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  Temporary Car Shelter

A regulation...

Why?

In order to allow those which wish to profit from a temporary car shelter on their property, while respecting the security of all, the City of Laval established a regulation relating to the placement of such shelters and the period which they are allowed.

This regulation relates exclusively to garages and temporary car shelters and also on materials allowed, the placement and the authorized period.

The purpose of this information, is to guide you so that you can easily conform to the regulation in force.

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The period permitted

A temporary car shelter is permitted November fifteen (15) to April first (1st). However, the installation and disassembling are tolerated fifteen (15) days preceding or following the obligatory dates when the temperature is a factor.

The materials

The only materials allowed for the temporary car shelter is fiberglass, fabric, or any other material approved by the City.

The placement

The temporary car shelter must be set up by having an access path to the exterior or interior parking (garage).

Implementation

The minimum distance between a temporary car shelter and a public road is established as follows:

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1.  When there is not pavement, nor street borders, the minimum distance between a car shelter and the asphalt of the street is ten (10) feet. (see illustration 1). 

2.  When there is a border on the street and there is no sidewalk, the minimum distance between a car shelter and the edge of the street is five (5) feet. (see illustration 2).
3.  When there is a sidewalk and a strip of grass before the border, the minimum distance between the car shelter and the sidewalk is two (2) feet. (see illustration 3).
4.  When there is only a sidewalk, the minimum distance between a car shelter and the sidewalk is two (2) feet. (see illustration 4).

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This is not an official English translation. This text is an extract from the regulation L-2000  and is published for consultation purposes only. This information does not replace the dispositions in the official regulations from the City of Laval.