Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension Borough Municipal Regulations and Permits on Masonry

Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension Borough Municipal Regulations and Permits on Masonry

Masonry Montreal: Your Guide to Regulations in Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension

Essential Tips for Your Masonry Projects

At Masonry Montreal, we take pride in assisting you with your masonry projects. Here's a comprehensive guide to help you understand the specific regulations of the Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension borough.

Maintenance and Minor Repairs

Regarding the 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 like sealing joints or painting on wood.
  • Common Repairs: You can replace up to 50% of the cladding without a permit, provided you use the same material.

Major Repairs

If you're considering completely redoing the exterior cladding of your building:

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

Upholding Architectural Harmony

It's essential to:

  • Preserve the original architecture: Before starting your work, consult the permit counter.
  • Specific Standards: Efforts aimed at preserving or restoring the original appearance of an architectural feature are encouraged.

Prohibited Materials

Certain materials are banned for exterior cladding, including:

  • Plastic films, tar papers, or similar.
  • Particle boards or materials not suited for the exterior.
  • Glass, mirror, or any other material with high light reflection.
  • Asphalt shingles, except for certain uses.

Permit Pricing

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

  • Pricing: Expect 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 concerned facades and neighboring buildings.
  • A technical sheet of the proposed material.
  • 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 crucial to ensure 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 Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension 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.