Application for Heritage Alteration Permit
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Application for Heritage Alteration Permit

  1. Contact the Heritage Planner before filling out any application to learn about:
    • The level of review anticipated (if any)
    • Details necessary for submission
  2. Complete the application form for the Heritage Alteration Permit and provide any other necessary attachments (e.g. drawings, photographs, etc.) that will help facilitate the review of your permit application. Note that all drawings submitted must be in high resolution and must be provided in a compressed format (no layering of file is permitted).
  3. ​The Heritage Planner will confirm receipt of the complete application and determine if the approval is required from:

    • City Council
    • Development and Heritage Standing Committee
    • City Planner (delegated-approval)
    • Heritage Planner (delegated-approval)
  4. The Ontario Heritage Act permits 90 days for Council to make a decision on the application.

Application Form for Heritage Alteration Permit​​


Demolition requests for Municipal Heritage listed properties are to be evaluated along with the additional submission requirement:

Requirements and Procedures, Application for Demolition of Heritage-Listed Properties.

Once an application is submitted, the City Planner shall determine if the application is sufficient within 30 days of receipt. Following this, there is a period 60 days for Council to make a decision on the application.

Although the resource guide found under the "Historical Research on Properties" section of the Resources for Heritage Property Owners web page can assist in some of the information search, applicants may find it helpful to engage a research consultant to compile the required information submissions. 

Application Deadlines

In order to allow for the timely processing of your application in accordance with the Ontario Heritage Act, please note the following deadlines:

​Development and Heritage Standing Committee Meeting Dates (2020)

​Deadline for Submission with Complete Information
​January 13 ​December 3
​February 10 ​January 7
​March 9 ​February 4
​April 14 ​March 10
​May 11 ​April 7
​June 8 ​May 5
​July 13 ​June 9
​August 10 ​July 7
​September 21 ​August 18
​October 13 ​September 8
​November 16 ​October 12
​December 14 ​November 10
Only complete applications submitted prior to a deadline will be accepted for a certain meeting, as there are statutory timelines as per the Ontario Heritage Act, and additional information may be required. Please contact the Heritage Planner for more information.
For more information, please contact:
Planning & Building Services Department
Planning Division
Suite 320, 350 City Hall Square West
Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9A 6S1
Phone: (519) 255-6543
Fax: (519) 255-6544