Heritage Permits

Permits and approvals required to make changes to designated heritage properties.

A heritage permit is required to undertake changes to properties designated under the Ontario Heritage Act. Properties that are listed (not designated) in the Heritage Register do not require a heritage permit. 

To find out if your property is designated or listed, see the town’s Heritage Districts & Properties.

Before applying for a heritage permit

Contact a Heritage Planner at the town to set up a consultation appointment to find out if you need a heritage permit for your home renovation project. 

Contact a Heritage Planner

Apply for a heritage permit

If your property is designated as part of a Heritage Conservation District, you may want to consult the relevant heritage district plan which provides guidelines on how to ensure alterations are sympathetic to your home and the surrounding district.

Heritage permit applications are reviewed by Heritage Planning staff and the Heritage Oakville Advisory Committee at monthly meetings. Meeting dates and submission deadlines are outlined in the 2024 Heritage Permit Application Deadlines Calendar (pdf).

Contact a Heritage Planner

Susan Schappert

Heritage Planner, District East/West
Planning Services
905-845-6601, ext.3870


Carolyn Van Sligtenhorst

Supervisor, Heritage Conservation
Planning Services
905-845-6601 ext. 3875