Request the use of a fire hydrant

Last updated May 14, 2024

Would you like to use a fire hydrant?  Whether you’re filling a tank or carrying out specialized work if you are a company, here’s how to do it.

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To use a fire hydrant, you must first apply for a temporary use permit.

Your application must include a statement that you hold the city harmless from any damages or claims that may arise from the use of the fire hydrant and that you are responsible for any damages caused during its use.

General rules

  • Notify the city before the start and at the end of the period during which the fire hydrant is in use.
  • Connect to the hydrant without obstructing access in case of fire.
  • Do not use a fire hydrant in freezing weather unless you take appropriate steps to protect it.
  • Only use the water for the authorized purpose. 
  • In order to minimize risks, never let the water run unnecessarily.
  • Only use the fire hydrant designated by the city.
     

It is prohibited to hold car washes in the borough.

Fees

Duration

Taxes included

One day or less

$74.70

One to two days

$153.30

Two days to one week

$232

One to two weeks

$308.70

Two to eight weeks

$387.40

Eight to 26 weeks

$463

Document

Required documents

  • Application form

Submit a request

311

Outside of Montréal: 514-872-0311

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

Send your documents at least three weeks prior the use.

To use a fire hydrant, you must first apply for a temporary use permit.

Your application must include:

  • Your full name and complete contact information
  • The location of the work
  • The location of the hydrant
  • The desired dates of use
  • The reason for using it

General Rules

  • Notify the city before the start and at the end of the period during which the fire hydrant is in use
  • Connect to the hydrant without obstructing access in case of fire
  • Do not use a fire hydrant in freezing weather unless you take appropriate steps to protect it
  • Open and close the hydrant using a city-approved wrench designed for this purpose
  • Adjust the flow rate with the shut-off valve
  • Only use the water for the authorized purpose
  • In order to minimize risks, never let the water run unnecessarily
  • Install a backflow prevention device
  • Only use the fire hydrant designated by the city
  • Ensure that the hydrant is drained once it is closed, pump air in if necessary and notify the city

Fees

Duration

Amount (taxes included)

One week or less

$100

One to 12 weeks

$500

12 to 26 weeks

$700

Submit a request

To use a fire hydrant, you must first apply for a temporary use permit.

Your application must include a statement that you hold the city harmless from any damages or claims that may arise from the use of the fire hydrant and that you are responsible for any damages caused during its use.

General rules

  • Notify the city before the start and at the end of the period during which the fire hydrant is in use.
  • Connect to the hydrant without obstructing access in case of fire.
  • Do not use a fire hydrant in freezing weather unless you take appropriate steps to protect it.
  • Only use the water for the authorized purpose. 
  • In order to minimize risks, never let the water run unnecessarily.
  • Only use the fire hydrant designated by the city.

Fees

Duration

Amount (taxes included)

One day or less

$74.70

One to two days

$153.30

Two days to one week

$232

One to two weeks

$308.70

Two to eight weeks

$387.40

Eight to 26 weeks

$463

Document

Submit a request

By e-mail

Send your completed application form (in French) with your documents at least five business days prior to the car wash.

To use a fire hydrant, you must first apply for a temporary use permit.

Your application must include a statement that you hold the city harmless from any damages or claims that may arise from the use of the fire hydrant and that you are responsible for any damages caused during its use.

General rules

  • Notify the city before the start and at the end of the period during which the fire hydrant is in use.
  • Connect to the hydrant without obstructing access in case of fire.
  • Do not use a fire hydrant in freezing weather unless you take appropriate steps to protect it.
  • Only use the water for the authorized purpose. 
  • In order to minimize risks, never let the water run unnecessarily.
  • Only use the fire hydrant designated by the city.

Payment method

  • Cheque or money order payable to “Ville de Montréal”

Fees

Duration

Amount (taxes included)

One day or less

$74.70

One to two days

$153.30

Two days to one week

$232

One to two weeks

$308.70

Two to eight weeks

$387.40

Eight to 26 weeks

$463

Document

Required documents

  • Statement of responsibility

Submit a request

Direction des travaux publics, Service Aqueduc et égout

2200, rue Saint-Antoine
Lachine, QC H8S 1V6

Please complete the form and send it with a cheque. Provide the location of the fire hydrant and, if possible, the hydrant number.

