Urban Planning By-Laws

Urban Plan (in French only)
  • Urban Plan is By-Law amending the Urban Planning By-Law number 114-1 as amended, in order to address the issues related to the availability of drinking water on the territory, in order to identify specific orientations and actions related to these issues (DRAFT)
  • Urban Plan is a planning document that lays down the guidelines for the spatial and physical organization of a municipality, while presenting a broad picture of the development of its territory. (administrative version)

Urban Planning Maps:

Zoning By-Law (in French only)
  • Zoning By-Law amending Zoning By-law Number 115-2, as amended, to modify the applicable areas for accessory buildings
  • Zoning By-Law allows the following actions (administrative version):
  • To divide the territory into zones;
  • To prohibit or authorize construction and uses in each of the zones according to the land use policy in force or the intended vocation of the project.
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Zoning plans :


Other Municipal Urban Planning By-Laws (in French only)
  • Subdivision By-Law amending Subdivision By-Law number 116-1 as amended, in order to add article 2.11
  • Subdivision By-Law translates in regulatory terms the concerns which aim to structure and organize the land and the definition of standards as well as the conditions to be met when subdividing and identifying land. (administrative version)
  • Building By-Law controls the quality, durability, and safety of a building’s structure. (administrative version)
  • Minor Exemptions By-Law provides for an exception whereby the council may authorize the performance or projected work or the regularization of work in progress or completed work when the work does not satisfy all provisions of the zoning or subdivision By-Laws.
    All provisions in the zoning and subdivision By-Laws may be subject to minor exemptions except where they concern:
  • Usage;
  • Net density of housing units per acre;
  • Floor area ratio;
  • Works permitted on the shoreline, littoral and in the flood-risk areas;
  • Protected rights;
  • Zones where land use is subject to specific constraints for public safety reasons;
  • Construction and prohibited types of construction;
  • Authorized exterior cladding materials.
  • Comprehensive Development Programs By-Law in one part of the Mountain sector and on the site occupied by the old Filtex factory. Projects submitted for these sectors must meet certain criteria and go through an approval process that involves amending the urban planning by-laws.
  • Conditional Uses By-Law introduces flexibility into a By-Law which allows for the implantation, following an evaluation procedure, of uses that are acceptable for the population and compatible with the environment without the need to change the regulation each time.
  • Outdoor Lighting By-Law controls the type of lighting installed on private properties to maintain Sutton’s natural landscape features and to limit the intrusive lighting on neighboring property.
  • Permits and Certificates By-Law amending By-Law regarding permits and certificates number 251 as amended to bring paragraphs (9) and (10) of section 52 into line with the Architects Act and to clarify the acquired rights referred to in paragraph (10) of section 53. (DRAFT)
  • Permits and Certificates By-Law modifying the By-Law regarding permits and certificates number 251 as amended to add elements to the required information and documents, and to clarify paragraph (10) of article 53.
  • Permits and Certificates By-Law establishes the administrative procedures that regulate permits and certificates and authorizes the realization of projects covered by urban planning By-Laws. (administrative version)
  • Annex 1
  • Annex 2
  • Demolition By-Law forbids the demolition of certain buildings, unless the owner has previously obtained an authorization to that effect from the demolition committee. (administrative version)
Interim control By-Law (in French only)