Heritage Planning

We are committed to preserving Brantford's past and provide help if you are restoring, or planning to restore, an historic building.

Heritage Permit

A heritage permit is required to make changes to designated properties. Properties that are listed (not designated) in the Heritage Register do not require a heritage permit. Heritage permits are free.

The applications are reviewed by Planning Staff and the Brantford Heritage Committee at monthly meetings. You can complete the Heritage Permit Application Form to apply to alter your designated heritage property. We strongly recommend you contact the Planning Department before submitting a heritage permit application form.

Application deadlines

Heritage permit applications are reviewed at the Brantford Heritage Committee as outlined in the schedule below. Please note meetings in July and August are scheduled only when there are applications to review. 

Brantford Heritage Committee Meeting Schedule 2019
Submission Deadline (4:30 pm) Meeting Date (6:00 pm)
December 17, 2018 Monday, January 14, 2019
January 28, 2019 Monday, February 25, 2019
February 19, 2019 Monday, March 18, 2019
March 18, 2019 Monday, April 15, 2019
April 15, 2019 Monday, May 13, 2019
May 21, 2019 Monday, June 17, 2019
June 17, 2019 July - at the call of the Chair
July 15, 2019 August - at the call of the Chair
August 12, 2019 Monday, September 9, 2019
September 30, 2019 Monday, October 21, 2019
October 14, 2019 Tuesday, November 19, 2019
November 18, 2019 Monday, December 16, 2019

Heritage projects and programs

Heritage Register

The Heritage Register identifies properties of cultural heritage value or interest.

Heritage Grant Program

The Heritage Grant Program provides financial assistance to owners of designated heritage properties towards small to mid-sized construction projects.

Brantford Heritage Committee

The Brantford Heritage Committee is a citizen volunteer committee that meets monthly to advise Council on heritage matters in the City.