|Heritage Research Permits
Special Places Protection
The Special Places Protection Act (1989) provides the Heritage Division with a mandate for protecting important archaeological, historical and palaeontological sites and remains, including those underwater. It allows the government to designate outstanding heritage sites as Protected Sites, ensures that quality research is carried out through its Heritage Research Permit system; provides a stop-order provision when significant sites are threatened by development; and features stiff penalties for those who damage or destroy important sites.
If you wish to search for fossils and artifacts in Nova Scotia, you need an approved Heritage Research Permit. Permit guidelines and an application form are available for archaeologists, palaeontologists and those interested in looking for archaeological, historical, fossil sites and remains.
Coordinator, Special Places
or by mail,
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