Frequently Asked Questions for Property Owners
- Whom do I contact to see about heritage designation or funding for my home or other property?
Contact your local government, as heritage designation is primarily a tool used by local governments in British Columbia.
- What is the effect of heritage designation on my property?
Once a property receives heritage designation, it is protected, so future alterations to the property require application to the designating government for a permit.
- Why would I want my property to be designated or listed on a heritage register?
Many property owners value heritage designation or listing in a heritage register, as it emphasizes the uniqueness and historic significance of the property, and enables other people in the community to appreciate its value.
For other useful information for property owners, see the following pages on this website: