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Heritage Western Cape (HWC) Section 27/ Section 29/ Section 31/Section 34 - Application for a permit

(Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport, Western Cape Government)

Application for a permit to destroy, damage, deface, excavate, alter or remove from its original position, subdivide, change the planning status, of a provisionally protected or a heritage area and/ or alter or demolish any structure or part of a structure older than 60 years.

Click on here to download the application form.

The following documentation is required upon submission:

  • Completed signed application form
  • Proof of payment with correct reference number
  • Proof of ownership:
    Title Deed
    ​A Power of Attorney must be submitted should the owner not have signed the application form
  • Stamped, coloured up, scaled plans. A minimum of 2 set not smaller than A3 seized
  • Locality Plan
  • Annotated Photographs:
    ​Street scape / contextual – Google images are not accepted
  • Consultation:
    Local authority comments
    Registered conservation body comment
    A complete list can be found at http://www.hwc.org.za/conservation-bodies
    If 30 days commenting period has lapsed, proof of correspondence is required
  • Motivation – strongly advise for sites which have significant heritage value and total demolitions
  • Surveyor General (SG) Diagrams
  • Digital copies of all required documents on CD or USB – USB’s are not returned


    Please contact hwc.hwc@westerncape.gov.za for a reference number. Upon request, kindly provide the site details and which application you intend on applying for.

    Should you have any further queries, please contact ceoheritage@westerncape.gov.za

The content on this page was last updated on 11 February 2021