Replace doors and windows with models that have the same dimensions

Need to replace the doors and windows on your building? You must comply with the regulations in force, and in certain cases, you are required to obtain a permit.

You must meet natural lighting and ventilation standards. Some buildings also require compliance with energy efficiency standards.

In addition, some areas and properties are subject to particular standards to preserve their historic, architectural or landscape value. Additional documentation, such as a Site Planning and Architectural Integration Plan (SPAIP), may be required to obtain the permit.

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A permit is required to replace exterior doors and windows with models that have the same dimensions.

Replacement elements must have the shape and appearance of those originally on the building. They must also comply with building typology requirements, in particular the type of opening, subdivisions and colour. 

In a heritage area or on a heritage site, additional requirements may apply.  

Contact the permit counter to verify the rules applicable to your situation.

Permit fees

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

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

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

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

Fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and fees for plans and specifications
  • recent colour photo of the exterior walls affected by the work. Include a figure for the windows, on the photos and the bids.
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is done on a condominium:

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

If you are a representative:

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

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

Communication channels

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

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

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

Point of service

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

Legislation

A permit is required to replace exterior doors and windows with models that have the same dimensions.

Permit fees

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

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

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

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

Fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet indicating that the new doors and windows are ENERGY STAR qualified
  • recent colour photo of the façades on the buildings next door
  • recent colour photo of the façades affected by the work
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is done on a condominium:

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

If you are a representative:

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

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

Communication channels

In person

Point de service

7171 Rue Bombardier
Second floor
Montréal, QC H1J 2E9

A permit is required to replace exterior doors and windows with models that have the same dimensions.

Sliding windows are not permitted in areas with historical significance.

Permit fees

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

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

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

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

Fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • recent colour photo of the façades on the buildings next door
  • recent colour photo of the façades  affected by the work
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is done on a condominium:

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

If you are a representative:

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

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

Communication channels

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

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

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

Point of service

5160 Boulevard Décarie
Montréal, QC H3X 2H9

A permit is required to replace exterior doors and windows with models that have the same dimensions., except if your building is located in an area subject to a Site Planning and Architectural Integration Program (SPAIP).

Permit fees

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

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

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

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

Fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • recent colour photo of the façades on the buildings next door
  • recent colour photo of the façades  affected by the work
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is done on a condominium:

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

If you are a representative:

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

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

Communication channels

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

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

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

Point of service

1800 Boulevard Saint-Joseph
Montréal, QC H8S 2N4

A permit is required to replace exterior doors and windows with models that have the same dimensions.

Permit fees

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

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

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

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

Fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • building specification sheet
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is done on a condominium:

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

If you are a representative:

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

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

Communication channels

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

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

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

Point of service

55 Avenue Dupras
Montréal, QC H8R 4A8

A permit is required to replace exterior doors and windows with models that have the same dimensions.

You are required to replace your doors and windows with components that have the same features as the original components. In order to change or replace the original components, please contact the permit counter.

Restoration of original doors and windows

A permit is not required to restore an original door or window, except if your building belongs to one of the following categories:

  • classified heritage immovable
  • significant architectural witness
  • located in the Mount Royal Heritage Site
  • located in the protection area of a classified heritage immovable

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.

An additional fee of $3.50 applies for every $1,000 of work for the review of restoration, replacement or transformation work carried out on a part of a building visible from a public street.

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

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

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

Fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • detailed bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes and featuring the plan, materials and dimensions
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • recent colour photo of the façade and the component targeted
  • completed and signed building specification sheet
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is done on a condominium:

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

If you are a representative:

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

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

Communication channels

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

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

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

Point of service

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

A permit is required to replace exterior doors and windows with models that have the same dimensions.

Since, in order to receive a permit, the models submitted must comply with requirements, it is strongly recommended you obtain your permit prior to signing a contract for your project.

Exterior walls

If your work is to be done on an exterior wall, before ordering your supplies, please carefully read the Sud-Ouest borough’s document on doors and windows (Appendix F of the Sud-Ouest urban planning by-law, in French).

