Get a permit to install a swimming pool

Last updated March 6, 2024

A permit, sometimes called certificate of authorization, is required to install a swimming pool on your property. Learn more about how to submit an application to your borough.

Before submitting your application, please make sure that you have all the documents concerning your project and that your project meets the pool installation standards in you borough.

You can submit your request online and go in person to a point of service in your borough.

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A permit is required to install a swimming pool, whether it is in-ground, semi in-ground, above-ground or portable.

If you have already obtained a permit for your portable pool, you are not required to submit a new application to reinstall the same pool next year, in the same place and under the same conditions.

Fees

You will be required to pay $9.80 for every $1,000 of work. Regardless of the amount of work, you must pay a minimum of $161.

Validity period

The permit is valid for a period of 18 months.

You have 12 months to start the work, as of the date of issuance of the permit. Otherwise, the permit is no longer valid and you must obtain a new one.

Renewing your permit

If your permit will expire before work starts, you can renew it at the borough permit counter. Fees apply.

If you have not completed the work and your permit is about to expire, contact the Borough in writing to extend its validity period for six months. You must provide reasons for the delay. No fees are applicable.

Required documents

  • certificate of location or survey report
  • yard layout plan showing the location of the pool and the equipment required to operate it
  • contractor’s bid
  • technical sheet on the pool
  • Landscape plan showing the entire property, demonstrating that at least 20 per cent of the lot is covered by vegetation planted in the ground. The location of every tree that will need to be removed to install the swimming pool must be indicated. Approval must be received prior to tree-felling.

Other documents that may be required:

  • Detailed access plan, with description of materials
  • Cross-sectional view of the ground for an in-ground pool, if applicable

If the building is 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

Communication channels

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

You are required to have an account at montreal.ca in order to use this service.

Permit counter

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

You must have an appointment to submit your permit application in person.

A permit is required to install a swimming pool, whether it is in-ground, semi in-ground, above-ground or portable.

If you have already obtained a permit for your portable pool, you are not required to submit a new application to reinstall the same pool next year, in the same place and under the same conditions.

Fees

The permit costs $150, taxes not included.

Required documents

  • copy of the certificate of location
  • yard layout plan showing the location of the pool and the equipment required to operate it
  • contractor’s bid
  • technical sheet on the pool

If the building is 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

Other permits required

You will need to obtain an additional permit to:  

  • Fell a tree in the area where you plan to install the pool 
  • Construct an access platform for the pool 
  • Modify a balcony attached to the home so a part of it opens onto the pool

Communication channels

In person

Permit counter

7171 Rue Bombardier
Second floor
Montréal, QC H1J 2E9

A certificate of authorization is required to install a swimming pool, whether it is in-ground, semi in-ground, above-ground or portable.

If you have already obtained a certificate for your portable pool, you are not required to submit a new application to reinstall the same pool next year, in the same place and under the same conditions.

Fees

The application analysis costs $443, taxes included.

This fee is non-refundable.

Validity period

The certificate is valid for a period of 12 months.

Required documents

  • certificate of location
  • yard layout plan showing the location of the pool and the equipment required to operate it
  • contractor’s bid
  • technical sheet on the pool

If the building is 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

Communication channels

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

You are required to have an account at montreal.ca in order to use this service.

Permit counter

5160 Boulevard Décarie
Montréal, QC H3X 2H9

A permit is required to install a swimming pool, whether it is in-ground, semi in-ground, above-ground or portable.

If you have already obtained a permit for your portable pool, you are not required to submit a new application to reinstall the same pool next year, in the same place and under the same conditions.

Fees

You will be required to pay $9.80 for every $1,000 of work. Regardless of the amount of work, you must pay a minimum of $50. Fees are non-taxable.

Validity period

The permit is valid for a period of 3 months.

Otherwise, the permit is no longer valid and you must obtain a new one.

Required documents

  • certificate of location
  • yard layout plan showing the location of the pool and the equipment required to operate it
  • contractor’s bid
  • technical sheet on the pool

If the building is 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

Communication channels

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

You are required to have an account at montreal.ca in order to use this service.

Permit counter

1800 Boulevard Saint-Joseph
Montréal, QC H8S 2N4

A permit is required to install a swimming pool, whether it is in-ground, semi in-ground, above-ground or portable.

If you have already obtained a permit for your portable pool, you are not required to submit a new application to reinstall the same pool next year, in the same place and under the same conditions.

