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Get Your Certificate of Location in Gatineau and Surrounding Areas

In the context of a real estate transaction, whether it is a sale or an acquisition, the production of certain documents produced by a professional is mandatory. This is notably the case of the certificate of location, which can be requested by the seller, the buyer, a notary, etc. This is a sort of "photograph" of the state of the property at the time of the transaction, in cadastral and legal terms. To assist you in the process, the team of surveyors at Michel Fortin A.G. Inc. will take care of your certificate of location in Gatineau and throughout the Outaouais region. Contact us for a free quote!

Certificates of Location

This document includes a map, as well as a report written by the land surveyor. The land surveyor records their expert opinion on the condition and location of a property at the time the certificate is drawn up. It provides, among other things, the location of a property with respect to the cadastre and the title deeds, as well as information on the laws and regulations that may affect it.


The certificate of location is generally required for all real estate transactions. It can be requested by the seller or the buyer, as well as by:

A notary

A lawyer

A real estate broker

A creditor

A municipality

The certificate of location is a strictly private document and is not intended to define the exact limits of a property: this is a matter of boundary marking or staking.

The content of this document is governed by the by-law respecting the standard of practice relating to the certificate of location of the Ordre des arpenteurs-géomètres du Québec (R.S.Q., c. A-23, r.10).

Case of a Private Unit (in a Condo) or a Vacant Lot

In the case of a divided co-ownership (condo), the certificate of location provides information on the location of the private portion. The plan is based on a survey conducted inside the unit. In the case of a vacant lot, the certificate contains a map showing the limits of the property, its dimensions, area and neighbouring properties. It establishes the possibilities for subsequent construction, in accordance with the regulations and laws in force.

Boundary Marking and Staking of Land

Your land surveyor is able to clearly define the boundaries of your property.

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