57. Where a classified cultural property or a property situated in a historic or natural district or in a protected area is altered, changed, deteriorated, developed, set in place, built, repaired, transformed or demolished without the authorization required by virtue of this act or in a manner inconsistent with the prescriptions of an authorization given by the Minister by virtue of section 31, 48 or 50, or by a municipal corporation, a county corporation or an urban or regional community under section 49 or 50, the Superior Court may, on a motion by the Minister, order any work designed to return the property to its former condition or make it conformable to the prescriptions of the authorization given, at the expense of the owner or the person having custody of it if it is moveable property or at the expense of the person indicated as owner in the register in the registry office of the registration division where it is situated, in the case of an immoveable.
The Superior Court may, in addition, on a motion of the Minister, order the cessation of a form of land use, the destination or utilization of an immoveable made in or on a historic or natural district, classified historic site or protected area without the authorization required under this act or in a manner inconsistent with the prescription of such authorization and declare null any juridical act effected in contravention to section 48, 49, 50 or 53.
The motions of the Minister referred to in this section are heard by preference by the Superior Court and by the Court of Appeal.
1972, c. 19, s. 57; 1978, c. 23, s. 25.