30. Before obtaining the opinion of the council, the Minister must send a notice of intent to proceed with the classification. In the case of a heritage document or object, the notice is sent to the owner or the custodian of the property. In the case of a heritage immovable or site, the notice is sent to the person entered as the owner in the land register and to the clerk or the secretary-treasurer of the local municipality in whose territory the heritage property is situated. In addition, in the case of a heritage immovable or site, the Minister must register the notice of intent in the land register.
The notice of intent must contain the description of the property concerned, state the reasons for the notice and include a note that any interested person may make representations to the council within 60 days after the notice is sent. If applicable, the notice must state that the Minister has requested the council to hold a public consultation.
The notice of intent must also be published at least once in a newspaper in the place or region concerned.