Renovate the interior of a building

Last updated February 6, 2023

Would you like to renovate your kitchen or bathroom, change the number of dwellings or convert your living room into a bedroom? You must comply with current legislation and in some cases, apply for a permit.

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Minor renovations

You don’t need a permit for some kinds of aesthetic work. For example, a permit is not required to:

  • Change carpets or flooring 
  • Repaint walls
  • Replace cabinets
  • Replace counters
  • Replace a sink or bathtub

However, if the work you plan to perform affects foundations, changes the structure of the dwelling or increases floor surface, a permit is required. 

Plumbing and electricity

The city does not issue permits for the following types of work:

  • Plumbin
  • Electricity
  • Electric or gas heating

However, you must comply with provincial legislation. If you have questions, contact the Régie du bâtiment du Québec.

Major renovations or redevelopment of a dwelling 

You need a permit for work that affects walls or foundations, or that will change room dimensions, division or use.

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:

  • $157 for a strictly residential building
  • $462 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.

The fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • certificate of location
  • building specification sheet
  • professional-quality scale plans that show the current situation as well as projected work (i.e. dimensions of rooms, dimensions of doors and windows, height of the ceiling, wall and ceiling materials, location of smoke alarms and ventilation equipment) 
  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • plans, illustrations and/or cuts that show the projected development 
  • any other document required to process the application

If your work affects the building’s structure:

  • structure plans signed and sealed by an engineer

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.

For expansions, please visit the counter.

Point of service

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

Minor renovations

You don’t need a permit for some kinds of aesthetic work. For example, a permit is not required to:

  • Change carpets or flooring 
  • Repaint walls
  • Replace cabinets
  • Replace counters
  • Replace a sink or bathtub

However, if the work you plan to perform affects foundations, changes the structure of the dwelling or increases floor surface, a permit is required. 

Plumbing and electricity

The city does not issue permits for the following types of work:

  • Plumbin
  • Electricity
  • Electric or gas heating

However, you must comply with provincial legislation. If you have questions, contact the Régie du bâtiment du Québec.

Major renovations or redevelopment of a dwelling 

You need a permit for work that affects walls or foundations, or that will change room dimensions, division or use.

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:

  • $157 for a strictly residential building
  • $462 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.

The fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • certificate of location
  • building specification sheet
  • professional-quality scale plans that show the current situation as well as projected work (i.e. dimensions of rooms, dimensions of doors and windows, height of the ceiling, wall and ceiling materials, location of smoke alarms and ventilation equipment) 
  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • plans, illustrations and/or cuts that show the projected development 
  • any other document required to process the application

If your work affects the building’s structure:

  • structure plans signed and sealed by an engineer

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

Point of service

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

Minor renovations

You don’t need a permit for some kinds of aesthetic work. For example, a permit is not required to:

  • Change carpets or flooring 
  • Repaint walls
  • Replace cabinets
  • Replace counters
  • Replace a sink

However, if the work you plan to perform affects foundations, changes the structure of the dwelling or increases floor surface, a permit is required. 

Plumbing and electricity

The city does not issue permits for the following types of work:

  • Plumbin
  • Electricity
  • Electric or gas heating

However, you must comply with provincial legislation. If you have questions, contact the Régie du bâtiment du Québec.

Major renovations or redevelopment of a dwelling 

You need a permit for work that affects walls or foundations, or that will change room dimensions, division or use.

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:

  • $157 for a strictly residential building
  • $462 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.

The fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • certificate of location
  • building specification sheet
  • professional-quality scale plans that show the current situation as well as projected work (i.e. dimensions of rooms, dimensions of doors and windows, height of the ceiling, wall and ceiling materials, location of smoke alarms and ventilation equipment) 
  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • plans, illustrations and/or cuts that show the projected development 
  • any other document required to process the application

If your work affects the building’s structure:

  • structure plans signed and sealed by an engineer

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.

For expansions, please visit the counter.

