Planting a hedge

No permit required however you must comply with By-law requirements

Planting a hedge on your property requires neither a permit nor a certificate of authorization from the municipality. You must nevertheless ensure that you comply with the applicable provisions of the planning regulations in this respect, particularly regarding the allowable maximum height of a hedge planted on one's property and its maintenance.

Learn about the applicable regulations

In Kirkland, the Zoning By-law no. 90-58 sets out the rules applicable in this respect, particularly Article 5.3 which requires a visibility triangle to be kept free of any plants and Article 10.9 which determines the maximum allowable height for a hedge depending on its location.

Mandatory Maintenance

For safety reasons and in order not to affect visibility in the area, it is the responsibility of the owner, in accordance with Article 5.5d), to ensure that all hedges on his property are maintained regularly so that they never exceed the allowable height.


Always better to check in advance

The Urban Planning Department is responsible for ensuring compliance with the planning By-law and can help you better understand its requirements. The Department can be reached during regular business hours in person at the Town Hall's Urban Planning desk or by calling 514 694-4100 x3137. An information request can also be sent online through the Requests on Line system which can be accessed at any time through the Town's website.