After a death, the family of the deceased must complete certain formalities. One is the form “Application for the simplified forwarding of information relative to the death”, which is usually offered by the funeral home representative.
When filling out the form, the next of kin simply need to check the “Régie du bâtiment du Québec” box so that the Directeur de l’état civil can inform the RBQ of the death.
If the information was not transmitted through the “Application for the simplified forwarding of information relative to the death” form, a written notice must be sent to the RBQ within 30 days following the death.
In the case of the death of a licence holder, this notice must be sent by one of the following persons:
In the case of the death of a guarantor, the licence holder must send the notice.
In both cases, the RBQ can be informed in one of the following ways:
Régie du bâtiment du Québec
Rez-de-chaussée, local 040
255, boulevard Crémazie Est
Montréal (Québec) H2M 1L5
After the death of the licence holder, the liquidator of the succession, heir, legatee by particular title or legal representative of the deceased may continue operations for up to 120 days from the date of death. At the end of this period, the licence will become invalid.
If, following the death of the guarantor, no other guarantor is responsible for managing operations in the same field, the partnership or legal person must submit a licence modification application to the RBQ to add a new guarantor as soon as possible. If this application is not submitted, the licence or licence subclass, as the case may be, will become invalid 120 days after the date of death.