Outremont Borough Municipal Regulations and Permits on Masonry

Outremont Borough Municipal Regulations and Permits on Masonry

Everything You Need to Know About Masonry Regulations in Outremont, Montreal

A Comprehensive Explanation of Local Rules and Procedures

What Requires a Permit in Outremont?

If you live in the Outremont borough of Montreal, it's crucial to be aware of the local municipal regulations concerning masonry work. For example, even for minor repairs, such as repointing, you'll need a permit. Similarly, if you're planning to replace your exterior cladding with an identical material, obtaining a permit is mandatory.

Significant Repairs

For more substantial repairs where you change the type of cladding, not only will you need a permit, but you'll also require a Site Planning and Architectural Integration Plan (PIIA). This plan brings additional costs, delays, and necessitates further documentation.

Before You Begin

Before initiating any process, we strongly recommend that you visit the permit counter for preliminary consultations.

Costs of Permits

Pricing Based on the Cost of the Work

The analysis fees for your permit application are calculated based on the estimated total cost of the work. Specifically, you'll need to pay $9.80 per $1,000 of estimated work.

  • For an exclusively residential building: The minimum fee is $157.

  • For a commercial, industrial, institutional, or mixed-use building: The base fee is $462.

It's crucial to note that these costs must include all fees associated with the work, such as plans, labor, and equipment, including taxes.

Exceptions and Additional Fees

Additional fees may apply if your building is located in a heritage zone or is subject to specific architectural standards. These fees are non-refundable.

Required Documents

For your application to be complete, you will need to provide:

  • Cost estimate of the work, including taxes
  • Certificate of location
  • Recent color photographs of the facades of neighboring buildings
  • Color photographs of facades affected by the work
  • Material samples (both new and original)

In the Case of a Condominium

  • A letter of authorization from all co-owners or a resolution from the condominium association is needed.

If You Are an Agent

  • A power of attorney is required that grants you the authorization to act on behalf of the owner.


Being informed about the regulations in force in the Outremont borough of Montreal can greatly facilitate your procedures and save you from legal hassles. Feel free to contact us at Masonry Montreal for any questions or if you require masonry services in the Greater Montreal, Laval, Longueuil, South Shore, and North Shore regions.

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 Outremont 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.