Please complete the form and e-mail it. Provide the location of the fire hydrant and, if possible, the hydrant number.

To use a fire hydrant, you must first apply for a temporary use permit.

You can only hold two car washes requiring the use of a fire hydrant per season.

Your application must include a statement that you hold the city harmless from any damages or claims that may arise from the use of the fire hydrant and that you are responsible for any damages caused during its use.

General rules

  • Notify the city before the start and at the end of the period during which the fire hydrant is in use.
  • Connect to the hydrant without obstructing access in case of fire.
  • Do not use a fire hydrant in freezing weather unless you take appropriate steps to protect it.
  • Only use the water for the authorized purpose. 
  • In order to minimize risks, never let the water run unnecessarily.
  • Only use the fire hydrant designated by the city.

Applications are accepted starting March 1.

A maximum of three car washes are allowed on the same day. For more than one car wash to be allowed on the same day, they must be held at least 1 km apart.

Payment method

  • Cash
  • Debit or credit card (MasterCard, Visa)
  • Cheque or money order payable to “Ville de Montréal”

Fees

Duration

Amount (taxes included)

Day 1

$110

For each additional day

$30

Required documents

  • Letter of authorization from the owner of the private lot where the fire hydrant is located, if applicable
  • Statement of responsibility

Submit a request

55 Avenue Dupras
Montréal, QC H8R 4A8

Faites votre demande de permis par courriel et présentez-vous à nos bureaux pour effectuer le paiement selon la durée du permis.

Mode de paiement

  • Chèque à l’ordre de la Ville de Montréal
  • Carte Visa ou MasterCard
  • Argent comptant

Please apply 3 business days prior to use.

To use a fire hydrant, you must first apply for a temporary use permit.

Your application must include a statement that you hold the city harmless from any damages or claims that may arise from the use of the fire hydrant and that you are responsible for any damages caused during its use.

General rules

  • Notify the city before the start and at the end of the period during which the fire hydrant is in use.
  • You must use a flow control valve and a backflow valve (e.g., for filling a tank).
  • Connect to the hydrant without obstructing access in case of fire.
  • Do not use a fire hydrant in freezing weather unless you take appropriate steps to protect it.
  • Only use the water for the authorized purpose. 
  • In order to minimize risks, never let the water run unnecessarily.
  • Only use the fire hydrant designated by the city.

No permits are issued between first frost and April 30.

Fees

Duration

Amount (taxes included)

One day or less

$74.70

One to two days

$153.30

Two days to one week

$232

One to two weeks

$308.70

Two to eight weeks

$387.40

8 to 26 weeks

$463

Documents

Submit a request

By e-mail

Please send your completed application form (in French) at least two days prior to the start of use.

To use a fire hydrant, you must first apply for a temporary use permit.

Your application must include a statement that you hold the city harmless from any damages or claims that may arise from the use of the fire hydrant and that you are responsible for any damages caused during its use.

General rules

  • Notify the city before the start and at the end of the period during which the fire hydrant is in use.
  • Connect to the hydrant without obstructing access in case of fire.
  • Do not use a fire hydrant in freezing weather unless you take appropriate steps to protect it.
  • Only use the water for the authorized purpose. 
  • In order to minimize risks, never let the water run unnecessarily.
  • Only use the fire hydrant designated by the city.

Payment method

  • Cash ($300 or less)
  • Debit or credit card (MasterCard, Visa)
  • Cheque payable to “Ville de Montréal”

Fees

Duration

Amount (taxes included)

One day or less

$74.70

One to two days

$153.30

Two days to one week

$232

One to two weeks

$308.70

Two to eight weeks

$387.40

Eight to 26 weeks

$463

Document

Required documents

  • Request to use a fire hydrant form (in French)
  • Statement of responsibility

Submit a request

Only borough employees are allowed to handle a fire hydrant. The borough will designate a filling site and a borough employee will be on site to supervise. 

Your service request must include a declaration holding the city harmless from damages or claims that could arise from using the fire hydrant and assuming full responsibility for any damages that could be caused during its use.  

