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Heritage Incentives
Heritage incentives are used to encourage the retention and restoration of heritage resources. There are two types of incentives available to resource owners: Conservation Incentives and Financial Incentives.

Conservation Incentives
Conservation incentives are non-monetary tools aimed at promoting the retention and restoration of heritage resources. Property owners who voluntarily register their property on the Registry of Recognized Heritage Resources are eligible for these incentives that may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Variances to the Land Use Bylaw
  • Relaxation of the Town of Banff Design Guidelines
  • Land Use Bylaw Amendments
  • Transferable/assumable Bed and Breakfast Development Permits for Bed and Breakfast operations on properties designated as Municipal Historic Resources
  • Design consultation/technical assistance for the restoration or development of properties on the Registry of Recognized Heritage Resources

Financial Incentives
Financial incentives are aimed at encouraging the protection and preservation of heritage resources as designated municipal historic resources. Heritage resource owners seeking designation may be eligible for two forms of financial incentives:

  • Grant In Aid of Municipal Property Taxes
  • Matching Restoration/ Rehabilitation Grant

For more information regarding the Town of Banff’s incentive program see the Banff Heritage Resource Policy.