Fees

You will be required to pay $9.80 for every $1,000 of work. Regardless of the amount of work, you must pay a minimum of $75. Taxes are included.

Validity period

The permit is valid for a period of 12 months.

Otherwise, the permit is no longer valid and you must obtain a new one at a cost of $50.

Required documents

  • certificate of location
  • yard layout plan showing the location of the pool and the equipment required to operate it
  • contractor’s bid
  • technical sheet on the pool

If the building is 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

Communication channels

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

You are required to have an account at montreal.ca in order to use this service.

55 Avenue Dupras
Montréal, QC H8R 4A8

A permit is required to install a swimming pool, whether it is in-ground, semi in-ground, above-ground or portable.

If you have already obtained a permit for your portable pool, you are not required to submit a new application to reinstall the same pool next year, in the same place and under the same conditions.

Fees

The permit costs $468, taxes included.

If you plan to change your terrace to accommodate a spa, the permit fee will be adjusted based on the scope of the project.

Validity period

The permit is valid for a period of 6 months.

Otherwise, the permit is no longer valid and you must obtain a new one.

Required documents

  • certificate of location
  • yard layout plan showing the location of the pool and the equipment required to operate it
  • contractor’s bid
  • technical sheet on the pool

If the building is 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

Communication channels

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

You are required to have an account at montreal.ca in order to use this service.

Permit counter

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

A permit is required to install a swimming pool, whether it is in-ground, semi in-ground, above-ground or portable.

If you have already obtained a permit for your portable pool, you are not required to submit a new application to reinstall the same pool next year, in the same place and under the same conditions.

Fees

Processing fees for the permit application vary, based on the type of pool:

  • $180 for an above-ground pool
  • $468 for an in-ground pool

Validity period

This permit expires when the installation or modification of the pool is not completed within six months of the date of issuance.

Required documents

  • certificate of location
  • yard layout plan showing the location of the pool and the equipment required to operate it
  • contractor’s bid
  • technical sheet on the pool

If the building is 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

Communication channels

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

You are required to have an account at montreal.ca in order to use this service.

Permit counter

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

A permit is required to install a swimming pool, whether it is in-ground, semi in-ground, above-ground or portable.

If you have already obtained a permit for your portable pool, you are not required to submit a new application to reinstall the same pool next year, in the same place and under the same conditions.

Fees

Processing fees for the permit application vary, based on the type of pool:

  • $233.30 for an above-ground pool (non-taxable)
  • $349.90 for an in-ground or semi in-ground pool (non-taxable)

Validity period

The permit is valid for a period of 12 months.

You have three months to start the work, as of the date of issuance of the permit. The permit expires and you must renew it if:

  • the work is not started within three months of the date of issuance of the permit
  • the work is abandoned for more than six months
  • the work is not performed within 12 months of the date of issuance of the permit

Required documents

  • certificate of location
  • yard layout plan showing the location of the pool and the equipment required to operate it
  • contractor’s bid (for an application concerning an in-ground or semi in-ground pool, please explain the method used to dispose of the excavated earth
  • technical sheet on the pool

If the building is 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

Communication channels

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

You are required to have an account at montreal.ca in order to use this service.

Permit counter

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

A permit is required to install a swimming pool, whether it is in-ground, semi in-ground, above-ground or portable.

If you have already obtained a permit for your portable pool, you are not required to submit a new application to reinstall the same pool next year, in the same place and under the same conditions.

Fees

The permit costs $412, non-taxable.

Validity period

The permit is valid for a period of 6 months.

You have six months to complete the work, as of the date of issuance of the permit. Otherwise, the permit is no longer valid and you must obtain a new one.

Required documents

  • certificate of location
  • yard layout plan showing the location of the pool and the equipment required to operate it
  • contractor’s bid
  • technical sheet on the pool

If the building is 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

Communication channels

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

You are required to have an account at montreal.ca in order to use this service.

Permit counter

6854 Rue Sherbrooke Est
Montréal, QC H1N 1E1

A permit is required to install a swimming pool, whether it is in-ground, semi in-ground, above-ground or portable.

If you have already obtained a permit for your portable pool, you are not required to submit a new application to reinstall the same pool next year, in the same place and under the same conditions.

Fees

You will be required to pay $10.50 for every $1,000 of work. Regardless of the amount of work, you must pay a minimum of $70.50.

