Construction permit for businesses and merchants

No project calling for the construction, transformation, repair, or expansion of a building, or an addition thereto can be carried out with first obtaining a construction permit.

A construction permit is required for any renovation to a building, or construction, if the cost of the work exceeds $1,500.

Regardless of the cost of the work, a permit is required for the removal or construction of walls, partitions, portions of walls or partitions, the removal or sectioning of beams, joists or other supports, for the removal, moving or blocking of stairs, exits or walls, or any change to existing exterior materials.

Any construction likely to alter the water regime, hinder the free flow of water during flood periods, disturb wildlife and plant habitats, imperil the safety of persons or property, or is located in a floodplain, is prohibited without a construction permit.

Furthermore, any construction that is likely to destroy or alter riverbank vegetation, expose the soil, affect the stability of, or encroach on the littoral zone, is prohibited without a construction permit. (By-law 808 – Permits and certificates, article 27)

How to obtain a new construction permit

For information regarding the construction of a new commercial building, please contact the Town of Rosemère’s Permits and Inspections Department. The Town of Rosemère’s urban planning by-laws are available upon request by email at:

You can download "Permit application - Documents required" at the left of this page. 

How to obtain a renovation permit

To obtain a permit for the renovation or refitting of commercial premises, take note of current municipal by-laws, attach the required documents along with the fee for payment of the permit, submitting your entire file to the Urban Planning, Permits and Inspections Department.

In addition to complying with current municipal by-laws, the work must comply with the Architects Act and Engineers Act.

Fee: the cost of a renovation permit is set at $50 for the first $5,000 of the cost of the work, plus $4 for each additional $1,000 of work (maximum cost of a permit is $5,000).
You can download "Permit application - Documents required" at the left of this page. 

*Payment by cheque, cash, credit card (Visa, MasterCard) or debit card.


The objectives and criteria of the Site Planning and Architectural Integration Program (SPAIP) apply to all commercial uses when applying for a permit for a new construction, expansion, renovation altering the exterior appearance, or an addition to, or modification of an existing terrace.

Fee: the cost for studying a project subject to SPAIP criteria is $125.

*Payment by cheque, credit card (Visa, MasterCard) or debit card.

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