Residents who own a solid fuel-burning stove or fireplace, or remove a non-compliant wood-burning heating system are required to declare them. Learn more about how to complete a declaration.
If you own a solid fuel-burning appliance (ex.a stove or fireplace designed to burn wood logs, ecological logs, coal or pellets), you must declare it, whether or not it is recent.
In addition, if you replace or simply remove an appliance that has already been declared, you must submit a new declaration.
The declaration can be submitted online (once you have created an account), by e-mail or sent by standard mail. Please contact 311 if you have any questions.
Declaration submission deadline
The declaration must be submitted within 120 days (four months) of installing, replacing or removing the appliance, or within 120 days of purchasing the home if you are a new owner.
The building owner is responsible for declaring the solid fuel-burning appliance. If you are a tenant and your dwelling includes a solid fuel-burning stove or fireplace, please check to make sure that the owner has submitted the declaration.
If you own several dwellings in which there are fireplaces or solid fuel-burning appliances, you must declare all of them. Please use one declaration per dwelling.
Your declaration form must indicate whether your appliance is certified. Your appliance’s certification must guarantee a maximum emission of 2.5 grams of particles per hour into the atmosphere.
Please check the appliance’s technical specifications or get the related information:
- on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)Web site
- on the Web site listing all certified appliances compliant with Canadian standard CSA/B415.1-10
The city only recognizes the two certifications mentioned above.
Get a permit
You must get a permit before installing, replacing or removing any type of fuel-burning heating appliance (wood, natural gas, ethanol, propane).
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