When should you ask for a permit?
You need a Municipal permit to carry out the following activities:
Building and Renovating
Prior to starting construction or renovation work, you must apply for a permit, which must be approved by the municipal inspector and could be submitted to the Town Planning and Heritage Committee. For any information regarding this type of permit, please contact the municipal inspector (from Tuesday through Friday).
- Change of use
- Moving a building
- Shore and littoral
- Major changes to a building
Cutting and Felling Trees
In order to preserve our natural heritage, before trimming or cutting down a tree, North Hatley residents should contact the municipal inspector (from Tuesday through Friday) by phone (819 842-2754) or email (email@example.com).
You are not permitted to cut a tree that is located 15 metres or less from the shore of the lake or the river.
Permits for Fires – IMPORTANT!
It is very important to obtain a fire permit by calling the Town Hall before starting an outdoor fire. The person responsible will give you a permit if the level of Fire Risk (as stated by SOPFEU) permits it. You can find this indicator on our main web page.
Here is the procedure to follow :
During the week
You must get authorization from the municipality by phoning the town hall. If a permit is granted, it is important to provide the following information :
- The address of the fire, as well as your name and phone number
- The purpose of the fire as well as its expected duration
Please note that the authorization is only good for that day and that a new permit request will have to be made for each subsequent day.
On the weekend
It is your responsibility to check if weather conditions are favourable before lighting a fire (wind factor, dryness, etc.). This information is available from Environment Canada at 819-564-5702.
If weather conditions allow for a fire, it is important to leave the following information on the answering machine of the municipality so that your permit will be registered :
- Your name, address and the address of the fire
- The date and time you are lighting the fire
- The reason you are lighting a fire
- Always have a hose near the fire
- Keep the fire under close supervision
- Make sure the smoke does not cause an inconvenience to neighbours
- Make sure the flames never exceed one metre (1 m) in height.
Anyone who wishes to hold a garage sale must obtain a permit, free of charge, at the Town Hall. You can hold a maximum of three garage sales per year.
It is very important to obtain a permit by calling the Town Hall before setting off any fireworks.