Information requests and building permit applications

The following are the steps to follow in order to facilitate access to information and processing of applications for building permits and certificates of authorization (for demolition). In order to avoid long wait lines, please do not go to a service centre.

Please note that there is no deadline for applying for a building permit connected to the floods.

Step 1

Enter the full address of the damaged property in the search engine below. You will obtain the following information about the property:

  • the flood zone in which your property is located (0-20 years, 20-100 years) and what type of work is permitted and prohibited;
  • the documents that must accompany an application for a building permit or a demolition permit;
  • the type of work requiring approval by the Municipal Council if the property is located in the Jacques-Cartier/Saint-Jean-Baptiste heritage site, in a village sector or in a redevelopment sector, and the documents that must accompany an application for approval;
  • specific requirements in case a property is located in a permanent agricultural zone; and
  • the different application forms.

Step 2

Make an appointment with a representative by sending an e-mail to sudd.inondations@gatineau.ca.

You can also call 311 and indicate that you would like to receive information about a permit application for a property damaged in the flooding. Specify the property address, and provide your contact information (home phone, office phone or mobile). A Service de l'urbanisme et du développement durable representative will contact you.

Step 3

Bring the following documents to your appointment:

  • damage assessment report by the ministère de la Sécurité publique du Québec;
  • proposal for compensation by the ministère de la Sécurité publique du Québec;
  • any other report concerning the property, such an expert structural condition assessment if you have one;
  • the documents and forms that must accompany an application for a building permit or a demolition certificate; and
  • the documents and forms that must accompany an application for approval of work in the Jacques-Cartier/Saint-Jean-Baptiste heritage site or a village or redevelopment sector, if applicable.

Step 4

The Service de l'urbanisme et du développement durable will review your application. At the meeting, a representative will let you know how long it should take to issue a permit. The application can only be processed if all of the required documents have been submitted.

Step 5

Issuance of the permit.

If the work requires Municipal Council approval, the building permit can only be issued once the Municipal Council resolution has been passed. However, we have arranged for an accelerated process for such applications.

All work must comply with the applicable urban planning by-laws.

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