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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



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

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.

By-law to establish measures to promote the conservation of drinking water (934-05) (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.

Lawns, hedges, trees, shrubs or other plants may only be watered by a removable sprinkler or porous hose from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on subsequent days when it is not raining:

  • Even-numbered days for occupants of a building whose address is an even number;
  • Odd-numbered days for the occupants of a building whose address is an odd number.


However, it is possible to use a removable sprinkler, porous hose or automatic watering system for a new lawn, tree or shrub planting or landscaping for a period of 15 days for a maximum of 2 hours per day after seeding, planting or peat installation begins. To do so, you must obtain a permit from the Municipality.

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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