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 or garage to name a few. Interior changes to a building and routine maintenance rarely requires a heritage permit.
If you require a heritage permit your application is submitted to the Planning and Development Services Department. It is then reviewed by the St. Catharines Heritage Committee or the Port Dalhousie Heritage District Committee which makes a recommendation on the application. Planning and Development Services then prepares a report to City Council for consideration.
There is currently no fee required to be submitted with a heritage permit application.