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Urban Planning

The Demolition request process – How it works
Anyone wishing to demolish a building or a part of a building (33% or more of volume of the existing building) must obtain a  demolition permit. The person must apply in writing, supply information, plans and pictures to the City along with their name, address, what work they propose to do, their costs and duration.

The City designates an expert who prepares an inspection report on the condition of the building.  Once the file is complete, it is sent to the Demolition Committee within 10 days.  At that point, the City Clerk publishes a notice in the local paper, in English and French and a sign is posted in front on the property to be demolished. Then the population has their say.  Anyone opposed to the demolition can, within 10 days, object in writing to the City Clerk.  

The Demolition Committee holds a hearing and decides publicly within 30 days of receiving the request.  It considers the condition of the building, the deterioration of the architectural appearance, the aesthetic character, the quality of life in the neighbourhood, the cost of the restoration, the intended use of the land, the objections and any other relevant criterion.

It must approve the request, if it is in the public and parties best interest.  It may impose conditions, such as require the protection of certain parts of the building or site features.

The parties involved are notified of the decision but the permit is not issued for 30 days, which allows time for any appeal to Council.  The only exceptions are if the building is unsanitary or can no longer serve the purpose for which it was built.

All applications for a demolition permit for a main building must be submitted to the Demolition Committee. All applications must be accompanied by a preliminary plan on the re-use of the lot following demolition.

The Demolition Committee will decide on the application according to the criteria set out in Permits and Certificates By-Law BEAC-045.


 Procedure

 

The Demolition request process – How it works
registration formAnyone wishing to demolish a building or a part of a building (33% or more of volume of the existing building) must obtain a  demolition permit. The person must apply in writing, supply information, plans and pictures to the City along with their name, address, what work they propose to do, their costs and duration.

The City designates an expert who prepares an inspection report on the condition of the building.  Once the file is complete, it is sent to the Demolition Committee within 10 days.  At that point, the City Clerk publishes a notice in the local paper, in English and French and a sign is posted in front on the property to be demolished. Then the population has their say.  Anyone opposed to the demolition can, within 10 days, object in writing to the City Clerk.  

The Demolition Committee holds a hearing and decides publicly within 30 days of receiving the request.  It considers the condition of the building, the deterioration of the architectural appearance, the aesthetic character, the quality of life in the neighbourhood, the cost of the restoration, the intended use of the land, the objections and any other relevant criterion.

It must approve the request, if it is in the public and parties best interest.  It may impose conditions, such as require the protection of certain parts of the building or site features.

The parties involved are notified of the decision but the permit is not issued for 30 days, which allows time for any appeal to Council.  The only exceptions are if the building is unsanitary or can no longer serve the purpose for which it was built.

The process may take between 2 to 4 months following the date of application and receipt of the building condition report.


 

Minutes

 
Please consult the minutes of the Demolition Committee meetings held without the presence of the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic in accordance with the ministerial order 2020-029.
 
 

Minutes of the Demolition Committee meetings 2021

folder Minutes of the Demolition Committee meetings 2020

 
Zoning Map (Last update: January 2017)

 

Zoning Map

 

 


 
 
Character Area Map (SPAIP By-Law BEAC-098) (Last update: June 2015)

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Urban Planning By-Laws

 

In the Municipal By-Laws section, folder consult the regulations pertaining to Urban Planning .

Contact our urban planners and building inspectors to check if you need a permit before starting a construction or renovation project at 514 428-4430

 

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 New construction or extension permit

 

All new construction and any planned extension of a primary building used is subject to analysis under the Site planning and architectural integration program. The application will be reviewed by the Planning Advisory Committee and submitted to the City Council for decision.

Do not hesitate to contact the Urban Planning and Municipal Patrol Department at 514 428-4430.Our staff will inform you of the applicable standards and regulations.


Authorization Certificate 


Here is a list of some of the projects that require a permit or authorization certificate. There may be fees and guarantee deposits involved in obtaining a permit or certificate.

List of work requiring an authorization from the City

  • Construction of a main or accessory building for any use.
  • Modification of a main or accessory building for any use.
  • Displacement of a main or accessory building for any use.

checkMarksRepairs and maintenance can be performed without a building permit. “Repair” and “maintenance” mean the substitution of materials that are virtually identical in size and nature, other than the removal or construction of walls, partitions, portions of walls or partitions, the removal or cutting of beams, joists and other retaining devices, the removal, relocation of blocking of stairways, exits or windows and any other change in materials.

Certificate of permission to post
Installation, construction, expansion, reconstruction, alteration, relocation, or design of a poster, advertisement, banner, sign or awning.

Certificate of approval for building demolition
Demolition of a main building.

Certificate of occupancy

  • For commercial use.
  • Operation of a family-style resource or a residence for independent seniors.

Subdivision Permit
Conducting a cadastral activity.

 


Landscape contractors operating in Beaconsfield

 
registration formA permit is required for each road vehicle carrying out landscaping works within the territory of the City of Beaconsfield. A road vehicle is defined as a vehicle used for landscaping purposes that pulls (or not) a trailer and its contents.
 
To obtain this permit, you must file a written request with the Urban Planning and Municipal Patrol Department. You must fill out a request containing the following information and documents:
    • The surname, given name, address, telephone number and email address of the owner of any road vehicle to be used by a landscape contractor in the territory of the City
    • The trade mark, model, year and copy of the registration certificate of any road vehicle to be used by the landscape contractor in the territory of the City
    • Proof of insurance for each road vehicle
    • If necessary, a copy of the declaration of registration of the landscape contractor, in the register of sole proprietorships, partnerships and legal persons
    • If the landscape contractor is a legal person, the address of its head office and a copy of the incorporation documents of the said legal person
    • Proof of public liability insurance
    • The payment of $75 in cash or by certified cheque for each road vehicle to be used by the landscape contractor on the territory of the City.
    • Stickers must be affixed on the upper left corner of the rear window of the road vehicle concerned and must be visible from the street. 

    Please refer to By-Law BEAC-093 Pertaining to Landscaping Contractors

    Should we notice contravention to this by-law, statement of offence will be issued immediately. Any infraction is liable to a maximum fine of $2,000. 

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Zoning Map

 
Zoning Map (Last update: January 2018)
 
 
 

 


 
 
Character Area Map (SPAIP By-Law BEAC-098) (Last update: June 2015)

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Do I need a permit or an authorization certificate to do renovation or improvement work on my property? 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.

What is the procedure if I want to build a new house or an addition to an existing house? 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.

How do I obtain a building permit? 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.

How do I obtain the plans for my house? 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.