Exterior renovations

Last updated September 1, 2020

Want to change your roof covering? Build a balcony? Replace doors and windows? Move a staircase? Before undertaking the work, learn what you need to know about the applicable regulations and the required permits.

To renovate the exterior of your building, you must comply with federal and provincial regulations as well as the applicable regulations in your borough. A permit is often required to carry out work.

The following factors determine the standards that you must meet:

  • Type of work
  • Scope of the work
  • Façades affected by the work
  • Nature of the building (single-family home, semi-detached, multiplex, etc.)
  • Use of the building (residential, commercial, mixed, etc.)
  • Borough in which the work will be performed
  • Heritage status of the building or area

If you have any questions, please contact the permit counter in the borough where the work will be performed.

Renovation permit

Permis de rénovation

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