A building permit is required for the construction of a new principal building or for the renovation of an existing principal building.
A building permit is required for any works where costs before taxes exceed $10,000, including labour and construction materials.
A building permit is required regardless of the costs for the following works:
A building permit must be issued if the works to be carried out require one. Failure to obtain a building permit can result in significant costs, penalties and other unfortunate consequences.
Applicable fees are listed at section 104 of the Urban Planning Administrative Bylaw 501-2005 (only available in French).
Special conditions may apply. If this occurs, the Urban Planning and Sustainable Development Department will inform you.
Once the analysis of your request has been completed and all requirements have been met, you or your representative will be invited by phone or email to come and collect your building permit at the Urban Planning and Sustainable Development Service Centre where the request was submitted. The building permit will be issued on condition that all applicable fees have been paid. You can begin works only once the building permit has been issued.
To contact the Urban Planning and Sustainable Development Department:
By phone: 819 243-2345, extension 2335
Recognized for its quality of life, Gatineau is a city of 285,000 inhabitants. It is located on the north shore of the Ottawa River, and extends east and west of the Gatineau River.