A Listed Site is a nationally important property of interest which is protected under the National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago Act 1991. These sites are important physical reminders of our nation’s past, and what we hope to pass on to our future generations. ‘Property of interest’ includes any monument and any fossil, place or site of natural beauty or national, historic, scientific or archaeological interest; whereby ‘monument’ means any building, structure or other work of man or nature, whether above or below the surface of the land or the floor of the sea, of national architectural, aesthetic or historic interest. All Listed Sites are given protection under the National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago Act 1991 against unauthorised change, alterations, or against any person who damages, injures or defaces any listed property. For more information on the protection of sites see the National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago Act 1991. For more information on the results, rules and restrictions on listed sites see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Stages of Listing a National Heritage Site

Stage 1 – Nomination of the Heritage Site & Information Gathering. Nominations can come from the Regional Corporations, City Councils, National Trust members, individuals, members of the public and other orgs. 

Stage 2 – Identification & Inclusion of Heritage Site on the Heritage Asset Register

Stage 3 – Approval for inclusion on the Inventory of Properties of Interest

Stage 4 – Preparation of Dossier for Heritage Site by the National Trust

Stage 5 – Presentation and Acceptance of Dossier by the National Trust Council

Stage 6 – Decision Made by the National Trust Council to list as a Heritage Site

Stage 7 – Gazette Notice & inform owner of Intention to list as a Heritage Site & publish in at least three issues of a daily newspaper

Stage 8 – List published in the Gazette and Heritage Site listed on Index of Listings at the Registrar General.

Listing Completed & Heritage Site Protected Under the Act