Application for a Permit or Certificate

To avoid delaying your project, prepare in advance! If you have a project planned for the summer, start your steps in the spring.

TO SPEED UP AND EASE THE PROCESS, we are now asking you to send us all your documents scanned and by email. If you have no choice but to submit them on paper, the format must not exceed 11 x 17 inches. Thank you for your collaboration.

Please note that the urban planning department has a 20 working day time limit to issue a permit, which means 4 weeks to process the files.

However, this time limit does not apply to files that must be analyzed and recommended by the advisory committee of urban planning and sustainable development (CCUDD) and approved by Town Council, such as in the case, for example, the approval of a site planning and architectural integration program (SPAIP), a minor exemption or a specific construction project, a request to modify or occupy a building (PPCMOI) or a request for authorization from the demolition committee.

In these cases, the issuance of the permit or certificate of authorization may require an additional delay of one to six months.

Always make sure you have all the required information with you when you make your request. Consult the list of required documents for more information.

Make an appointment with the Urban Planning and Land-Use Department before you come to the town hall to ensure that you can meet with us!

Application forms

PDF documents (to be printed and filled out)

List of required documents

Informations and documents required to deposit a request:

Do not hesitate to contact the Urban Planning and Land-Use Department for more information about the documents and plans you must provide.

Sample power of attorney form

Public register of contaminated land

Pursuant to section 31.68 of the Loi sur la qualité de l’environnement, the Town of Sutton is required to maintain an up-to-date public register of contaminated lands on its territory:

31.68. Every municipality must, on the basis of the notices entered in the land register pursuant to sections 31.44, 31.47, 31.58 and 31.59, establish and keep up to date a list of the contaminated lands situated within its territory; this obligation also applies, with the necessary modifications, to any body which, pursuant to the provisions of the second paragraph of section 31.47 or the third paragraph of section 31.58, receives from the Minister a copy of one of the documents referred to in those provisions. The information contained in this list is public.

 The issuance by the municipality of building or subdivision permits for land on this list is subject to the conditions set out in sections 120 and 121 of the Loi sur l’aménagement et l’urbanisme (chapter A-19.1):

...In addition, if the land covered by the building or subdivision permit application is registered on the list of contaminated land compiled by the municipality under section 31.68 of the Loi sur la qualité de l’environnement (chapter Q-2) and is the subject of a rehabilitation plan approved by the ministre du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et des Parcs under Division IV of Chapter IV of Title I of this Act, or of a declaration of conformity under section 2. 4 of the Règlement sur la protection et la réhabilitation des terrains (chapter Q-2, r. 37), the permit may only be issued if the application is accompanied by a report signed by a professional within the meaning of section 31.42 of this Act establishing that the project for which the permit is requested or the proposed operation is compatible with the provisions of the rehabilitation plan or declaration of conformity.

Special authorization required for work near the pipeline

The Canada Energy Regulator Pipeline Damage Prevention Regulations require the following activities to be approved by the company operating the system:

  • Digging or working the soil within the prescribed 30 m zone on either side of the center line of the pipeline.
  • Constructing of landscaping above, below or along the right-of-way of a pipeline. For example :
    • putting up a fence,
    • carrying out landscaping,
    • planting a tree,
    • installing a shed or a swimming pool,
    • enlarging your house,
    • building a garage, etc.
  • Driving on or crossing the pipeline with a vehicle or mobile equipment

For more information, contact Pipe-lines Montréal Ltée: 514 645-8797

Consult the following pamphlet on precautions to take when carrying out work near pipelines (in French only)

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