You must make sure that there are no leaks in the connectors you use so that water does not spill onto public or private property.

It is prohibited to hold car washes in the borough.

Request for use

Taxes included

Fixed fee

$250.65

Document

Communication channels

311

Outside of Montréal: 514-872-0311

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

Send your application by e-mail.

To use a fire hydrant, you must first apply for a temporary use permit.

Your application must include a statement that you hold the city harmless from any damages or claims that may arise from the use of the fire hydrant and that you are responsible for any damages caused during its use.

General rules

  • Notify the city before the start and at the end of the period during which the fire hydrant is in use.
  • Connect to the hydrant without obstructing access in case of fire.
  • Please do not use a fire hydrant in freezing weather. Only companies that have a contract with the city can use fire hydrants during freezing weather, provided that they take appropriate steps to protect them.
  • Only use the water for the authorized purpose. 
  • In order to minimize risks, never let the water run unnecessarily.
  • Only use the fire hydrant designated by the city.

You can only hold two car washes per season:

  • Spring: April-May
  • Autumn: September-October

Payment method

  • Cash

Fees

Duration

Amount (taxes included)

One day or less

$74.70

One to two days

$153.30

Two days to one week

$232

One to two weeks

$308.70

Two to eight weeks

$387.40

Eight to 26 weeks

$463

Document

Required documents

  • Statement of responsibility

Submit a request

Accès Montréal Office

6854 Rue Sherbrooke Est
Montréal, QC H1N 1E1

Bring your completed application form (in French) and your documents at least four business days prior to the car wash.

Send your completed application form (in French) and your documents at least four business days prior to the car wash.

To use a fire hydrant, you must first apply for a temporary use permit.

You can only hold two car washes requiring the use of a fire hydrant per season.

  • Spring: April-May
  • Autumn: September-October

Your application must include a statement that you hold the city harmless from any damages or claims that may arise from the use of the fire hydrant and that you are responsible for any damages caused during its use.

General rules

  • Notify the city before the start and at the end of the period during which the fire hydrant is in use.
  • Connect to the hydrant without obstructing access in case of fire.
  • Do not use a fire hydrant in freezing weather unless you take appropriate steps to protect it.
  • Only use the water for the authorized purpose. 
  • In order to minimize risks, never let the water run unnecessarily.
  • Only use the fire hydrant designated by the city.

Payment method

  • Cash
  • Debit or credit card (MasterCard, Visa)
  • Cheque or money order payable to “Ville de Montréal”

Fees

Duration

Amount (taxes included)

Five days or less

$214.75

For each additional day

$54.25

Document

Required documents

  • Statement of responsibility

Submit a request

To use a fire hydrant, you must first apply for a temporary use permit.

Your application must include a statement that you hold the city harmless from any damages or claims that may arise from the use of the fire hydrant and that you are responsible for any damages caused during its use.

General rules

  • Notify the city before the start and at the end of the period during which the fire hydrant is in use.
  • Connect to the hydrant without obstructing access in case of fire.
  • Do not use a fire hydrant in freezing weather unless you take appropriate steps to protect it.
  • Only use the water for the authorized purpose. 
  • In order to minimize risks, never let the water run unnecessarily.
  • Only use the fire hydrant designated by the city.

It is prohibited to hold car washes on public property.

Fees

Duration

Amount (taxes included)

One day or less

$74.70

One to two days

$153.30

Two days to one week

$232

One to two weeks

$308.70

Two to eight weeks

$387.40

Eight to 26 weeks

$463

Document

Required documents

  • Request to use a fire hydrant form (in French)
  • Statement of responsibility

Submit a request

Direction des travaux publics

600 Avenue de la Gare-de-Triage
Montréal, QC H2V 0A8

Please provide the location of the fire hydrant and, if possible, the plate number.

Payment methods

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)
  • Debit card

To use a fire hydrant, you will need a temporary permit. 

