Southwest : Permits and Regulations | Heat pump or air conditioning unit

Le Sud-Ouest: Permits and Regulations | Heat pump or air conditioning unit

Southwest: Get a permit to install a heat pump or air conditioning unit

Welcome dear residents of the Southwest borough! At AirGreen, we understand that each neighborhood has its unique features, and we are here to guide you through your heat pump or permanent air conditioning unit installation projects.

Installation Permit:

Before installing a permanent air conditioning unit or a heat pump, it is imperative to obtain a permit. This official document is crucial for legally commencing your installation works within the Southwest borough.

Permit Validity Duration:

The acquired permit is valid for a period of six months from its issuance date. Therefore, it is vital to undertake your installation works within this timeframe.

Placement Restrictions:

  • Front Yard Prohibited: The installation of heat pumps, generators, or air conditioning units in the front yard of your residence is strictly forbidden.

Notable Exceptions:

  • Removable and Small-Sized Devices: For removable air conditioning units or those of reduced dimensions (maximum 35 cm in width x 85 cm in length), there is no need to obtain a permit.
  • Placement Conditions: These devices must be installed while adhering to certain conditions:
    • They must be concealed either by material or a ventilation grid.
    • If the device is located on a balcony, it must be hidden by an opaque screen unless it is not visible from the street.
    • The device must be positioned at least 1.5 meters from each boundary of your property.
    • The height between the ground and the top of the device must not exceed 1.1 meters.
    • For all other placements, the device must be situated at least 3 meters from each property boundary.

Client Responsibility:

We would like to emphasize that the responsibility to adhere to these rules and obtain the necessary agreements from your neighbors falls on you, our valued clients. Although we are always available to provide advice and assistance, you must ensure the installation complies with the current regulations and the conditions outlined above, unless otherwise specified in our contract. AirGreen is your trusted partner, and we are here to guide you through each step of your project.

Need More Information?

For any questions or additional information regarding the installation permit, please do not hesitate to contact the permit counter of the Le Sud-Ouest borough.


At AirGreen, your satisfaction is our priority. We are committed to providing you with quality service while respecting the rules and regulations of the Southwest borough. Together, let's realize your projects with complete peace of mind and compliance!

For more information, please feel free to contact us. We are here to help!


This section has been prepared solely for the convenience of the reader and has no official or legal value. No warranty is offered as to the accuracy of the text. For all legal purposes, the reader should consult the official version of the by-law and each of its amendments or obtain a copy by contacting the City's clerk office.