EXTERIOR RENOVATION

EXTERIOR RENOVATION

Refer to this section for renovations to the building envelope
or layout of the front or back yard

Refer to this section for renovations to the building envelope
or layout of the front or back yard

The Architectural Servitude is a set of rules established to maintain the distinctiveness and unique charm of Bois-Franc for the benefit of current and future owners.  It is recorded on each lot and published at the Bureau de la publicité des droits of the registration division of Montreal.

By following this servitude, the value of your property is protected.  By buying a property in Bois-Franc, owners agree to take part in maintaining the unique character of the district by being aware of their rights and obligations as residents.

You want to execute renovations to the exterior of your home of landscape in your front or back yard?  It is only possible to do so with a waiver to the architectural servitude provided by the APBF.

For any changes made to the exterior of you property, you must first present the renovation project to the APBF.  The compliance committee will make sure it meets the requirements of the architectural servitude registered on your property.

  • Windows and roofing replacement
  • Color change
  • Marquee of shed installation
  • Pool or spa installation
  • Relocation of an air conditioning compressor
  • Installation of a fence
  • Landscaping

PROCESS FOR AN EXEMPTION APPLICATION

  1. Sending the derogation application and payment
  2. Request processing
  3. Request evaluation by the compliance committee
  4. Delivery of the letter of authorization or refusal
  5. Visit of the compliance officer as the work is completed
  6. Presentation of the official exemption letter

The APBF receives a large number of exemption during the summer.  The demand processing time can not be estimated precisely.

Please fill out the form as soon as possible when planning renovations !

THE IMPORTANCE OF A WAIVER

If you do not make a waiver claim and that your property is found in violation of the requirements of the architectural servitude, you may be liable to a fine of $100 for each day the offense will last.

Also, when selling you home, the transaction may be delayed as the property would not meet the architectural servitude of the district.  You might then be forced to make the necessary adjustments to make your property compliant to the servitude.

Avoid any possible problems by getting your waiver application.

FORM TO FILL

In order for the Compliance Committee to assess you file, all information requested in this form is essential.  If some documents are missing, it may result in additional delays.

For any derogation request, a $150 fee is requested for non-members and $50 for members.  The amount reaches $500 in the case of a derogation request submitted after finding an infraction following an inspection.  If you are not a member yet and you want to inquire about it, please contact us at info@apboisfranc.ca.

IMPORTANT

IN AGREEMENT WITH THE DECISION-MAKING AUTHORITY, MAKE SURE WITH THE AOBF THAT YOUR REFECTION/LANDSCAPING PLANS MATCH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE BOIS-FRANC ARCHITECTURAL SERVITUDE, ALL THAT BEFORE APPLYING FOR THE LICENCE REQUIRED (IF APPLICABLE) AT THE BOROUGH OF SAINT-LAURENT.

Attach to the form :

  • The certificate of location and its accompanying map
  • A detailed plan with the measurements of the yard with all structures that are or will be present (can be hand-drawn)
  • For each structure, you must provide a sample of material with color to be used
  • Pictures of your current yard in 360 degree (4 points of view)

Please note that additional details of your projects may be requested by the compliance committee after the review of the case.

OWNER:

PROPRIÉTAIRE 2 (facultatif):

*CERTIFICATE OF LOCATION

*DETAILED PLAN WITH MEASUREMENTS OF THE YARD AND ALL THE STRUCTURES THAT ARE OR WILL BE PRESENT (CAN BE HAND DRAWNED)

*SAMPLE OF THE MATERIAL/COLOR USED

*360 PHOTOS OF THE YARD (PHOTO #1)

*360 PHOTOS OF THE YARD (PHOTO #2)

*360 PHOTOS OF THE YARD (PHOTO #3)

*360 PHOTOS OF THE YARD (PHOTO #4)

For payment using cheque or cash:

 

ONLINE PAYMENT:

Member

$51.80

non-member

$154.79

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