Doing some renovation or construction work on your property? Want to put in a swimming pool or a garden shed in your yard? The first step is to obtain a permit from the Urban Planning Department.
See the table below to have an idea of the work requiring a permit.
|Changing the structure of a building
||New facilities and outdoor landscaping||Pool installation
|Enlargement||Permanent car shelter||In-ground pool|
|Fireplace and chimney||Fence||Above ground pool|
|Doors and windows||Garage||-|
|Various renovations||Low wall||-|
|Works on foundation||Patio||-|
Paving or parking entrance expansion
Works near watercourses
The purpose of obtaining a permit is to make sure your project adheres to all municipal by-laws. For every type of project, there are certain standards that must be met to ensure a harmonious urban environment. The inspector-technician’s job is to help you make your plans a reality.
The inspector-technician will ensure that your work meets all Town standards related to zoning, architecture, construction quality and environmental protection. He or she will also explain all the documents you need to complete your request for a permit.
If you start a project without a permit, you may receive a ticket. To avoid this situation, contact an inspector-technician right at the start.
Before you start work …
Before starting work, call the Town Hall to speak to an inspector-technician. If necessary, you can also make an appointment. Plan on at least two weeks to receive your permit.
Make an appointment: 514 453-8981, ext. 332 or 333, or firstname.lastname@example.org
When your permit is ready, you will be notified by phone or e-mail so that you can pick it up at Town Hall. You will also have to pay the associated fees at the taxation counter.
The inspector-technician will tell you how much the permit costs. Fees vary depending on the type of work.
During your project …
Post your permit in plain sight throughout the work period.
After work is completed …
When your project is completed, contact your inspector-technician again to notify him or her that the work is done.
Depending on the nature of your project, an inspection may be carried out to ensure it meets all requirements, especially when building or installing a swimming pool.
Is your neighbour’s grass too long? Is smoke from an outdoor fire disturbing you? Or is your neighbour making too much noise? You can file a complaint for non-compliance with municipal by-laws with the Urban Planning Department.
If you wish to make a complaint, call Town Hall and speak to an inspector-technician. Your complaint must be related to a municipal by-law.
Complaint follow-up process:
- After your complaint has been filed, the inspector-technician will inspect the situation on-site.
- If the inspector-technician finds that the by-law has indeed been broken, he or she will issue a first notice setting out a deadline by which the situation must be rectified.
- If the situation hasn’t changed by the deadline, the inspector-technician will issue a notice of violation and indicate a final deadline.
- If nothing has been done by the end of the final deadline, the inspector-technician will issue a ticket (a fine).
It is very important to distinguish between the role of the inspector-technician and that of the police. The inspector-technician is not a peace officer. Instead, he or she only ensures that municipal by-laws and urban development standards are respected.
If your complaint concerns a matter of peace, security or loitering, contact the Sûreté du Québec. Only the provincial police force has the authority to take action in these types of situations.
The Sûreté du Québec is also responsible for enforcing harmonized municipal by-laws, some of which are shared by the 23 municipalities in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM. They include, for example, the by-law on overnight parking.
Sûreté du Québec