36. Declassification of a heritage property is carried out in the manner set out in this section.
Ninety days after the notice of intent to declassify a heritage property is sent, and after obtaining the opinion of the council, the Minister may sign a notice of declassification containing the description of the heritage property concerned and stating the reasons for the declassification. The notice of declassification may be signed within a period of one year from the date the notice of intent is sent or within two years after that date if the period was extended.
Declassification takes effect on the date of the notice of declassification.
The notice is published in the Gazette officielle du Québec and at least once in a newspaper in the place or region concerned.
The registrar then notes the declassification in the cultural heritage register.
At the Minister’s behest, the notice, along with a list of the elements that characterize the heritage property, must be sent to the owner or custodian of the property and, in the case of a heritage immovable or site, the notice must also, at the Minister’s behest,
(1) be sent to the clerk or the secretary-treasurer of the local municipality in whose territory the heritage immovable or site is situated, along with a list of the elements that characterize it; and
(2) be registered in the land register.