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Ping-Street---3-tile.jpg   Construction-Map---3-tile.jpg   Public Notices


Kevin Blozowski


Planning and Building Services
City of St. Catharines
PO Box 3012, 50 Church St.
St. Catharines, ON L2R 7C2

Tel: 905.688.5601 x1710

Fax: 905.688.5873

TTY: 905.688.4TTY (4889)


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Heritage Permits


If you live in a designated heritage home or are located within one of the city's heritage districts you may require a heritage permit prior to making certain changes to your property. 

Typically a heritage permit is required for more major changes to a designated heritage property.  For example,

  • Construction of a new dwelling
  • Additions
  • New porch 
  • New garage 

Interior changes to a building and routine maintenance rarely require a heritage permit. 


  1. If you require a heritage permit your application is submitted to the Planning and Building Services Department. 
  2. The application is reviewed by the St. Catharines Heritage Committee or the Port Dalhousie Heritage District Advisory Committee, which makes a recommendation on the application. 
  3. Planning and Building Services then prepares a report to City Council for consideration.  



There is currently no fee required to be submitted with a heritage permit application.


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