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