It identifies the original types of doors and windows and the authorized replacement models, according to the type of building. If your windows or doors are original, you must preserve exactly the same appearance (form, materials and model).​

All exterior walls are included in this requirement, except one that leads to a rear yard. Certain exceptions apply if your property is an architecturally significant building, in which all exterior walls are included, or if it is located near the Canal de Lachine.

It is important that you check to see if your building is recognized as significant or architecturally significant, or if it is located in a significant sector in order to fully understand the replacement requirements applicable to your property.

Rules to follow

  • Use of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) on the exterior of windows, including the frames, is prohibited throughout the Sud-Ouest. However, you can use a hybrid model.
  • For an architecturally significant building (a property of local interest, a property subject to the Cultural Heritage Act, and places of worship identified in Appendix B), exterior window cladding must be in wood or aluminum
  • For a significant building and a building located in a significant sector, windows can be in wood, aluminum or hybrid
  • Skylights, windows and French doors on a home must comply with “Energy Star®” certification according to criteria established by Natural Resources Canada for Climate Zone 2
  • Original glass block must be preserved and reinserted in the opening
  • Original stained-glass windows must be preserved and reinserted in the opening
  • Except in the case of an architecturally significant building, modification of the colour of an original architectural component is allowed

Documentation

For more information, read Appendices F, O and B of the Urban planning by-law (in French), below.

  • Appendix F: Original door and window types and authorized replacement models
  • Appendix O: Principal architectural typologies found in the borough
  • Appendix B: Development context, dominant characteristics of the landscape unit, architectural characteristics of buildings, properties and significant sectors, by landscape unit

For further information

Choose the “Zonage et PIIA” filter on the Sud-Ouest interactive map (in French).

Permit fees

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

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

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

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

Additional fees may apply if your building or the area in which it is located has historic value. In this case, work is subject to the By-law on Site Planning and Architectural Integration Plans and must follow special architectural requirements.

Fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • detailed bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • recent colour photo of the façade on the buildings next door
  • recent colour photo of the façades affected by the work
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is done on a condominium:

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

If you are a representative:

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

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

Learn more

For more information, please contact the permit counter.

Apply

Online

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

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

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

Legislation

A permit is not required to replace exterior doors and windows with models that have the same dimensions, colour and appearance.

However, if your property is located in an historic area, you must obtain a permit to change the architectural features of its original components.

Permit fees

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

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

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

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

Fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • recent colour photo of the façades  affected by the work
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is done on a condominium:

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

If you are a representative:

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

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

Communication channels

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

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

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

Point of service

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

A permit is required to replace exterior doors and windows with models that have the same dimensions.

Permit fees

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

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

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

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

Fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • recent colour photo of the façades on the buildings next door
  • recent colour photo of the façades affected by the work
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is done on a condominium:

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

If you are a representative:

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

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

Communication channels

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

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

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

Point of service

6854 Rue Sherbrooke Est
Montréal, QC H1N 1E1

A permit is required to replace exterior doors and windows with models that have the same dimensions.

The approval process can vary if your building or the area in which it is located has historic value. Additional documents may be required and other fees may apply.

We recommend that you go to the permit counter before you 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 amount of work, you will be required to pay a minimum:

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

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

Fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • any other document required to process the application

If your building has historic value, you are also required to provide the following documents:

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

If the work is done on a condominium:

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

If you are a representative:

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

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

Communication channels

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

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

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

Point of service

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

A permit is required to replace exterior doors and windows with models that have the same dimensions.

We recommend that you go to the permit counter before you 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 amount of work, you will be required to pay a minimum:

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

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

Fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • recent colour photo of the façades on the buildings next door
  • recent colour photo of the façades affected by the work
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is done on a condominium:

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

If you are a representative:

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

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

Communication channels

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

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

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

Point of service

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

A permit is required to replace exterior doors and windows with models that have the same dimensions.

Permit fees

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

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

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

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

Fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • plan showing the dimensions of the rooms affected by the work to ensure compliance with natural lighting and ventilation standards
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is done on a condominium:

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

If you are a representative:

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

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

Communication channels

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

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

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

Point of service

13665 Boulevard de Pierrefonds
Montréal, QC H9A 2Z4

A permit is required to replace exterior doors and windows with models that have the same dimensions.

Permit fees

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

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

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

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

Fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is done on a condominium:

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

If you are a representative:

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

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

Communication channels

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

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

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

Point of service

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

A permit is required to replace exterior doors and windows with models that have the same dimensions.

Additional requirements in certain areas

In the borough’s heritage areas, replacement elements must have the shape and appearance of those original to the building.

This restriction applies to certain building façades, particularly if they are visible from the street.

To find out if your building is located in one of these areas, view information on the Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie interactive map by following these steps:

  1. Check the “Urbanisme” box in the right-hand column
  2. Input your address in French (e.g. 6244 Boulevard Saint-Laurent) in the box in the top left corner of the map
  3. Click the search result
  4. Click the “Cliquez pour ouvrir” link
  5. You will now have access to a data sheet indicating if your property is located in a heritage area (secteur de valeur patrimonial).

To learn what models are authorized, view the Replacement Doors and Windows document (Portes et fenêtres de remplacement) below.

We recommend that you visit the permit counter for a preliminary evaluation to validate authorized models.

Permit fees

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

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

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

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

Fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Documents

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet showing the window model (sash, casement, awning)
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is done on a condominium:

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

If you are a representative:

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

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

Communication channels

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

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

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

Point of service

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

Point of service

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

Send your application form (in French), your documents and your payment.

Consultez notre guide pour connaître les modèles autorisés.

You generally do not need a permit to replace exterior doors and windows with models that have the same dimensions.

Communication channels

In person

Point of service

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

Minor renovations and maintenance

A permit is not required to replace exterior doors and windows with models that have the same dimensions, if the total cost of the work does not exceed $3,000.

Major renovations

You are required to obtain a permit if the total cost of the work exceeds $3,000.

Permit fees

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

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

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

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

Fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • recent colour photo of the façades on the buildings next door
  • recent colour photo of the façades affected by the work
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is done on a condominium:

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

If you are a representative:

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

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

Communication channels

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

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

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

Point of service

8400 Boulevard Lacordaire
Montréal, QC H1R 3B1

A permit is required to replace exterior doors and windows with models that have the same dimensions.

Doors 

New doors can have:

  • Glass with similar proportions to glass in the original door
  • Rectangular glass that is between 106.6 and 137.1 cm high 
  • Full-height rectangular glass that is not tiled or subdivided, in buildings that were built after 1940

The glass portion of the door must be transparent and unified or present a fine texture without patterns or tiles on any part. 

Other applicable standards

When a door is replaced, transom windows must be maintained or recreated.

Authorized replacement windows vary from one type of building to another. For example, glass in the doors of wartime housing-type homes can have tiles and its height can be less than 106.6 cm.

Glass in the doors of a balcony on floors above the ground floor can be shorter and include a sash window.

All doors on the same façade must be the same colour, except for front doors, which can be wooden or darker in colour.

Windows

Authorized replacement windows vary by type of building, please contact the permit counter for more information.

Permit fees

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

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

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

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

Fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • recent colour photo of the façades on the buildings next door
  • recent colour photo of the façades affected by the work
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is done on a condominium:

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

If you are a representative:

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

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

Communication channels

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

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

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

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

Payment method

Click on the place to see accepted methods of payment.

A permit is required to replace exterior doors and windows with models that have the same dimensions.

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

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

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

Fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • recent colour photo of the façades on the buildings next door
  • recent colour photo of the façades affected by the work
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is done on a condominium:

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

If you are a representative:

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

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

Communication channels

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

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

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

Point of service

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

A permit is required to replace exterior doors and windows with models that have the same dimensions.

Please wait for your permit to be issued before buying any materials.

Permit fees

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

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

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

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

Fees are non-refundable.

Further reading: The cost of a renovation permit

Required documents

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • bid or cost estimate for the work, including taxes
  • certificate of location
  • manufacturer’s documentation or technical sheet
  • recent colour photo of the façades on the buildings next door
  • recent colour photo of the façades affected by the work
  • any other document required to process the application

If the work is done on a condominium:

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

If you are a representative:

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

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

Communication channels

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

Payment method

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)

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

Permit counter – Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc Extension

514-868-3509

Point of service

405 Avenue Ogilvy
Suite 111
Montréal, QC H3N 1M3