Altering Designated Properties

If your property is designated as a heritage property or located within a Heritage Conservation District in the Town of Caledon, you may be required to get a heritage permit before making alterations or renovations to your building or property. This process ensures that the heritage attributes described in the Property Designation By-law are not changed or destroyed by alterations.

Apply for a Heritage Permit

Contact us to request a Heritage Permit Form and submit it by email or drop it off to:

Town Hall
6311 Old Church Rd.
Caledon, ON L7C 1J6

Heritage permit requirements

Heritage permits help protect historic buildings, but they are not meant to prevent alterations completely. Regular maintenance and upkeep is an important part of historic conservation. The following types or alterations require a heritage permit:

  • A change to windows and doors, or the addition of new window and door openings
  • A change in roofing materials
  • Replacing siding
  • Masonry repairs or replacements, including painting masonry
  • Additions (removal or building), including accessory buildings
  • Placement of exterior heating/cooling systems
  • Addition of skylights
  • Removal and/or installation of porches and verandahs
  • Alteration of significant landscape features

The following alterations do not require a heritage permit:

  • Standard maintenance of features such as gutters and down spouts
  • Repairs to fencing or landscape elements, such as walkways
  • Painting, with the exception of painting unpainted masonry
  • Re-roofing in the same materials