Heritage Property Act (Nova Scotia)
|Heritage Property Act|
|An Act to Provide for the Identification, Preservation and Protection of Heritage Properties|
|Citation||R.S. 1989, c. 199 (amendments 1991, c. 10; 1998, c. 18, s. 561; 2010, c. 54)|
|Territorial extent||Nova Scotia|
|Enacted by||Nova Scotia House of Assembly|
The Act offers five types of protection:
- Provincial Registry of Heritage Properties (a list of properties designated by the provincial Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage as possessing provincially-significant heritage value);
- Provincial Cultural Landscape (a cultural landscape listed on the Provincial Registry);
- Municipal Registries of Heritage Properties (a list of properties which the local municipality has determined have a local or community level of heritage value);
- Municipal Heritage Conservation Districts (a specific area within a municipality having unique heritage value and subject to regulations intended to ensure the preservation of the district's character while accommodating new development); and
- Municipal Cultural Landscapes (a cultural landscape listed on a Municipal Registry).
The Heritage Property Act was first enacted in 1980, and was subject to amendments in 1991, 1998 and 2010.
Nova Scotia also has related legislation to protect archaeological and natural sites (the "Special Places Protection Act") and to protect burial plots and cemeteries (the "Cemeteries Protection Act").
- Heritage conservation in Canada
- List of historic places in Nova Scotia
- List of National Historic Sites of Canada in Nova Scotia
- Province House. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
- "Heritage Property Act". Statutes of Nova Scotia. House of Assembly - Office of the Legislative Counsel. Archived from the original on 3 February 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
- "Heritage Places in Nova Scotia ...what you need to know". Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage. Archived from the original on 3 February 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2013.