Government of New Brunswick

The Heritage Conservation Act enables municipalities in New Brunswick to designate a portion or portions of the municipality considered significant as a conservation area, and to make bylaws for the conservation of those buildings, structures, or lands which lie within the designated areas.

Such action requires the municipality to appoint a Heritage Board. As part of the municipal development review process, the Board grants municipal heritage permits to applicants from conservation areas who wish to alter those elements of their properties that fall under the municipality’s heritage conservation by-law. The establishment of a municipal heritage conservation area is outlined in Section 55 of the Heritage Conservation Act.