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 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 application will be processed under:

    • Minor Heritage Permit (Delegated Authority approval)
    • Major Heritage Permit (Development and Heritage Standing Committee and City Council approval)
  4. The Ontario Heritage Act permits 90 days for Council to make a decision on the application upon confirmation of complete application.

Application Form for Heritage Permit

A Built Heritage Impact Study/Heritage Impact Assessment may be required as part of the application for Heritage Permit, to the satisfaction of the City of Windsor. The City of Windsor Built Heritage Impact Study/Heritage Impact Assessment Guidelines document details components, contents, and requirements to include as part of the study.


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

Application for Demolition of Heritage-Listed Property - Requirements and Procedures

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. The deadline is only met if complete information has been confirmed to be received by Heritage Planning Staff.

Development and Heritage Standing Committee Meeting Dates (2024)

Deadline for Submission with Complete Information
January 8 December 6
February 5 January 3
March 4 January 31
April 2 February 28
May 6 March 28
June 3 May 1
July 2 May 31
August 6 June 28
September 3 August 8
October 7 August 30
November 4 October 3
December 2 October 31
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