Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles Borough Municipal Regulations and Permits on Masonry

Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles Borough Municipal Regulations and Permits on Masonry

Masonry Montreal: Everything You Need to Know About the Regulations of the Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles District

Essential Guidelines for Masonry Work

At Masonry Montreal, we understand the importance of adhering to municipal guidelines when it comes to masonry work. Here's a comprehensive guide to help you navigate the regulations of the Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles district.

Maintenance and Minor Repairs

When it comes to routine maintenance or minor repairs on the exterior cladding of your building, you can breathe easy. Indeed:

  • No permit required: For tasks such as sealing joints, replacing a few bricks, or even stripping and painting wood, no permit is needed.

Complete Exterior Cladding Replacement

If you're considering a full replacement of your building's exterior cladding, here's what you need to know:

  • Mandatory permit: A permit is required for this type of work.
  • Specific standards: Depending on the location, type, and use of your building, standards may vary. For instance, any change to a semi-detached building requires a Site Planning and Architectural Integration Program (PIIA).
  • Fees and deadlines: Expect additional fees, waiting periods, and necessary documentation. It's recommended to consult the permit counter before starting your work.

Materials to Avoid

Choosing the right materials for your project is crucial. Here's a list of materials that the city prohibits for exterior cladding:

  • Stone or brick imitations made of paper or cardboard.
  • Tarred papers or similar.
  • Mixed used materials for the same part of a building.
  • Materials in poor condition, even partially.
  • Non-decorative concrete blocks.
  • Non-decorative or untreated sheets.
  • Plywoods or particle boards.
  • Various insulators.
  • Asphalt shingles (except for certain roofs).
  • Polyethylene, except for greenhouses.
  • Fiberglass panels.
  • Materials reflecting more than 20% of light over more than 5% of a facade's surface.

Associated Permit Costs

Permit fees depend on the estimated cost of your work:

  • Pricing: You will be charged $9.80 for every $1,000 of work.
  • Minimum fees:
    • $157 for residential buildings.
    • $462 for commercial, industrial, institutional, or mixed-use buildings.

It's essential to include all associated costs in your project, including taxes. Additional fees may apply for heritage buildings or areas.

Required Documents

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

  • A cost estimate, including taxes.
  • A location certificate.
  • Any other relevant document.

If the work involves a condominium, an authorization letter from all co-owners or a resolution from the union is necessary. If you're acting as a representative, a power of attorney is required.

In conclusion, at Masonry Montreal, we are committed to providing you with all the necessary information to ensure your masonry projects run smoothly. Adhering to municipal regulations is crucial to ensure the safety and quality of your 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 Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles 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.