Heritage Permits

Overview

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

Typically, a heritage permit is required for major alterations 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. 

Process

  1. If you require a heritage permit, your application is submitted to the Planning and Building Services Department. Applicants are encouraged to meet with Heritage Planning staff prior to the submission of their application.
  2. The application is reviewed by the Heritage Permit Advisory Committee, which makes a recommendation regarding the application. 
  3. Planning and Building Services then prepares a report to City Council for consideration when a demolition is proposed. All other heritage permit approvals (new construction, additions, etc.) have been delegated to the Director of Planning and Building Services.

Resources

For your convenience listed here is the Heritage Permit Application Form and Submission Guidelines for Heritage Permit Applications.

Fees

There is an application fee required to be submitted with the heritage permit application form and supporting documentation.

 

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