Validity period

The permit is valid for a period of 12 months. 

If your permit expires, you can submit a new application to the borough.

Required documents

  • certificate of location
  • yard layout plan showing the location of the pool and the equipment required to operate it
  • contractor’s bid
  • technical sheet on the pool

If the building is 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

Apply

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

You are required to have an account at montreal.ca in order to use this service.

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

A permit is required to install a swimming pool, whether it is in-ground, semi in-ground, above-ground or portable.

If you have already obtained a permit for your portable pool, you are not required to submit a new application to reinstall the same pool next year, in the same place and under the same conditions.

Fees

You will be required to pay $9.80 for every $1,000 of work, with a minimum of $160.45 for a residential building and $472.16 for a commercial, industrial, institutional or mixed-use building. A fixed amount of $448 is added to this sum.

Validity period

The permit is valid for a period of 9 months.

You have 6 months to start the work, as of the date of issuance of the permit. Otherwise, the permit is no longer valid and you must submit a new application. 

If your permit expires before the work is completed, you must submit a new application for a permit. The new permit will be valid for a period of three months and can only be issued once.

The permit renewal fee is 50 per cent of the original fee. Minimum fees apply.

Required documents

  • certificate of location
  • yard layout plan showing the location of the pool and the equipment required to operate it
  • contractor’s bid
  • technical sheet on the pool

If the building is 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

Communication channels

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

You are required to have an account at montreal.ca in order to use this service.

Permit counter

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

A permit is required to install a swimming pool, whether it is in-ground, semi in-ground, above-ground or portable.

If you have already obtained a permit for your portable pool, you are not required to submit a new application to reinstall the same pool next year, in the same place and under the same conditions.

Fees

Processing fees for the permit application vary, based on the type of pool:

  • $60 for an above-ground pool (taxes included)
  • $110 for an in-ground pool (taxes included)

Validity period

The permit is valid for a period of 3 months. 

If your permit expires before you start the work, you can submit an application for a three-month extension by writing to the borough. You must apply for the extension before your permit expires.

Otherwise, the permit is no longer valid and you must obtain a new one.

Required documents

  • certificate of location
  • yard layout plan showing the location of the pool and the equipment required to operate it
  • contractor’s bid
  • technical sheet on the pool

If the building is 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

Communication channels

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

You are required to have an account at montreal.ca in order to use this service.

Permit counter

13665 Boulevard de Pierrefonds
Montréal, QC H9A 2Z4

A permit is required to install a swimming pool, whether it is in-ground, semi in-ground, above-ground or portable.

If you have already obtained a permit for your portable pool, you are not required to submit a new application to reinstall the same pool next year, in the same place and under the same conditions.

Fees

Processing fees for the permit application vary, based on the type of pool:

  • $140 for an above-ground or semi in-ground pool
  • $425 for an in-ground pool

Fees are non-taxable.

Validity period

The permit is valid for a period of 6 months. 

If your permit expires, you can submit a new application to the borough.

Required documents

  • certificate of location
  • yard layout plan showing the location of the pool and the equipment required to operate it
  • contractor’s bid
  • technical sheet on the pool

If the building is 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

Communication channels

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

You are required to have an account at montreal.ca in order to use this service.

Permit counter

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

A permit is required to install a swimming pool, whether it is in-ground, semi in-ground, above-ground or portable.

If you have already obtained a permit for your portable pool, you are not required to submit a new application to reinstall the same pool next year, in the same place and under the same conditions.

Fees

The permit costs, taxes included :

  • $157 for an above-ground pool
  • $461 for an in-ground pool
  • $42 for a pool or safety enclosure upgrade

Documents

Required documents

  • Installation permit application form (if you will be applying in person) 
  • Ecological transition contribution monitoring form (if you will be applying in person) 
  • Contractor’s bid or work specifications
  • Swimming pool Technical Sheet (details about the pool model, equipment, etc.) 
  • Certificate of location
  • Yard layout plan showing the location of the pool and the equipment required to operate it
  • Landscape plans of the yard, existing and as planned, showing trees and green surfaces, paving and excavation areas  
  • Recent photograph of the yard where work will take place 

If the building is 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

Communication channels

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

You are required to have an account at montreal.ca in order to use this service.

Permit counter

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

A permit is required to install a swimming pool, whether it is in-ground, semi in-ground, above-ground or portable.

