Masonry Guidelines in the Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Borough
Understanding Exterior Siding Rules in Montreal
Maintenance and Minor Interventions
If you're considering maintenance work or minor repairs on your building's facade, it's important to know that no permit is required if you're using identical materials in terms of color, texture, and shape. Moreover, replacing up to 25% of the siding on an exterior wall with identical materials doesn't require a permit. However, if your property is situated within the Mount Royal Heritage Site, prior authorization from the borough is mandatory.
For more extensive work, such as replacing over 25% of the siding on an exterior wall or changing the material, obtaining a permit is a must.
Materials to Avoid
Certain materials are not allowed for exterior siding, including:
- Plastic films or similar roll sidings
- Tar papers, mineralized, vinyl, or similar papers
- Particleboard panels or other materials not suited for exterior use or that appear unfinished
- Glass, mirrors, and any other material reflecting more than 20% of daylight over more than 5% of a facade's surface, including openings
- Asphalt shingles, with the exception of copings
- Treated wood that's visible from an adjacent public road, unless it's covered with opaque stain or paint
Associated Permit Costs
The fees related to permit applications depend on the estimated cost of the work:
- $9.80 for every $1,000 of the projected work
- A minimum of $157 for buildings solely for residential use
- A minimum of $462 for commercial, industrial, institutional, or mixed-use buildings
It's crucial to include all costs related to the work, including taxes. Additional fees might be applicable if your building is in a heritage area or if it's subject to specific architectural norms.
To process your request, the following documents are necessary:
- A detailed cost estimate, including taxes
- A location certificate
- Recent color photos of the facades of adjacent properties
- Recent color photos of the facades impacted by the work
- Any other document deemed necessary for the evaluation of the request
If the work is being carried out in a condominium, a letter of authorization from each owner or a resolution from the condominium board is required. If you're acting as a representative, a power of attorney is also necessary.
At Masonry Montreal, we're committed to providing you with the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding the regulations of the Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough. If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We're here to help you navigate these regulations and ensure your masonry projects are executed in compliance with current standards.
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 By-laws of the Borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.