General rules

  • Only use city-designated fire hydrants. 
  • Advise the city before and after the period you will be using the fire hydrant.
  • When you connect to the hydrant, make sure you do not block access in case it is needed in the event of a fire.
  • Do not use fire hydrants when there are freezing temperatures (between November 15 and April 15) unless you are able to protect the hydrant accordingly. 
  • Do not run the water for purposes other than the authorized purpose. 
  • Never leave the water running in order to minimize risks and damages. 
  • Use a key that is designed to open city-approved hydrants.
  • Install an anti-backflow device. 
  • Drain the hydrant before putting the plug back in the opening.
  • Make sure that there are no leaks in the connectors you use to avoid spilling and wasting water. 

How to apply

Send us this information:

  • Company name, address, phone number and e-mail 
  • Name of the person representing the company who will sign the contract 
  • Reason for using the fire hydrant
  • Location of the work, with plans if necessary
  • Planned dates of use
  • If a specific fire hydrant is required, please provide its number or exact location 
  • The contract or purchase order number, if a contract awarded by the city is involved

It is prohibited to hold car washes in the borough.

Duration

Amount (taxes included)

One day or less

$74.70

One to two days

$153.30

Two days to one week

$232

One to two weeks

$308.70

Two to eight weeks

$387.40

Eight to 26 weeks

$463

Document

Submit a request

Travaux publics

514-696-1941

Please send your form (in French) and your documents at least 10 business days before work is scheduled to begin.

To use a fire hydrant, you must first apply for a temporary use permit.

To do so, please complete the application below and pay the fee.

The application includes a statement that you hold the city harmless from any damages or claims that may arise from the use of the fire hydrant and that you are responsible for any damages caused during its use. 

General rules

Once you have received the authorization, you must:

  • Use only the fire hydrant designated by the city
  • Notify the city before beginning to use and when finished using the hydrant
  • Open the hydrant completely with a wrench designed for this purpose and adjust the flow rate with a shut-off valve that must be installed on the water outlet at the time of use
  • Install a backflow prevention device
  • Close the hydrant with a wrench designed for this purpose after use
  • Make sure the hydrant is properly drained before replacing the plug on the port
  • Make sure the connections are watertight to avoid wasting water or spilling it onto public or private property.

It is prohibited to:

  • Let the water run for any purpose other than that authorized 
  • Use a hydrant in freezing weather, unless it is properly protected.

Fees

Duration

Amount (taxes included)

One day or less

$74.70

One to two days

$153.30

Two days to one week

$232

One to two weeks

$308.70

Two to eight weeks

$387.40

Eight to 26 weeks

$463

Document

Required documents

Submit a request

Division des permis et de l'inspection

12090 Rue Notre-Dame Est
Montréal, QC H1B 2Z1
  • Cash
  • Debit or credit card (MasterCard, Visa)
  • Cheque payable to “Ville de Montréal”

The application form must be submitted at least five working days prior the use.

Division des permis et de l'inspection

514-868-4340

The application form must be submitted at least five working days prior the use.

To use a fire hydrant, you must first apply for a temporary use permit.

Your application must include a statement that you hold the city harmless from any damages or claims that may arise from the use of the fire hydrant and that you are responsible for any damages caused during its use.

General rules

  • Notify the city before the start and at the end of the period during which the fire hydrant is in use.
  • Connect to the hydrant without obstructing access in case of fire.
  • Do not use a fire hydrant in freezing weather unless you take appropriate steps to protect it.
  • Only use the water for the authorized purpose. 
  • In order to minimize risks, never let the water run unnecessarily.
  • Only use the fire hydrant designated by the city.

Permits are not issued between December 1 and April 30.

Fees

Duration

Amount (taxes included)

One day or less

$74.70

One to two days

$153.30

Two days to one week

$232

One to two weeks

$308.70

Two to eight weeks

$387.40

8 to 26 weeks

$463

Document

Submit a request

By e-mail

You are not required to go in person. Please send your completed application form at least two business days prior to the start of use.

To use a fire hydrant, you must first apply for a temporary use permit.

Your application must include a statement that you hold the city harmless from any damages or claims that may arise from the use of the fire hydrant and that you are responsible for any damages caused during its use.

