Heritage Alteration Permits are needed prior to making certain changes to your property if it is located within a Heritage Conservation Area. Port Moody has two recognized Heritage Conservation Areas: Ioco Townsite and Moody Centre, as established in the Official Community Plan. Review the Ioco Townsite and Moody Centre Heritage Conservation Area development guidelines to determine whether your property is listed as a protected property and which guidelines apply to your proposal.

If you own property in one of the two Heritage Conservation Areas in Port Moody, you must apply for a Heritage Alteration Permit in order to make any of the following changes to your property:

  • subdivide the property
  • add a structure
  • add to an existing structure
  • construct a new building
  • alter a building, structure, land or feature

Apply for a Heritage Alteration Permit

Depending on the scale/complexity of the project prior to submitting an application, you may need to take part in a pre-application review with the City. To apply for a heritage alteration permit, you need to make an appointment to submit your application at the Planning and Development front counter located in City Hall at 100 Newport Dr. The application submission should include a:

  • Completed heritage alteration permit application
  • Application fee
  • Certificate of Title dated no more than 30 days prior to the application
  • Letter of Intent that outlines the current use, proposed use, and justification for the proposal
  • Detailed Site Plan
  • Elevation drawings showing all building sides, dimensions, grades, exterior finish details and signage
  • Landscape Plan, prepared by a Landscape Designer or Landscape Architect
  • Colour photographs of the current site
  • Materials Board/samples showing proposed exterior finish colours and materials
  • Sustainability Report Card

Application Review

Once we receive your application, it will be reviewed by internal city departments and external agencies as necessary. As part of this process we may request additional information or revisions to the proposal.

Once the plans are finalized, for heritage alteration permits staff prepare a report to Council. Council then either approves the permit, requests additional information, or rejects the heritage permit.

In most cases it can take two to five months for a heritage alteration permit to be processed, though the timing may vary depending on a number of factors, including: complexity, quality of submissions, application volume etc.