Property owners in the downtown Port Perry Heritage Conservation District (HCD) must apply for a Heritage Permit to make any changes to the exterior of their buildings. Heritage Permits and Heritage Sign Permits ensure buildings in the HCD maintain their historical and cultural significance.

Apply for a permit

You are encouraged to arrange a pre-consultation meeting with the Building department to confirm that your plans require a Heritage Permit and to also determine if you require any additional permits, such as a Building Permit.

View the Heritage Permit Application Guide.

View the Heritage Sign Permit Application
and the Council approved Heritage Conservation District Sign Design Guidelines


Heritage Conservation District Grant Program

All property owners in the Downtown Port Perry Heritage Conservation District are being advised that a Heritage Conservation District Grant Program has been approved by Council.

This Program is designed to encourage the restoration and improvement of building facades in the Heritage Conservation District. Landowners of either contributing and / or non-contributing buildings in the District are eligible to apply.

To be eligible for a Heritage Grant for consideration in 2021, draft applications including scope of the work must be received by February 19, 2021.  Landowners are required to contact Christy Harrison at or 905-985-7346 ext. 115 to arrange a pre-consultation meeting with the Township's Heritage Advisory Committee to present their proposals prior to February 25, 2021. 

A final application, including two contractor quotes and professional drawings must be received by March 19, 2021.  The Committee will then consider and approve final applications by April 6, 2021. The Committees recommendation must then be finalized by Council. 

View the Heritage Grant Program Guidelines
               Heritage Grant Application and Checklist