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Step 1

Building is NOT on The Register of Historic Resources in Edmonton

Complete Application to Amend the register of historic resources in Edmonton. The Heritage Planner prepares a report for the Edmonton Historic Board's Historic Resources Review Panel.   The Panel reviews the application to determine if the resource qualifies. If it qualifies, their recommendation is taken to the General Manager of Sustainable Development, who makes the final decision. At this point it is usually added to the Register as an A or B listed Resource.

Step 2

Building is already on The Register or has just been put on it

  • Complete the Application for Designation as a Municipal Historic Resource and submit it to the Heritage Planner, Sustainable Development.
  • If supported, the Heritage Planner will prepare reports, determine grant levels, schedules and agreements that will be forwarded for approval by City Council. Process takes approximately 3-4 months.

Step 3

Notice of Intention to Designate is Issued

City Council issues a notice that it intends to pass a Bylaw to designate the building and gives 60 days for any comments or objections.

Step 4

City passes a Bylaw legally designating the building as a Municipal Historic Resource

  • City Council will only pass the Bylaw once the owner has agreed to sign a Maintenance and Rehabilitation agreement and rezone the property to DC1. This secures the funding and the legal protection of the building.
  • A Zoning Bylaw Amendment Application is also required for rezoning.


Application to Amend  


Application for Designation 



 $507 - $3,133 (approximately)

There are no rezoning fees for residential properties.

For More Information

Robert Geldart

6th Floor, Edmonton Tower
10111 - 104 Avenue NW
Edmonton AB T5J 0J4

Title Senior Heritage Planner


Fax 780-401-7052

David Holdsworth

Sustainable Development
6th Floor, 10250 - 101 St NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 3P4

Title Acting Senior Planner


Fax 780-401-7053

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