Town staff will assist you to complete your Heritage Certificate of Appropriateness and Heritage Permit applications and guide you through this process.

How to speak with Heritage: The Planning Inquiries counter at Town Hall is open weekdays (except Wednesdays) from 8:30am-4:30pm or you can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 902-634-4410 ext. 225. Meetings must be pre-arranged by appointment. To book an appointment, please contact the appropriate staff with details of the project you wish to discuss.

The Town of Lunenburg pdf Heritage Conservation Plan, By-law and Guidelines (4.89 MB) provide policy and regulation regarding the appearance of the outside of buildings in the Old Town Lunenburg area.

Heritage Certificate of Appropriateness

There are a number of buildings throughout Lunenburg that are also individually designated heritage properties. The outside appearance of these buildings and the yards in which they are located is regulated under the Heritage Property Act. Applications to designate properties which are outside Old Town Lunenburg are encouraged. Applications for new designations within Old Town Lunenburg cannot be considered because the entire area is designated by the Heritage Conservation Plan and By-law.

pdf List of Registered (Designated) Heritage Properties (37 KB)
pdf Application to Register a Municipal Heritage Property (397 KB) with pdf Evaluation Criteria Review Form (418 KB)

Any work on the outside of a building (other than maintenance and painting) in Old Town Lunenburg requires a Heritage Certificate of Appropriateness.

Heritage Permit

A Heritage Permit may also be required for any change in the exterior of individually designated Municipal Heritage Property buildings or any change to "hard landscaping" within the yards of these buildings. A report regarding any application is prepared by staff and considered by the Heritage Advisory Committee which then makes a recommendation to Council.