Heritage Property Incentive Program
The Municipality is now accepting applications for the Heritage Property Incentive Program.
The new Heritage Property Incentive Program was introduced in 2016 and assists heritage property owners to complete improvements to the exterior of their buildings including the replacement of roof shingle, windows and exterior painting.
Municipally-registered heritage properties and properties located within the Maitland Heritage Conservation District are eligible for this program. Unless owned by a registered non-profit society, buildings used entirely for commercial purposes are not eligible for the incentive.
The incentive covers 50% of the cost of repairs or renovations (exclusive of HST) to the exterior of the building up to a maximum of $2,000 per property. Funding availability is subject to the capacity of the budget for this program.
In addition to work to the exterior of the building, work that is necessary to ensure the long term viability of a structure (repairs to the foundation, beams or trusses, or repairs to address significant storm water infiltration problems) may be considered.
Architectural, engineering and other consulting fees are eligible for funding (consultants may have to supply proof of professional qualifications to the Municipality).
Apply for the Heritage Property Incentive Program
Priority is given to projects that significantly enhance the heritage value of the property and to projects that are unlikely to proceed without Municipal assistance. Where a property is owned by a non–profit organization, the availability of funds from other sources (such as provincial or federal government programs) is a consideration.