Point of service

5160 Boulevard Décarie
Montréal, QC H3X 2H9

Minor renovations

You don’t need a permit for some kinds of aesthetic work. For example, a permit is not required to:

  • Change carpets or flooring 
  • Repaint walls
  • Replace cabinets
  • Replace counters
  • Replace a sink or bathtub

However, if the work you plan to perform affects foundations, changes the structure of the dwelling or increases floor surface, a permit is required. 

Plumbing and electricity

The city does not issue permits for the following types of work:

  • Plumbin
  • Electricity
  • Electric or gas heating

However, you must comply with provincial legislation. If you have questions, contact the Régie du bâtiment du Québec.

Major renovations or redevelopment of a dwelling 

You need a permit for work that affects walls or foundations, or that will change room dimensions, division or use.

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:

  • $157 for a strictly residential building
  • $462 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.

The fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • certificate of location
  • building specification sheet
  • professional-quality scale plans that show the current situation as well as projected work (i.e. dimensions of rooms, dimensions of doors and windows, height of the ceiling, wall and ceiling materials, location of smoke alarms and ventilation equipment) 
  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • plans, illustrations and/or cuts that show the projected development 
  • any other document required to process the application

If your work affects the building’s structure:

  • structure plans signed and sealed by an engineer

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.

For expansions, please visit the counter.

Point of service

1800 Boulevard Saint-Joseph
Montréal, QC H8S 2N4

Minor renovations

You don’t need a permit for some kinds of aesthetic work. For example, a permit is not required to:

  • Change carpets or flooring 
  • Repaint walls
  • Replace cabinets
  • Replace counters
  • Replace a sink or bathtub

However, if the work you plan to perform affects foundations, changes the structure of the dwelling or increases floor surface, a permit is required. 

Plumbing and electricity

The city does not issue permits for the following types of work:

  • Plumbin
  • Electricity
  • Electric or gas heating

However, you must comply with provincial legislation. If you have questions, contact the Régie du bâtiment du Québec.

Major renovations or redevelopment of a dwelling 

You need a permit for work that affects walls or foundations, or that will change room dimensions, division or use.

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:

  • $157 for a strictly residential building
  • $462 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.

The fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • certificate of location
  • building specification sheet
  • professional-quality scale plans that show the current situation as well as projected work (i.e. dimensions of rooms, dimensions of doors and windows, height of the ceiling, wall and ceiling materials, location of smoke alarms and ventilation equipment) 
  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • plans, illustrations and/or cuts that show the projected development 
  • any other document required to process the application

If your work affects the building’s structure:

  • structure plans signed and sealed by an engineer

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.

For expansions, please visit the counter.

Point of service

By appointment
55 Avenue Dupras
Montréal, QC H8R 4A8

Minor renovations

You don’t need a permit for some kinds of aesthetic work. For example, a permit is not required to:

  • Change carpets or flooring 
  • Repaint walls
  • Replace cabinets
  • Replace counters
  • Replace a sink or bathtub

However, if the work you plan to perform affects foundations, changes the structure of the dwelling or increases floor surface, a permit is required. 

Plumbing and electricity

The city does not issue permits for the following types of work:

  • Plumbin
  • Electricity
  • Electric or gas heating

However, you must comply with provincial legislation. If you have questions, contact the Régie du bâtiment du Québec.

Major renovations or redevelopment of a dwelling 

You need a permit for work that affects walls or foundations, or that will change room dimensions, division or use.

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:

  • $157 for a strictly residential building
  • $462 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.

The fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • certificate of location
  • building specification sheet
  • professional-quality scale plans that show the current situation as well as projected work (i.e. dimensions of rooms, dimensions of doors and windows, height of the ceiling, wall and ceiling materials, location of smoke alarms and ventilation equipment) 
  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • plans, illustrations and/or cuts that show the projected development 
  • any other document required to process the application

If your work affects the building’s structure:

  • structure plans signed and sealed by an engineer

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.

For expansions, please visit the counter.

Point of service

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

Minor renovations

You don’t need a permit for some kinds of aesthetic work. For example, a permit is not required to:

  • Change carpets or flooring 
  • Repaint walls
  • Replace cabinets
  • Replace counters
  • Replace a sink or bathtub

However, if the work you plan to perform affects foundations, changes the structure of the dwelling or increases floor surface, a permit is required. 