Steps

  • Fill out the form below with the help of the map. You must choose from the list of hydrants indicated. If your selected fire hydrant is not on the map, your application will be refused.
  • Send your application by e-mail with your form. Be sure to include the hydrant number and location. 
  • Once your application has been approved, go to the Accès Montréal office to pay the fee for your permit, which is based on how long you will use it. 
  • An instruction sheet will be provided to you, as well as a plaque that must be placed on the hydrant when it is in use.

You can use the hydrant as soon as you receive your permit.

Permit validity

The permit is valid for the use of one hydrant at a time. If multiple hydrants are to be used simultaneously, one permit per hydrant is required.

No permits are issued between November 1 and March 31.

Fees

Duration

Amount (taxes included)

One day or less

$74.70

One to two days

$153.30

Two days to one week

$232

One to two weeks

$308.70

Two to eight weeks

$387.40

Eight to 26 weeks

$463

Documents

Submit a request

By e-mail

Attach the completed form and provide the hydrant number and location.

To use a fire hydrant, you must first apply for a temporary use permit.

Your application must include a statement that you hold the city harmless from any damages or claims that may arise from the use of the fire hydrant and that you are responsible for any damages caused during its use.

General rules

  • Notify the city before the start and at the end of the period during which the fire hydrant is in use.
  • Connect to the hydrant without obstructing access in case of fire.
  • Do not use a fire hydrant in freezing weather unless you take appropriate steps to protect it.
  • Only use the water for the authorized purpose. 
  • In order to minimize risks, never let the water run unnecessarily.
  • Only use the fire hydrant designated by the city.

Fees

Day of use

Amount (taxes included)

First day

$107

Additional day

$32

Document

Required documents

  • Insurance rider covering the organizers of the activity
  • Statement of responsibility

Submit a request

Send your completed application form (in French) and your documents before work is scheduled to begin.

Division des études techniques

514-328-8565

Please send your information request by e-mail.

Information

To use a fire hydrant, you must first apply for a temporary use permit.

Your application must include a statement that you hold the city harmless from any damages or claims that may arise from the use of the fire hydrant and that you are responsible for any damages caused during its use.

General rules

  • Notify the city before the start and at the end of the period during which the fire hydrant is in use.
  • Connect to the hydrant without obstructing access in case of fire.
  • Do not use a fire hydrant in freezing weather unless you take appropriate steps to protect it.
  • Only use the water for the authorized purpose. 
  • In order to minimize risks, never let the water run unnecessarily.
  • Only use the fire hydrant designated by the city.

Car washes are only allowed during two seasons:

  • Spring: April and May
  • Fall: September and October

Fees

Duration

Amount (taxes included)

One day or less

$74.70

One to two days

$153.30

Two days to one week

$232

One to two weeks

$308.70

Two to eight weeks

$387.40

Eight to 26 weeks

$463

Document

Submit a request

By e-mail

Send your completed application form (in French) with your documents at least five days prior to the car wash.

Payment method

  • Cash ($500 maximum accepted)
  • Debit or credit card (MasterCard, Visa)
  • Cheque or money order payable to “Ville de Montréal”

To use a fire hydrant, you must first apply for a temporary use permit.

Your application must include a statement that you hold the city harmless from any damages or claims that may arise from the use of the fire hydrant and that you are responsible for any damages caused during its use.

General rules:

  • Notify the city before the start and at the end of the period during which the fire hydrant is in use.
  • Connect to the hydrant without obstructing access in case of fire.
  • Do not use a fire hydrant in freezing weather unless you take appropriate steps to protect it.
  • Only use the water for the authorized purpose. 
  • In order to minimize risks, never let the water run unnecessarily.
  • Only use the fire hydrant designated by the city.

Car washes are only allowed during two seasons:

  • Spring: April and May
  • Fall: September and October

Fees

Duration

Taxes included

One day or less

$74.70

One to two days

$153.30

Two days to one week

$232

One to two weeks

$308.70

Two to eight weeks

$387.40

Eight to 26 weeks

$463

Payment method

  • Cash ($500 maximum accepted)
  • Debit or credit card (MasterCard, Visa)
  • Cheque or money order payable to “Ville de Montréal”

Document

Required documents

  • Statement of responsibility

Communication channels