A permit is not required to carry out some maintenance, repair or replacement work that does not have an impact on public safety. If your building is a heritage, other regulations might apply.
The exceptions are described on the following link:
Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Anjou, Côte-des-Neiges, NDG, LaSalle, Lachine, Plateau Mont-Royal, Sud-Ouest, Ile Bizard, Ste-Geneviève, Mercier, Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Montréal-Nord, Outremont, Pierrefonds-Roxboro, Rivière-des-Prairies, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Rosemont-La Petite Patrie, Saint-Laurent, Saint-Léonard, Verdun, Ville-Marie, Villeray, St-Michel and Parc Extension.
The first step is to contact the city to get information about your project and visit your cities website to find out if you need a permit.
Here is the list of Work that DOESN'T REQUIRE a permit:
1- Replacement of kitchen of bathroom cupboards, sinks, taps and bathrooms
2- Interior doors in a dwelling unit, except if located in a fire separation
3- Electrical heating system or natural gas
4- Exterior facing: Occasional repairs or maintenance
5- Roofing: Replace a flat roof membrane
6- Foundation and Foundation drains
7- Heat pump and air conditioners
10- Sheds and dependencies
11- Parking spaces
12- Balconies, stairs and decks
12- Pools, whirlpool baths and hot tubs
While the work described above may be carried out without a permit, the applicable regulations in force must be observed. Otherwise, you will be subject to a fine.
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