Plumbing and electricity

The city does not issue permits for the following types of work:

  • Plumbin
  • Electricity
  • Electric or gas heating

However, you must comply with provincial legislation. If you have questions, contact the Régie du bâtiment du Québec.

Major renovations or redevelopment of a dwelling 

You need a permit for work that affects walls or foundations, or that will change room dimensions, division or use.

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:

  • $157 for a strictly residential building
  • $462 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.

The fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • certificate of location
  • building specification sheet
  • professional-quality scale plans that show the current situation as well as projected work (i.e. dimensions of rooms, dimensions of doors and windows, height of the ceiling, wall and ceiling materials, location of smoke alarms and ventilation equipment) 
  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • plans, illustrations and/or cuts that show the projected development 
  • any other document required to process the application

If your work affects the building’s structure:

  • structure plans signed and sealed by an engineer

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.

For expansions, please visit the counter.

Point of service

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

Minor renovations

You don’t need a permit for some kinds of aesthetic work. For example, a permit is not required to:

  • Change carpets or flooring 
  • Repaint walls
  • Replace cabinets
  • Replace counters
  • Replace a sink or bathtub

However, if the work you plan to perform affects foundations, changes the structure of the dwelling or increases floor surface, a permit is required. 

Plumbing and electricity

The city does not issue permits for the following types of work:

  • Plumbin
  • Electricity
  • Electric or gas heating

However, you must comply with provincial legislation. If you have questions, contact the Régie du bâtiment du Québec.

Major renovations or redevelopment of a dwelling 

You need a permit for work that affects walls or foundations, or that will change room dimensions, division or use.

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:

  • $157 for a strictly residential building
  • $462 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.

The fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • certificate of location
  • building specification sheet
  • professional-quality scale plans that show the current situation as well as projected work (i.e. dimensions of rooms, dimensions of doors and windows, height of the ceiling, wall and ceiling materials, location of smoke alarms and ventilation equipment) 
  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • plans, illustrations and/or cuts that show the projected development 
  • any other document required to process the application

If your work affects the building’s structure:

  • structure plans signed and sealed by an engineer

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.

For expansions, please visit the counter.

Point of service

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

Minor renovations

You don’t need a permit for some kinds of aesthetic work. For example, a permit is not required to:

  • Change carpets or flooring 
  • Repaint walls
  • Replace cabinets
  • Replace counters
  • Replace a sink or bathtub

However, if the work you plan to perform affects foundations, changes the structure of the dwelling or increases floor surface, a permit is required. 

Plumbing and electricity

The city does not issue permits for the following types of work:

  • Plumbin
  • Electricity
  • Electric or gas heating

However, you must comply with provincial legislation. If you have questions, contact the Régie du bâtiment du Québec.

Major renovations or redevelopment of a dwelling 

You need a permit for work that affects walls or foundations, or that will change room dimensions, division or use.

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:

  • $157 for a strictly residential building
  • $462 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.

The fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • certificate of location
  • building specification sheet
  • signed and sealed architectural plans, if required, or professional-quality scale plans that show the current situation as well as projected work (i.e. dimensions of rooms, dimensions of doors and windows, height of the ceiling, wall and ceiling materials, location of smoke alarms and ventilation equipment) 
  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • plans, illustrations and/or cuts that show the projected development 
  • any other document required to process the application

If your work affects the building’s structure:

  • structure plans signed and sealed by an engineer

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.

For expansions, please visit the counter.

Point of service

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

Minor renovations

You don’t need a permit for some kinds of aesthetic work. For example, a permit is not required to:

  • Change carpets or flooring 
  • Repaint walls
  • Replace cabinets
  • Replace counters
  • Replace a sink or bathtub

However, if the work you plan to perform affects foundations, changes the structure of the dwelling or increases floor surface, a permit is required. 

Plumbing and electricity

The city does not issue permits for the following types of work:

  • Plumbin
  • Electricity
  • Electric or gas heating

However, you must comply with provincial legislation. If you have questions, contact the Régie du bâtiment du Québec.

