs and maintenance

A permit is not required to maintain or repair a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop.

Construction and replacement

Height of less than 60 cm (24 in.)

A permit is not required to build a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop that has a height of less than 60 cm.

Height of more than 60 cm (24 in.)

A permit is required to build or replace a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop with a floor that is higher than 60 cm.

Height of more than 1 m (3 ft 3 in.)

In addition to getting a permit, you must request further information from a designer of drawings and specifications or a representative of the borough before purchasing your materials.

Authorized materials

The use of specific materials may be required in areas where the by-law concerning Site Planning and Architectural Integration Programs (SPAIP) applies.

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

  • $157 for an exclusively residential building
  • $462 for a commercial, industrial, institutional or mixed-use building

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

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

The fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: Renovations: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process all permit applications:

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

 If the work is carried out on a condominium:

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

 If you are a representative:

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

Communication channels

Use our online form to submit a permit application for all your exterior renovations.

You must have an account at montreal.ca

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

Permit counter – Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles

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

Payment method

Click on the place to see accepted methods of payment.

Minor repairs and maintenance

A permit is not required to maintain or repair a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop.

Construction and replacement

Height of less than 60 cm (24 in.)

A permit is not required to build a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop that has height of less than 60 cm and is detached from the building. 

However, certain standards apply, depending on the area, notably pertaining to the percentage of green space. Please contact the permit counter for further information.

Height of more than 60 cm (24 in.)

A permit is required to build or replace a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop with a floor that is higher than 60 cm.

Height of more than 1 m (3 ft 3 in.)

In addition to getting a permit, you must request further information from a designer of drawings and specifications or a representative of the borough 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 cost of the work, you will be required to pay a minimum of: 

  • $157 for an exclusively residential building
  • $462 for a commercial, industrial, institutional or mixed-use building

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

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

The fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: Renovations: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process all permit applications:

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

 If the work is carried out on a condominium:

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

 If you are a representative:

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

Communication channels

Use our online form to submit a permit application for all your exterior renovations.

You must have an account at montreal.ca

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

Permit counter – Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie

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

Payment method

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Minor repairs and maintenance

A permit is not required to maintain or repair (repaint or change boards) a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop.

Construction and replacement

A permit is required to build or replace a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop.

Height of more than 1 m (3 ft 3 in.)

In addition to getting a permit, you must request further information from a designer of drawings and specifications or a representative of the borough before purchasing your materials. You must view the information sheets and the zoning grid for the property using the Assistant-permis Saint-Laurent tool.

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

  • $157 for an exclusively residential building
  • $462 for a commercial, industrial, institutional or mixed-use building

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

The fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: Renovations: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process all permit applications:

  • completed and signed application form for a construction work permit, available through the Assistant-permis Saint-Laurent
  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes
  • certificate of location and layout plan showing the location of the work
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • any plan, elevation or sectional view drawn to scale and any information required to check whether the project is compliant with the applicable municipal regulations
  • professional quality architectural plan drawn to scale
  • construction details on the stairs, railing, floor structure, etc.
  • contact information for the contractor and RBQ number
  • any other document required to process the application

 If the work is carried out on a condominium:

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

 If you are a representative:

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

Communication channels

Permit counter – Saint-Laurent

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

Payment method

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Minor repairs and maintenance

A permit is not required to maintain or repair a terrace, a balcony, a veranda or a stoop, unless the work costs more than $3,000.

Construction, alteration and replacement

Height lower than 30 cm (12 in.)

A permit is not required to build a terrace, a balcony, a veranda or a stoop if it is less than 30 cm in height. A landscaping permit is required, however.

Height of more than 30 cm (12 in.)

A permit is required to build or replace a terrace, a balcony, a veranda or a stoop with a floor that is more than 30 cm above the ground.

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

  • $157 for an exclusively residential building
  • $462 for a commercial, industrial, institutional or mixed-use building

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

The fees are non-refundable.

Further reading:Renovations: 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 preparing plans and estimates
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • any plan, elevation or sectional view drawn to scale (with measurements) showing the materials and any information required to check whether the project is compliant with municipal regulations
  • If required, plans signed and sealed by an engineer
  • Any other document required to process the application

If the work is done on a condominium:

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

 If you are a representative:

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

Communication channels

Use our online form to submit a permit application for all your exterior renovations.

You must have an account at montreal.ca

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

8400 Boulevard Lacordaire
Montréal, QC H1R 3B1

Payment method

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Minor repairs and maintenance

A permit is not required to maintain or repair a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop.

Construction, conversion and replacement

You must get a permit to build, convert (expand, alter, move) or replace a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop.

Any change in the dimensions or materials may be subject to a site planning and architectural integration program (SPAIP). Additional fees and deadlines may apply, and additional documents may be required.

Residents are advised to get informed at the permit counter before undertaking any work.

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

  • $157 for an exclusively residential building
  • $462 for a commercial, industrial, institutional or mixed-use building

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

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

The fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: Renovations: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process all permit applications:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • any plan, elevation or sectional view drawn to scale and any information required to check whether the project is compliant with the applicable municipal regulations
  • updated colour photo of the façades on the buildings next door
  • updated photo of the façades affected by the work 
  • specification sheet for the type of building
  • any other document required to process the application

 If the work is carried out on a condominium:

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

 If you are a representative:

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

Communication channels

Use our online form to submit a permit application for all your exterior renovations.

You must have an account at montreal.ca

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

Permit counter – Verdun

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

Payment method

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Minor repairs and maintenance

A permit is not required to maintain or repair a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop.

Construction and replacement

Height of more than 60 cm (24 in.)

A permit is required to build or replace a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop with a floor that is higher than 60 cm. 

A terrace that is lower than 1 m in height is not considered to be an element of the building, but rather a landscaping element. In Ville-Marie, north of Rue Sherbrooke, a certificate of authorization is required for all landscaping. Before submitting a permit application, you must contact a designer of drawings and specifications or a representative of the borough to find out about the applicable construction standards.

Rooftop terrace

A permit is required to build or replace a rooftop terrace. The design must minimize the visual impact of the terrace from any adjacent public road.

Prohibited materials:

  • polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
  • non-welded aluminium (folded sheet metal)

Work aimed at preserving or restoring the original shape or appearance of an architectural feature is favoured.

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

  • $157 for an exclusively residential building
  • $462 for a commercial, industrial, institutional or mixed-use building

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

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

The fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: Renovations: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process all permit applications:

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

If the work is carried out on a condominium:

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

 If you are a representative:

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

Communication channels

Use our online form to submit a permit application for all your exterior renovations.

You must have an account at montreal.ca

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

Permit counter – Ville-Marie

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

Payment method

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Minor repairs and maintenance

A permit is not required to maintain or carry out minor repairs on a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop.

Construction and replacement

Height of less than 60 cm (24 in.)

A permit is not required to build a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop that has a height of less than 60 cm, if it is detached from the building. However, a permit is required if it is attached to a building or an outdoor swimming pool.

Height of more than 60 cm (24 in.)

A permit is required to build or replace a terrace, balcony, veranda or stoop with a floor that is higher than 60 cm.

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

  • $157 for an exclusively residential building
  • $462 for a commercial, industrial, institutional or mixed-use building

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

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

The fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: Renovations: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process all permit applications:

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

 If the work is carried out on a condominium:

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

 If you are a representative:

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

Communication channels

Use our online form to submit a permit application for all your exterior renovations.

You must have an account at montreal.ca

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

Permit counter

514-868-3509

Permit counter – Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc Extension

405 Avenue Ogilvy
Suite 111
Montréal, QC H3N 1M3

Payment method

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