Chatham-Kent is a community rich in cultural heritage; and it's our responsibility to preserve and protect what we've inherited from the past -- for the benefit of the present and the future.
Part of that responsibility lies in protecting heritage buildings, properties and neighbourhoods that have stood the test of time in our community, and contributed to our beauty, culture and quality of life.
We are diligent in protecting our cultural heritage resources by:
- Listing non-designated properties of cultural heritage value or interest on the Municipal Heritage Register.
- Designating properties under Part IV (individual) or Part V (heritage conservation districts) of the Ontario Heritage Act.
- Conserving properties during the heritage planning process in accordance with the provincial policy statement.
We commit to aiding property owners in their efforts to help us preserve the past, making heritage tax refund opportunities available for the purpose of conserving our cultural heritage resources.
The Chatham-Kent Municipal Heritage Committee advises on matters involving conservation of publicly and privately owned cultural heritage resources within Chatham-Kent.