If you own a designated heritage property in Milton, a Heritage Permit allows you to make certain alterations and additions. Please contact us before you start for advice on how to preserve the heritage value of your property.

Applying for a Heritage Permit

Please use our Heritage Permit Guide and Application to get started. Make sure to include your plans that detail the extent of your planned work and the possible impact on the property’s heritage attributes.

You must apply for a Heritage Permit if you’re:

  • Adding to a building or an accessory structure
  • Replacing or changing windows or doors
  • Removing or installing decks, fences, porches, verandas, canopies, gates, trellises, arbours, gazeboes or chimneys
  • Changing the trim, roofing or cladding
  • Painting the exterior

You do not need to apply for:

  • Routine maintenance and minor repairs that do not change the exterior of the building, accessory structures or landscaping
  • Reroofing using similar materials and colour
  • Repairing or replacing eavestroughs and downspouts (unless these are ornamental and integral to the building’s heritage and appearance)
  • Repointing brick
  • Repairing chimneys

Heritage guidelines and policies

Our review process protects heritage properties from any inappropriate changes. As part of our review of applications, we refer to the guidelines and policies included in:

Demolition of a heritage property

We review proposals to demolish buildings and structures on the Heritage Register. We normally require a Heritage Impact Assessment, in accordance with our terms of reference, to fully understand and take into account the heritage significance, which we share with Heritage Milton for consultation and advice to staff.