Major renovations or redevelopment of a dwelling 

You need a permit for work that affects walls or foundations, or that will change room dimensions, division or use.

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:

  • $157 for a strictly residential building
  • $462 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.

The fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • certificate of location
  • building specification sheet
  • professional-quality scale plans that show the current situation as well as projected work (i.e. dimensions of rooms, dimensions of doors and windows, height of the ceiling, wall and ceiling materials, location of smoke alarms and ventilation equipment) 
  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • plans, illustrations and/or cuts that show the projected development 
  • any other document required to process the application

If your work affects the building’s structure:

  • structure plans signed and sealed by an engineer

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.

For expansions, please visit the counter.

Point of service

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

Minor renovations

You don’t need a permit for some kinds of aesthetic work. For example, a permit is not required to:

  • Change carpets or flooring 
  • Repaint walls
  • Replace cabinets
  • Replace counters
  • Replace a sink or bathtub

However, if the work you plan to perform affects foundations, changes the structure of the dwelling or increases floor surface, a permit is required. 

Plumbing and electricity

The city does not issue permits for the following types of work:

  • Plumbin
  • Electricity
  • Electric or gas heating

However, you must comply with provincial legislation. If you have questions, contact the Régie du bâtiment du Québec.

Major renovations or redevelopment of a dwelling 

You need a permit for work that affects walls or foundations, or that will change room dimensions, division or use.

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:

  • $157 for a strictly residential building
  • $462 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.

The fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • certificate of location
  • building specification sheet
  • professional-quality scale plans that show the current situation as well as projected work (i.e. dimensions of rooms, dimensions of doors and windows, height of the ceiling, wall and ceiling materials, location of smoke alarms and ventilation equipment) 
  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • plans, illustrations and/or cuts that show the projected development 
  • any other document required to process the application

If your work affects the building’s structure:

  • structure plans signed and sealed by an engineer

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 renovations

You don’t need a permit for some kinds of aesthetic work. For example, a permit is not required to:

  • Change carpets or flooring 
  • Repaint walls
  • Replace cabinets
  • Replace counters
  • Replace a sink or bathtub

However, if the work you plan to perform affects foundations, changes the structure of the dwelling or increases floor surface, a permit is required. 

Plumbing and electricity

The city does not issue permits for the following types of work:

  • Plumbin
  • Electricity
  • Electric or gas heating

However, you must comply with provincial legislation. If you have questions, contact the Régie du bâtiment du Québec.

Major renovations or redevelopment of a dwelling 

You need a permit for work that affects walls or foundations, or that will change room dimensions, division or use.

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:

  • $157 for a strictly residential building
  • $462 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.

The fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • certificate of location
  • building specification sheet
  • professional-quality scale plans that show the current situation as well as projected work (i.e. dimensions of rooms, dimensions of doors and windows, height of the ceiling, wall and ceiling materials, location of smoke alarms and ventilation equipment) 
  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • plans, illustrations and/or cuts that show the projected development 
  • any other document required to process the application

If your work affects the building’s structure:

  • structure plans signed and sealed by an engineer

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.

For expansions, please visit the counter.

Point of service

13665 Boulevard de Pierrefonds
Montréal, QC H9A 2Z4

Minor renovations

You don’t need a permit for some kinds of aesthetic work. For example, a permit is not required to:

  • Change carpets or flooring 
  • Repaint walls
  • Replace cabinets
  • Replace counters
  • Replace a sink or bathtub

However, if the work you plan to perform affects foundations, changes the structure of the dwelling or increases floor surface, a permit is required. 

Plumbing and electricity

The city does not issue permits for the following types of work:

  • Plumbing
  • Electricity
  • Electric or gas heating

However, you must comply with provincial legislation. If you have questions, contact the Régie du bâtiment du Québec.

Major renovations or redevelopment of a dwelling 

You need a permit for work that affects walls or foundations, or that will change room dimensions, division or use.

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:

  • $157 for a strictly residential building
  • $462 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.

The fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • certificate of location
  • building specification sheet
  • professional-quality scale plans that show the current situation as well as projected work (i.e. dimensions of rooms, dimensions of doors and windows, height of the ceiling, wall and ceiling materials, location of smoke alarms and ventilation equipment) 
  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • plans, illustrations and/or cuts that show the projected development 
  • any other document required to process the application

If your work affects the building’s structure:

  • structure plans signed and sealed by an engineer

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.

For expansions, please visit the counter.

Point of service

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

Minor renovations

You don’t need a permit for some kinds of aesthetic work. For example, a permit is not required to:

  • Change carpets or flooring 
  • Repaint walls
  • Replace cabinets
  • Replace counters
  • Replace a sink or bathtub

However, if the work you plan to perform affects foundations, changes the structure of the dwelling or increases floor surface, a permit is required. 

Plumbing and electricity

The city does not issue permits for the following types of work:

  • Plumbin
  • Electricity
  • Electric or gas heating

However, you must comply with provincial legislation. If you have questions, contact the Régie du bâtiment du Québec.

Major renovations or redevelopment of a dwelling 

You need a permit for work that affects walls or foundations, or that will change room dimensions, division or use.

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:

  • $157 for a strictly residential building
  • $462 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.

The fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • certificate of location
  • building specification sheet
  • professional-quality scale plans that show the current situation as well as projected work (i.e. dimensions of rooms, dimensions of doors and windows, height of the ceiling, wall and ceiling materials, location of smoke alarms and ventilation equipment) 
  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • plans, illustrations and/or cuts that show the projected development 
  • any other document required to process the application

If your work affects the building’s structure:

  • structure plans signed and sealed by an engineer

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.

For expansions, please visit the counter.

Point of service

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

Minor renovations

You don’t need a permit for some kinds of aesthetic work. For example, a permit is not required to:

  • Change carpets or flooring 
  • Repaint walls
  • Replace cabinets
  • Replace counters
  • Replace a sink or bathtub

However, if the work you plan to perform affects foundations, changes the structure of the dwelling or increases floor surface, a permit is required. 

Plumbing and electricity

The city does not issue permits for the following types of work:

  • Plumbing
  • Electricity
  • Electric or gas heating

However, you must comply with provincial legislation. If you have questions, contact the Régie du bâtiment du Québec.

Major renovations or redevelopment of a dwelling 

You need a permit for work that affects walls or foundations, or that will change room dimensions, division or use.

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:

  • $157 for a strictly residential building
  • $462 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.

The fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • certificate of location
  • building specification sheet
  • professional-quality scale plans that show the current situation as well as projected work (i.e. dimensions of rooms, dimensions of doors and windows, height of the ceiling, wall and ceiling materials, location of smoke alarms and ventilation equipment) 
  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • plans, illustrations and/or cuts that show the projected development 
  • any other document required to process the application

If your work affects the building’s structure:

  • structure plans signed and sealed by an engineer

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.

For expansions, please visit the counter.

Saint-Laurent

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

Minor renovations

You don’t need a permit for some kinds of aesthetic work. For example, a permit is not required to:

  • Change carpets or flooring 
  • Repaint walls
  • Replace cabinets
  • Replace counters
  • Replace a sink or bathtub

However, if the work you plan to perform affects foundations, changes the structure of the dwelling or increases floor surface, a permit is required. 

Plumbing and electricity

The city does not issue permits for the following types of work:

  • Plumbin
  • Electricity
  • Electric or gas heating

However, you must comply with provincial legislation. If you have questions, contact the Régie du bâtiment du Québec.

Major renovations or redevelopment of a dwelling 

You need a permit for work that affects walls or foundations, or that will change room dimensions, division or use.

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:

  • $157 for a strictly residential building
  • $462 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.

The fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • certificate of location
  • building specification sheet
  • professional-quality scale plans that show the current situation as well as projected work (i.e. dimensions of rooms, dimensions of doors and windows, height of the ceiling, wall and ceiling materials, location of smoke alarms and ventilation equipment) 
  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • plans, illustrations and/or cuts that show the projected development 
  • any other document required to process the application

If your work affects the building’s structure:

  • structure plans signed and sealed by an engineer

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.

