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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.4/4/20197.12 MB
Final ApprovedA list of all zoning bylaw amendments that have been consolidated into the current zoning bylaw.4/17/2018219.93 KB
Title, Application, Administration & EnforcementSection 16/29/201615.96 KB
DefinitionsSection 26/29/2016213.49 KB
Interpretation and SchedulesSection 36/29/201620.33 KB
ZonesSection 46/29/201611.79 KB
General ProvisionsSection 56/29/2016507.65 KB
Residential Type 1 (R1)Section 66/29/201655.35 KB
Residential Type 2 (R2)Section 76/29/2016271.39 KB
Residential Type 3 (R3)Section 8 1/16/2017297.32 KB
Residential Type 4 (R4) Section 96/29/2016177.65 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 141/16/2017495.25 KB
Central Commercial (C5)Section 151/16/2017320.33 KB
Regional Commercial (C6)Section 161/16/201751.61 KB
Prestige Industrial (M1)Section 17 1/16/2017307.70 KB
Restricted Industrial (M2)Section 186/29/201628.58 KB
General Industrial (M3) Section 196/29/2016350.13 KB
Transitional Industrial (M4)Section 20 6/29/201654.85 KB
Neighbourhood Institutional (NI)Section 216/29/201625.02 KB
Community Facility (CF) Section 226/29/2016290.98 KB
Passive Open Space (OS1) Section 236/29/201615.42 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 276/29/201629.34 KB
Planned Unit Development (PUD)Section 281/16/201727.48 KB
Agricultural (AG)Section 296/29/201622.43 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

ZN 8-19-14 - City of Woodstock

Application for Zone Change
Part Lots 13&14, Concession 1, (Blandford), Parts 1&2, 41R8423 (Woodall Way) 

B19-35-8; A19-06-8 - Bella Bernath

Application for Consent & Minor Variance
Part Lot 16, Reg. Plan 10
Municipal Address:  453 Drew Street

ZN 8-19-13 - Kristine Woodruff & Sarah Gage

Application for Zone Change 
Lot 20, Plan 512 
655 Brant Street

ZN 8-19-12 - County of Oxford

Application for Zone Change
Part Lot 17, Plan 1616, being PARTS 2, 3 & 6, 41R6983
300 Juliana Dr

OP 19-02-8 - Woodstock Meadows Developments Inc.

Application for Official Plan Amendment
Part Lot 5, Concession 14 (East Zorra), d/a PARTS 1, 5 & 6, 41R7650
745314 & 745364 Oxford Rd 17

B19-01-8 - Timothy Ede & Hannah Luxford

Application for Consent
Lot 1, Plan 41M-3
Municipal Address:  311 Robinson Street

ZN 8-19-11 - James & Marjorie Rylance

Application for Zone Change
Lot 12, Plan 1626
714983 Oxford Rd 4

OP 19-04-8; ZN 8-19-10 - 1822094 Ontario Inc.

Applications for Official Plan Amendment and Zone Change
Block 117, Plan 41M98
1180 Nellis St

ZN 8-19-05 - Hunet Corporation

Application for Zone Change
Lot 265, Plan 678, Lot 5 & Part Lots 3 & 4, Plan 516, being PARTS 1 & 2, 41R3060
1039 Dundas St

OP 18-13-8; ZN 8-18-21 - Caressant Care Nursing and Retirement Home & James Lavelle

Applications for Official Plan Amendment and Zone Change
Part Park Lot 1, east side of Fyfe Ave, Plan 187
801 Walter St

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Development Charges

In addition to the County Development Charges, most area municipalities in Oxford County also have Development Charges by-laws.

Development Charges

 Who Pays For Growth
Development Charges Fact Sheet
Municipal Development Charges
Development Charges Annual Report 2018

Municipal By-Laws

5578-2014 County Wide Development Charge Bylaw (PDF)
5579-2014 Woodstock Area Specific Development Charge Bylaw (PDF)

Development Charges Background Study

The Development Charges Background Study provides the basis and background required to update the County's development charges to accurately reflect the future servicing needs of new development. The analysis assesses the development-related costs associated with the following County services:

  • General Government
  • Library Services
  • Land Ambulance
  • Administration Building
  • Roads and Related
  • Water
  • Wastewater

Development Activity

These maps show the status of residential development within the Area Municipality