The search engine locates buildings in: -the flood zone (0-20 years); -the flood zone (20-100 years); and -outside those zones.
It also provides information about: -the applicable by-laws; -permitted and prohibited work; and -required documents.
The permit application and other forms to be filled out are also available through the Web site.
Other mechanisms have also been set in place to accelerate the process: -a dedicated team of the Service de l'urbanisme et du développement durable has been assigned to process the applications; -building permits and certificates of authorization are free for the flood victims until September 1, 2018; and -meetings of the Comité consultatif d'urbanisme and the Municipal Council will be scheduled as required.
In order to avoid lineups, it is best not to go to a service centre to apply for a permit. The Web site and 311 remain the best options for the flood victims.
It is important to remember that Gatineau issues permits for construction work. For financial assistance with the work, call Québec's ministère de la Sécurité publique. For information, go to www.securitepublique.gouv.qc.ca/…
“Gatineau is doing everything possible to facilitate and accelerate the issuance of building permits for the flood victims. To find out whether they are eligible for financial assistance from the provincial government, affected residents should contact the Government of Québec,” indicated Gatineau Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin.
“The characteristics for each zone were established by the provincial government. Any work done in the floodplain also falls under provincial policies,” pointed out Municipal Councillor and Chair of the Comité consultatif d'urbanisme, Richard M. Bégin.