Municipal by-laws

This page contains a list of most often requested municipal By-law.

While we strive to update the municipal by-laws as often as possible, some discrepancies may occur. Please note that in such a case, the official document always takes precedence.

If the needed by-law does not appear within the list below, you may submit a request at anytime by sending an email to



By-law concerning animals within the limits of the Municipality of Chelsea (21-RM-02) (French only)

To learn more about what pets are allowed and how to keep them, visit our Domestic animals page.


Only one garage sale is permitted each year per property for a maximum of two days.

No permit is required.

By-law concerning pesticides (621-04) (French only)

Also visit our​​​​​​ Pesticides page

The Municipality of Chelsea is waiting for the provincial bill to be passed so we can update our bylaws accordingly. This will give us a more restrictive regulatory framework for short-term accommodations and provide penalties for owners who persist with unauthorized accommodation services.

There has been essentially no progress since the article in the summer 2020 issue of the Chelsea Express. 

In the meantime, Chelsea residents can keep up on developments in the government’s approach by checking the Government of Québec website.

Temporary carports and plastic garages are permitted between October 15 and April 15. No permit is required.

For details on margins or other matters, you can consult the Zoning By-law or contact our permit agent at 819-827-6214.

Within the Municipality of Chelsea, it is prohibited to cut trees with a trunk’s diameter greater than 10 cm measured at 30 cm from ground level, except in certain circumstances.

For details, consult our “Trees” page.

Règlement 1189-21 établissant les mesures favorisant l'économie de l'eau potable (French only)



When it is not raining, manual watering of a vegetable garden, garden, flower box, planter, flowerbed border, tree or shrub is always permitted, except on mondays.


From May 1st to October 15: 

  • Monday: watering, filling a pool or spa and washing a vehicle or building is prohibited at all times.
  • Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays: mechanical watering is permitted between 3:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. for buildings with even-numbered addresses, when it is not raining.
  • Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays: mechanical watering is permitted between 3:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. for buildings with odd-numbered addresses, when it is not raining.

In addition, the certificate of authorization for watering a new lawn or turf allows residents who have requested it to water for a maximum of 2 hours per day for a period of 15 days only.

It is prohibited to use watering equipment in such a way that water flows into the street or onto neighbouring properties.


The information on this page does not replace the official regulations of the Municipality of Chelsea. In the event of any discrepancy between the official text and the information published on the website, the official text shall always prevail.


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