Ville-Marie Borough Municipal Regulations and Permits on Masonry

Ville-Marie Borough Municipal Regulations and Permits on Masonry

Masonry Montreal: Your Guide to Regulations in Ville-Marie

Essential Tips for Your Masonry Projects

At Masonry Montreal, we pride ourselves on guiding you through your masonry projects. Here's a comprehensive guide to help you understand the specific regulations of the Ville-Marie borough.

Routine Maintenance and Repairs

When it comes to maintenance or minor repairs on an exterior cladding:

  • No permit required: If you're considering work with a total cost not exceeding $3,000 and you're not changing the cladding material, you can proceed without a permit. This includes tasks such as sealing joints or painting wood.
  • Partial replacement: You can replace up to 50% of the cladding without a permit, provided you use the same material.

Full Cladding Replacement

If you're looking to completely redo the exterior cladding of your building:

  • Mandatory permit: It's imperative to obtain a permit for a replacement of more than 50% or for the modification of a specific architectural element.
  • Advice: Ensure you only use approved materials. If your building is semi-detached and has cladding similar to the neighboring building, the new cladding must also be similar.

Preserving the Cladding

It's essential to:

  • Respect the original architecture: Before starting your work, consult the permit counter.
  • Specific standards: Efforts to preserve or restore the original appearance of an architectural feature are encouraged.

Prohibited Materials

Certain materials are prohibited for exterior cladding, including:

  • Tar paper and similar materials.
  • Paints imitating natural materials.
  • Stucco, with some exceptions.
  • Non-architectural concrete blocks.
  • Untreated sheet metal.
  • Polyethylene films or other plastics.
  • PVC.

Permit Pricing

The fees associated with obtaining a permit depend on the estimated cost of your work:

  • Pricing: Plan to pay $9.80 for every $1,000 of work.
  • Minimum fees:
    • $157 for a purely residential building.
    • $462 for a mixed-use building.

Required Documentation

For your application to be processed, you'll need to provide:

  • A detailed cost estimate, including taxes.
  • A location certificate.
  • Recent photos of the affected facades and neighboring buildings.
  • Any other document deemed relevant.

In conclusion, at Masonry Montreal, we are committed to providing you with all the necessary information to ensure the smooth progress of your masonry projects. Adhering to municipal regulations is essential to guarantee the safety and quality of your work.

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact your borough's permit counter for clarification. Here is the link for the official page of the Municipal Regulation of the Ville-Marie Borough.


This section has been prepared solely for the convenience of the reader and has no official or legal value. No warranty is offered as to the accuracy of the text. For all legal purposes, the reader should consult the official version of the by-law and each of its amendments or obtain a copy by contacting the City's clerk office.