If you have already obtained a permit for your portable pool, you are not required to submit a new application to reinstall the same pool next year, in the same place and under the same conditions.

Fees

Processing fees for the permit application vary, based on the type of pool:

  • $176 for an above-ground pool (taxes included)
  • $457 for an in-ground pool (taxes included)

Validity period

You have 12 months to complete the work, as of the date of issuance of the permit. Otherwise, the permit is no longer valid and you must obtain a new one.

Required documents

  • certificate of location
  • yard layout plan showing the location of the pool and the equipment required to operate it
  • contractor’s bid
  • technical sheet on the pool

If the building is 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

Communication channels

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

You are required to have an account at montreal.ca in order to use this service.

Permit counter

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

You need to review the information sheets and complete the forms to apply for a mandatory permit before starting your work, using the Saint-Laurent permits assistant.

A permit is required to install a swimming pool, whether it is in-ground, semi in-ground, above-ground or portable.

If you have already obtained a permit for your portable pool, you are not required to submit a new application to reinstall the same pool next year, in the same place and under the same conditions.

Fees

The permit costs $160, taxes included (in-ground pool: $475, taxes included).

Validity period

The permit is valid for a period of 2 months. 

You have two months to complete the work, as of the date of issuance of the permit. Otherwise, the permit is no longer valid and you must obtain a new one.

Required documents

  • certificate of location
  • yard layout plan showing the location of the pool and the equipment required to operate it
  • contractor’s bid
  • technical sheet on the pool

If the building is 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

Communication channels

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

You are required to have an account at montreal.ca in order to use this service.

Permit counter

8400 Boulevard Lacordaire
Montréal, QC H1R 3B1

A permit is required to install a swimming pool, whether it is in-ground, semi in-ground, above-ground or portable.

If you have already obtained a permit for your portable pool, you are not required to submit a new application to reinstall the same pool next year, in the same place and under the same conditions.

Fees

The permit costs $263, taxes included.

Validity period

The permit is valid for a period of 12 months.

You have 12 months to complete the work, as of the date of issuance of the permit. 

If your permit expires before the work is completed, you must apply for a six-month extension, at no charge, by contacting the borough in writing before your permit expires.

Required documents

  • certificate of location
  • yard layout plan showing the location of the pool and the equipment required to operate it; the plan must indicate the percentage of surfaces occupied by vegetation and trees, which must have a minimum diameter of 60 mm.
  • contractor’s bid
  • technical sheet on the pool

If the building is 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

Communication channels

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

You are required to have an account at montreal.ca in order to use this service.

Permit counter

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

A permit is required to install a swimming pool, whether it is in-ground, semi in-ground, above-ground or portable.

If you have already obtained a permit for your portable pool, you are not required to submit a new application to reinstall the same pool next year, in the same place and under the same conditions.

Mount Royal heritage site

If you live within the Mount Royal heritage site, you are required to obtain an additional permit.

Complete the form below (in French) and include it in the documents to provide.

Fees

The permit costs $118.

Validity period

You have 6 months to complete the work, as of the date of issuance of the permit.

Document

Required documents

  • certificate of location
  • yard layout plan showing the location of the pool and the equipment required to operate it
  • contractor’s bid
  • technical sheet on the pool

If the building is 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

Communication channels

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

You are required to have an account at montreal.ca in order to use this service.

Permit counter

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

A permit is required to install a swimming pool, whether it is in-ground, semi in-ground, above-ground or portable.

If you have already obtained a permit for your portable pool, you are not required to submit a new application to reinstall the same pool next year, in the same place and under the same conditions.

Fees

Processing fees for the permit application vary, based on the type of pool:

  • $119 for an above-ground pool
  • $479 for an in-ground pool

Validity period

The permit is valid for a period of 12 months.

The permit expires if the work:

  • is not started within 12 months of the date of issuance of the permit
  • is abandoned for more than six months
  • is not carried out within 18 months of the date of issuance of the permit

Required documents

  • certificate of location
  • yard layout plan showing the location of the pool and the equipment required to operate it. The plan must be drawn to scale and must indicate all the measurements:
    • The plan must specify the location of the trees
    • The plan must show the fence providing safe access to the pool
  • contractor’s bid
  • technical sheet on the pool and fence

If the building is 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

Communication channels

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

You are required to have an account at montreal.ca in order to use this service.

Permit counter

405 Avenue Ogilvy
Suite 111
Montréal, QC H3N 1M3