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City of Woodstock Zoning By-law No. 8626-10

The provisions and schedules of this by-law control the use of land in the Area Municipality

The City of Woodstock Zoning By-Law controls the use of land by dividing the municipality into different land use zones with detailed maps, specifying the uses permitted in each zone, specifying where buildings and other structures can be located, stating the types of buildings that are permitted and how they may be used, as well as specifying lot sizes and dimensions, parking requirements, building heights and setbacks from the street.

The contents of the Zoning By-Law reflect the latest consolidation of zoning by-law amendments, as of December 31, 2017. For up to date information on a specific property, please contact the Planner for the area municipality.

 TitleDescriptionModified DateSize
Council ApprovedA list of zoning bylaw amendments that have been approved by Council and are awaiting consolidation into the current zoning bylaw.9/24/2019803.21 KB
Final ApprovedA list of all zoning bylaw amendments that have been consolidated into the current zoning bylaw.9/24/2019267.53 KB
Title, Application, Administration & EnforcementSection 16/29/201615.96 KB
DefinitionsSection 29/24/2019303.78 KB
Interpretation and SchedulesSection 36/29/201620.33 KB
ZonesSection 46/29/201611.79 KB
General ProvisionsSection 59/24/2019510.90 KB
Residential Type 1 (R1)Section 69/24/2019239.08 KB
Residential Type 2 (R2)Section 79/24/2019288.65 KB
Residential Type 3 (R3)Section 8 9/24/2019325.88 KB
Residential Type 4 (R4) Section 99/24/2019183.12 KB
Historical District (HD)Section 10 6/29/201621.84 KB
Local Commercial (C1)Section 116/29/201671.01 KB
Shopping Centre Commercial (C2)Section 126/29/201631.60 KB
Entrepreneurial District (C3) Section 131/16/201727.99 KB
Highway Commercial (C4)Section 149/24/2019506.36 KB
Central Commercial (C5)Section 159/24/2019319.49 KB
Regional Commercial (C6)Section 169/24/2019274.64 KB
Prestige Industrial (M1)Section 17 9/24/2019313.48 KB
Restricted Industrial (M2)Section 189/24/2019266.33 KB
General Industrial (M3) Section 199/24/2019348.78 KB
Transitional Industrial (M4)Section 20 9/24/2019239.08 KB
Neighbourhood Institutional (NI)Section 219/24/2019160.98 KB
Community Facility (CF) Section 229/24/2019305.89 KB
Passive Open Space (OS1) Section 239/24/2019134.89 KB
Active Open Space (OS2)Section 246/29/2016148.72 KB
Environmental Protection 1 (EP1)Section 256/29/201616.37 KB
Environmental Protection 2 (EP2)Section 266/29/201619.58 KB
Future Development (FD)Section 279/24/201984.70 KB
Planned Unit Development (PUD)Section 281/16/201727.48 KB
Agricultural (AG)Section 299/24/2019152.42 KB
Approval Section 306/29/2016238.22 KB


Key MapsSchedule A695.54 KB
Arterial Road Designation PlanSchedule B343.22 KB
Parking Space and Parking Aisle Requirement PlanSchedule C-136.90 KB
Parking Space and Parking Aisle Requirement PlanSchedule C-229.94 KB
Parking & Loading Space Reductions and ExemptionsSchedule D299.36 KB
Reduction & Exemption Plan - Misc. ProvisionsSchedule E39.24 KB
Temporary Use By-LawsSchedule F78.56 KB
Minister's Zoning OrderSchedule G8.78 KB
Accessible Parking StandardsSchedule H45.57 KB

Application Fees

Note: There has been an increase in the fees for 2019. Please check the current fee schedule prior to submission of your application.

Application Forms

Forms are available for the various types of development regulated by the Planning Act

Oxford County Woodland Conservation By-Law Form

Application Notices and Reports

Forms are available for the various types of development regulated by the Planning

OP 19-12-8; OP 19-13-8; ZN 8-19-29 & ZN 8-19-30 - 1904968 Ontario Ltd & 2657086 Ontario Ltd.

Applications for Official Plan Amendment and Zone Change
Pt Lt 19, Plan 1600, PT 3, 41R8447 & PT 1, 8104
and Pt Lts 15-18, Plan 1600, PT 5, 41R8748
Lampman Place

B19-60-8 - Woodstock General Hospital Trust

Application for Consent
Lots 6-8 & 15-17, Plan 49
Municipal Address:  525 Brant Street

OP 19-15-8; B19-62-8; B19-63-8; B19-64-8 & ZN 8-19-23 - Urban Cliff Developments Inc.

Applications for Official Plan Amendment, Zone Change and Consent
Lots 3-7 & Part Lot 23, Plan 573, except PART 1, 41R2452
1200 Dundas St

ZN 8-19-27 - Chapleau Motor Sales Ltd.

Application for Zone Change
Pt Lt 1, w/s Winniett St, Plan 10
235 Dundas St

ZN 8-19-28 - City of Woodstock / Willow Cultivation Inc.

Application for Zone Change
Part Lots 13 & 14, Concession 1 (Blandford) being PARTS 1 & 2, 41R8423, save & except PART 1, 41R9258 & 41M311
Devonshire Ave

ZN 8-19-26 - City of Woodstock

Application for Zone Change
Part of Block 4, Plan M73; designated as PARTS 1 & 2, 41R7606
201 Bysham Park Dr

ZN 8-19-24 & ZN 8-19-25 - City of Woodstock & Allstreet Property Inc.

Applications for Zone Change
Part of Parcel B1, Section M13, Block B, Plan M13
818 Alice St
Units 1-17, Oxford Standard Condo Plan 109
840 Alice St

ZN 8-19-22 - 1942586 Ontario Inc.

Application for Zone Change
Lot 39, Plan 41M124
54 Pebble Beach Crt

OP 19-10-8; SB 19-05-8 & ZN 8-19-18 - Thames Developments (XI) Inc.

Applications for Official Plan Amendment, Draft Plan of Subdivision & Zone Change
Part Lot 5, Concession 13 East, Part Lot 5, Concession 14 West
745304 Oxford Rd 14

ZN 8-19-21 - 1991976 Ontario Inc.

Application for Zone Change
Lots 12 & 13, Plan 1624, except PART 1, 41R7641 & PART 1, 41R3598
1185-1201 Devonshire Ave

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Development Activity

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