Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève Borough Municipal Regulations and Permits on Masonry

Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève Borough Municipal Regulations and Permits on Masonry

Comprehensive Guide on Municipal Regulations for Masonry Work in the L'Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève District of Montreal

Masonry Montreal: Your Reliable Partner for All Your Masonry Projects

The Critical Importance of Understanding Local Rules

At Masonry Montreal, we are committed to guiding you through the regulatory maze of the L'Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève district to ensure that your masonry project is fully compliant.

Minor Work: No Worries, No Permit Required

For standard maintenance and minor repairs on an external wall, a permit is generally not needed, unless your building is classified as a heritage site.

Major Work: A Permit Is a Must

If you're considering large-scale renovations, such as replacing the external wall covering, acquiring a permit is imperative.

Material Selection: The Devil's in the Details

  • Brick
  • Stone, whether natural or artificial
  • Marble or Slate
  • Painted or Stained Wood
  • Concrete with architectural finish
  • Pre-painted aluminum, vinyl, or steel siding
  • Wooden shingles or beams
  • Stucco
  • Acrylic
  • Glass, curtain wall of glass
  • Pre-painted metal panel
  • Fiber cement siding or panel

For agricultural buildings, additional materials like enameled metal and polyethylene are also allowed.

Materials to Avoid

It's crucial to note that certain materials are strictly forbidden. These include wooden, aluminum, vinyl, steel, and masonite sidings exceeding 130 millimeters in width, non-terra cotta or non-enameled brick, and other specific materials.

Permit Pricing: What You Need to Know

The fees associated with the permit depend on the total estimated cost of the project. The rate is $9.80 per $1,000 chunk of work. Minimum fees are $157 for residential buildings and $462 for commercial, industrial, or mixed-use buildings. These fees are non-refundable.

Administrative Procedures: Required Documents

To validate your permit application, you'll need to provide:

  • A detailed estimate, including all taxes
  • A certificate of location
  • Recent color photos of the affected facades and neighboring buildings
  • Any other document deemed necessary for the assessment of your file

Special Cases: Condominiums and Authorized Agents

If your project involves a condominium, a letter of authorization from each co-owner or a resolution from the condominium association is required. If you are acting as an authorized agent, a power of attorney authorizing you to act on behalf of the owner is necessary.


Adhering to local regulations is a key element for the success of your masonry project in the L'Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève district. Masonry Montreal is at your side to assist you at every step of your project, from material selection to obtaining the necessary permits, all while ensuring compliance with current laws. We invite you to contact us for any questions or to plan your masonry 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 Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève 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.