Forms and permits
Obtain port passes and permits for handling hazardous materials, burning and welding, parking, occupancy, security and laying up of vessels.
The owner or the individual responsible for a vessel must send the Montreal Port Authority (MPA) Harbour Master's Office the Pre-Arrival Notification form 96 hours prior to the vessel's expected arrival. The form can be emailed to:
Follow the instructions for obtaining a port pass :
Complete the port pass request form: DIRECTIVES
An Organisation to be conducting business in the port must fill out this form:
Fee to issue Port Indentification / Pass Card: view the Tariffs payable for various services rendered externally on the Services and fees page.
Application for transportation security clearance:
For more information, call: 514 283-0260
Dangerous Goods Permit
A permit is required before moving any dangerous goods in the port. The form must be completed by the person responsible for the vessel and emailed to:
To ask for a permit, fill out the following form: DANGEROUS GOODS PERMIT
See the list of dangerous goods under surveillance at : DANGEROUS GOODS UNDER SURVEILLANCE
See the applicable fees for dangerous goods permits : Tariffs payable for various services rendered externally on the Services and fees page.
For more information, call Dangerous Goods and Fire Prevention: 514 283-1505.
Burning and welding permits
Before any hot work is carried out on Montreal Port Authority property, a burning and welding permit application must be submitted to the Control Centre at: 514 283-7022.
See the applicable fees: view the Tariffs payable for various services rendered externally on the Services and fees page.
Permit for laying up a vessel
Instructions for an application for winter quarters:
A permit is required for any vessel moored at the Port of Montreal:
This form must be completed by the agent and returned to the Harbour Master’s Office as soon as possible :
For more information, consult :
See the applicable fees: view the Berthage and anchorage fees (Services and fees page).
To request a parking permit for a vehicle belonging to a tenant of the Cité du Havre building, please contact the Real Estate department at 514-283-7047.
To request a parking permit for a vehicle belonging to an employee of the Montreal Port Authority, please complete the Parking permit B form and contact 514-283-7039.
To request a parking permit at the Grand Quay, please contact the security station at: 514 283-1429 -
Permit of Occupancy
To request a permit of occupancy for open space or shed, please complete the form:
To request the presence of a security guard for a special event or handling operation at Sections 98 to 100, please call the Control Centre at 514-283-7022.