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Renovations that may not require a permit in Outremont

Updated: Dec 3, 2021

When you think of a renovation in Outremont, you should always think about obtaining a permit before starting.

It is necessary to obtain a permit before undertaking any construction work, interior or exterior renovations or the demolition of a building. By issuing a permit, the city can verify that the work complies with the regulations in force in order to ensure public safety and quality of life.

The first step is to contact the city for information about your project and visit your city's website to find out if you need a permit.

No permit is required to perform certain minor maintenance, minor repair or simple replacement work that does not affect public safety, structure or otherwise. If your building is part of the heritage, other regulations may apply.

It is important to contact the City of Outremont before undertaking ANY WORK, in order to be certain of what you have started is really part of this list: City of Outremont

1- Replacement of the kitchen, bathroom cabinets, sinks, faucets and bathrooms, if this does not affect the gypsum;

2- Interior doors in a dwelling, except if they are located in a fire separation, without touching the walls;

3- Electric or natural gas heating system, if you do not make any holes in the walls;

4- Changing and updating sealants / silicone inside a home

5- The installation of a whirlpool or thermal bath, which must have less than 2000 liters (SPA only);

6- Minor Plumbing Work, without opening walls;

7- Minor Electricity Works, without opening walls;

8- Minor housekeeping work (mowing the lawn, planting seasonal flowers, etc.);


Although the work described above may be carried out without authorization, the applicable regulations must be observed. Otherwise, you will be liable to a fine. It is also important to visit the website to see the applicable exceptions. MORE HELP Finding our way through all of this information can sometimes be overwhelming. The general contractor can also help you navigate this labyrinth for your renovations in Outremont. Lineaire General Contractor has more than 25 years of experience in the field and can guide you through all the stages, no matter in which neighborhood you live. Visit their website and call them to start your project. or 514-686-0661

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