Time of day restrictions
You may not carry out any works in connection with the construction, reconstruction, alteration or repairing of any building or structure, at any place in the city, between 9 pm and 9 am on Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays, or between 9 pm and 7 am on all other days, unless you have permission from the city granted under special circumstances.
How to receive a construction permit
Here are the steps required to receive a building permit for a new construction of extension:
- Submit to Urban Planning a perspective and/or elevation of the proposed dwelling and a site plan
- The Planning Advisory Committee will review the request and recommend approval or rejection to City Council
- If City Council approves, you must submit to Urban Planning three copies of complete plans, signed and stamped by an architect, engineer, or any person allowed to do so by law
- A construction permit will be issued
For all other requests, such as an installation of a fence or repaving of a driveway, the deposit of certain documents will be necessary. Call Urban Planning to learn which ones are necessary and the costs of different permits.
You can request a copy of your house plans from the Urban Planning Division. However, only the owner can obtain a copy of the plans, provided that the architect who drew up the plans authorizes the city to transmit them to the owner. The city charges a minimum fee.