Any work required on homes hit by the flood is exempt from the fees for building permits and authorization certificates. This measure will enable property owners to save on the non-refundable portion of the fees for permits and certificates under the Government of Quebec's Programme général d'indemnisation et d'aide financière lors de sinistres réels ou imminents.
However, although the fees are waived, property owners are still required to apply for a building permit and authorization certificate. A building permit is required for any work involving labour and materials costing more than $10,000. A permit is also required, regardless of cost, for work involving the foundation, the structure or the interior walls, increasing the total surface area of the building, the fire separation, the sprinklers, the fire detection and protection systems, covering up or adding a window, replacing cladding materials, and installing drinking water supply systems and wastewater treatment systems (wells and septic tanks).
Enter the address of the flooded property into the search engine below. You will obtain the following information about the property:
Did you find everything you were looking for in Step 1 to prepare your building permit or authorization certificate application? If so, once you have a scanned copy of the required documents, you are ready to apply online.
Set up an appointment online with a representative.
You can also call 819-243-2345, extension 2211 to set up an appointment.
Call 311 if you need additional information about a permit application for a property damaged by the flood. If you have already applied for an appointment or a permit online, provide the case number you were given or the address of the property. An agent will update you on the status of your application.
Take the following documents with you to your appointment:
The Service de l'urbanisme et du développement durable will review your application. At your appointment, the representative will let you know when you can expect the permit or certificate to be ready for you. Your application will not be processed if any of the documents are missing.
Issuance of the permit or certificate.
If you filed your application online, you can track your application through the following link:
If the work requires Municipal Council approval, your building permit will only be issued once the resolution has been passed by the Municipal Council. However, we have set up an accelerated processing system for these applications.
The work must comply with the applicable urban planning by-laws.