FAQ about Building and Renovation Permits

Through the Town Planning and Permits Division of the Urban Planning and Municipal Patrol Department. However, only the property owner can obtain a copy of the plans for a small fee.
By submitting a request to the Town Planning and Permits Division. In the case of a new construction, following the council's approval of the project but prior to the issuance of the building permit, two copies of the complete plans signed and stamped by an architect, an engineer or any person authorized to do so by law along with a copy of the certificate of location must be submitted for approval before a building permit is issued. For all other projects such as building a fence or resurfacing a parking area, certain documents must be submitted. The Division's staff can provide information on the documents required and the cost of the various permits.
All projects for a new construction or an addition to an existing house must be approved by the City Council. First, a building plan of the project, drawn to scale, and a site plan must be submitted to the Town Planning and Permits Division which will forward them to the Planning Advisory Committee. This committee will then make recommendations to the City Council for the approval or rejection of the project. If the project is approved, the Town Planning and Permits Division may issue a permit.
Certain indoor and outdoor projects require a permit issued by the Town Planning and Permits Division of the Urban Planning and Municipal Patrol Department. We therefore strongly recommend that you contact this department before undertaking a project. For example, a permit is required for the installation of a fence, porch, heat pump, tool shed or pool.