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Demolition Certificate Application

Please find below the form to fill in for your demolition application:

Demolition Application Form

Details of this application are given in the following section:

What is Considered a Demolition?

A demolition means:

  1. razing, knocking down, altering, or otherwise destroying more than fifty per cent (50%) of the gross exterior volume, above ground, of any building on whatever foundation;
  2. razing, knocking down, altering, or otherwise destroying more than forty per cent (40%) of the area of the exterior walls of any building; 
  3. razing, knocking down, altering, or otherwise destroying more than fifty per cent (50%) of the surface area, in plan view, of the roof of any building.

Required Documents

The required documents are:

  • Application form;
  • Proxy, if applicable;
  • Pictures of the four (4) existing facades;
  • Preliminary presentation of the reuse of the land (Implantation plan, the four (4) elevations and 3D perspectives of the new project);
  • Report(s) of the professionals (ex: engineer, architect, etc.);
  • Quote of the construction cost of demolition and reconstruction;
  • Schedule of demolition and construction work;
  • Proof of civil liability insurance;
  • All other relevant documents.

Conditions for Issuing a Demolition Authorization

No demolition authorization may be issued before:

  • the expiry of the thirty-day (30) appeal period as provided for in this by-law, or if an appeal has been filed under this clause, until Council has rendered a decision authorizing the issuing of such a permit;
  • final approval from the Planning Advisory Committee (CCU) and from Council, of the drawings for the work, and of all materials for the exterior cladding, all confirmed by a building or renovation permit;
  • the Town has received a monetary guarantee*.
    *The reconstruction and renovation work for the building must be completed by the expiry date of the timeframe set by the Committee; failing this, the Town may confiscate the monetary guarantee. This work will be considered completed when the following two conditions are met:
    • the exterior cladding work on the building is totally complete, including openings and the roof;
    • landscaping of the yards is complete.

Costs and Fees

When the applicant for the demolition certificate submits his application, it must be accompanied by 

  1. A payment of $15,000 to cover the cost of examining the application, the inspection report and the cost of publishing the public notice as stipulated in this by-law.
  2. The contribution for the purposes of parks, playgrounds and natural spaces required under the Subdivision By-law.

If the new building is located within a zone requiring that we charge transportation dues for the Réseau électrique métropolitain (French only), these dues must be paid in full at the time of the issue of the permit(s) and by bank draft.


Anyone who demolishes a building, or has it demolished, without a demolition certificate, or counter to the conditions for the demolition certificate, is liable to a minimum fine of $10,000 and a maximum fine of $250,000.

By-law Governing the Demolition of Immovables

The By-law No. 1435 Governing the Demolition of Immovables details all the steps in obtaining your demolition permit and explains the path your application will follow.