Le Sud-Ouest Borough Municipal Regulations and Permits on Masonry

Le Sud-Ouest Borough Municipal Regulations and Permits on Masonry

Guide on Municipal Regulations Regarding Masonry Work in Montreal's Le Sud-Ouest District

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Why Understanding Local Regulations is Crucial

At Masonry Montreal, we pride ourselves on guiding you through the intricacies of the municipal regulations in the Le Sud-Ouest district, ensuring your masonry project is fully compliant.

Minor Repairs: No Permit, No Worries

In the Le Sud-Ouest district, routine maintenance and minor repairs to exterior wall coverings generally don't require a permit unless the building has heritage status.

Major Repairs: Permit Acquisition is Mandatory

For more significant renovations, such as replacing over 50% of the exterior wall covering or for buildings classified as heritage, acquiring a permit is compulsory.

Material Selection: The Devil is in the Details

For buildings located in an area of interest that are visible from public roads, the choice of materials should harmonize with the original exterior covering and the surrounding environment. For instance, clay bricks with a fine-grain texture and color matching the dominant hue in the area are favored.

Materials to Avoid

It is also important to note that certain materials are strictly prohibited, such as plastic films, particle boards, asphalt shingles, and any other materials not conforming to the architectural standards of the district.

Permit Pricing: What You Need to Know

The fees associated with acquiring a permit depend on the estimated total cost of the project. They are set at $9.80 per $1,000 of work. Moreover, the minimum fees are $157 for a residential building and $462 for a commercial, industrial, or mixed-use building. These fees are non-refundable.

Administrative Procedures: Required Documents

For processing your permit application, you will need to provide:

  • A detailed quote including all taxes
  • A location certificate
  • Recent color photos of the affected facades and neighboring buildings
  • Any other documents deemed relevant for the review of your application

Special Cases: Condominiums and Proxy Holders

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


Compliance with local rules and regulations is a key element for the success of your masonry project in the Le Sud-Ouest district. Masonry Montreal stands by your side to assist you in every step of your project, from material choice to acquiring the necessary permits, while ensuring adherence to current laws. We invite you to contact us with any questions or to schedule 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 Le Sud-Ouest 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.