For expansions, please visit the counter.

Point of service

8400 Boulevard Lacordaire
Montréal, QC H1R 3B1

Minor renovations

You don’t need a permit for some kinds of aesthetic work. For example, a permit is not required to:

  • Change carpets or flooring 
  • Repaint walls
  • Replace cabinets
  • Replace counters
  • Replace a sink or bathtub

However, if the work you plan to perform affects foundations, changes the structure of the dwelling or increases floor surface, a permit is required. 

Plumbing and electricity

The city does not issue permits for the following types of work:

  • Plumbin
  • Electricity
  • Electric or gas heating

However, you must comply with provincial legislation. If you have questions, contact the Régie du bâtiment du Québec.

Major renovations or redevelopment of a dwelling 

You need a permit for work that affects walls or foundations, or that will change room dimensions, division or use.

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:

  • $157 for a strictly residential building
  • $462 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.

The fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • certificate of location
  • building specification sheet
  • professional-quality scale plans that show the current situation as well as projected work (i.e. dimensions of rooms, dimensions of doors and windows, height of the ceiling, wall and ceiling materials, location of smoke alarms and ventilation equipment) 
  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • plans, illustrations and/or cuts that show the projected development 
  • any other document required to process the application

If your work affects the building’s structure:

  • structure plans signed and sealed by an engineer

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.

For expansions, please visit the counter.

Point of service

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

Minor renovations

You don’t need a permit for some kinds of aesthetic work. For example, a permit is not required to:

  • Change carpets or flooring 
  • Repaint walls
  • Replace cabinets
  • Replace counters
  • Replace a sink or bathtub

However, if the work you plan to perform affects foundations, changes the structure of the dwelling or increases floor surface, a permit is required. 

Plumbing and electricity

The city does not issue permits for the following types of work:

  • Plumbin
  • Electricity
  • Electric or gas heating

However, you must comply with provincial legislation. If you have questions, contact the Régie du bâtiment du Québec.

Major renovations or redevelopment of a dwelling 

You need a permit for work that affects walls or foundations, or that will change room dimensions, division or use.

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:

  • $157 for a strictly residential building
  • $462 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.

The fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • certificate of location
  • building specification sheet
  • professional-quality scale plans that show the current situation as well as projected work (i.e. dimensions of rooms, dimensions of doors and windows, height of the ceiling, wall and ceiling materials, location of smoke alarms and ventilation equipment) 
  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • plans, illustrations and/or cuts that show the projected development 
  • any other document required to process the application

If your work affects the building’s structure:

  • structure plans signed and sealed by an engineer

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.

For expansions, please visit the counter.

Point of service

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

Minor renovations

You don’t need a permit for some kinds of aesthetic work. For example, a permit is not required to:

  • Change carpets or flooring 
  • Repaint walls
  • Replace cabinets
  • Replace counters
  • Replace a sink or bathtub

However, if the work you plan to perform affects foundations, changes the structure of the dwelling or increases floor surface, a permit is required. 

Plumbing and electricity

The city does not issue permits for the following types of work:

  • Plumbin
  • Electricity
  • Electric or gas heating

However, you must comply with provincial legislation. If you have questions, contact the Régie du bâtiment du Québec.

Major renovations or redevelopment of a dwelling 

You need a permit for work that affects walls or foundations, or that will change room dimensions, division or use.

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:

  • $157 for a strictly residential building
  • $462 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.

The fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • certificate of location
  • building specification sheet
  • professional-quality scale plans that show the current situation as well as projected work (i.e. dimensions of rooms, dimensions of doors and windows, height of the ceiling, wall and ceiling materials, location of smoke alarms and ventilation equipment) 
  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • plans, illustrations and/or cuts that show the projected development 
  • any other document required to process the application

If your work affects the building’s structure:

  • structure plans signed and sealed by an engineer

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.

For expansions, please visit the counter.

Point of service

405 Avenue Ogilvy
Suite 111
Montréal, QC H3N 1M3