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Township of Zorra Zoning By-Law No. 35-99

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

The Township of Zorra 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
Final ApprovedA list of all zoning bylaw amendments that have been consolidated into the current zoning bylaw.8/27/2019292.45 KB
Council ApprovedA list of zoning bylaw amendments that have been approved by Council and are awaiting consolidation into the current zoning bylaw.8/27/20195.96 MB
Application, Administration, EnforcementSection 16/29/201617.64 KB
Interpretation Section 2 6/29/201618.35 KB
ZonesSection 36/29/201611.60 KB
DefinitionsSection 46/29/20162.77 MB
General ProvisionsSection 58/27/2019377.83 KB
Limited Agricultural (A1)Section 61/16/201744.95 KB
General Agricultural (A2)Section 7 8/27/2019250.14 KB
Agri-Business (AB) Section 86/29/201646.11 KB
Rural Residential (RR)Section 98/27/2019182.21 KB
Residential Existing Lot (RE)Section 106/29/201626.59 KB
Residential Type 1 (R1)Section 118/27/2019203.78 KB
Residential Type 2 (R2)Section 126/29/201621.65 KB
Residential Type 3 (R3)Section 138/27/2019159.14 KB
VillageSection 146/29/201637.61 KB
Central Commercial (CC)Section 156/29/201632.41 KB
Highway Commercial (HC) Section 168/27/2019236.63 KB
Restricted Industrial (MR)Section 176/29/201633.41 KB
General Industrial (MG)Section 186/29/201628.14 KB
Disposal Industrial (MD)Section 196/29/201618.36 KB
Aggregate Industrial (ME)Section 20 8/27/2019138.04 KB
Quarry Industrial (MQ)Section 216/29/201622.80 KB
Airfield Industrial (MA)Section 226/29/201616.96 KB
Development (D) Section 238/27/201938.79 KB
Institutional (I) Section 246/29/201628.90 KB
Recreational (REC)Section 258/27/201953.00 KB
Open Space (OS)Section 26 6/29/201662.86 KB
Approval Section 27 6/29/201611.80 KB


Key MapsSchedule A670.13 KB
Parking Space RequirementsSchedule C56.75 KB
Groundwater Recharge Areas and Aquatic Habitat ProSchedule D 915.41 KB
Accessible Parking StandardsSchedule E45.37 KB

Application Fees

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

Township of Zorra Application Forms

Oxford County Woodland Conservation By-Law Form

Application Notices and Reports

All active development applications are listed here, along with their associated notices and reports

ZN 5-20-05 - Lochalsh Holsteins Inc.

Application for Zone Change
E 1/2 Lt 22, Conc. 6 (West Zorra)
436329 43rd Line

ZN 5-20-04 - John & Susanne Langlois

Application for Zone Change
Pt Lt 11, Conc. 4 (West Zorra), PT 1, 41R9733
375653 37th Line

ZN 5-20-02 - Debra Lanktree

Application for Zone Change
Pt Lt 1, Conc. 2 (West Zorra), PT 2, 41R2575
683733 Rd 68

OP 19-18-5 - David Clendinning & Christian Specht

Application for Official Plan Amendment
Pt Lt 21, Conc. 5 (North Dorchester)
602814 Road 60

B19-89-5 - Tom Thomson Motors Ltd.

Application for Consent
Lt 1, E of Huron St, Pt Lt 1, S of Kincardine St, Plan 164
142 Huron St

B19-71-5 - Brandon Koot and B19-72-5 - Richard McIntosh

Applications for Consent
B19-71-5 - Lots 11 & 12, Plan 134 (Embro)
Municipal Address:  90 James Street
B19-72-5 - Lot 13 w/s Huron St. & Lot 14 e/s Elgin St., Plan 134 (Embro)
Municipal Address:  151 Huron Street

ZN 5-19-11 2374437 Ontario Inc

Application for Zone Change
Part Lots 34, 47-51, Plan 69, part Lot 12, Concession 4, Part 1, 41R9135 (James Street)

B19-24-5 James Cooper

Application for Severance 
E 1/2 Lot 8 & SE 1/2 Lot 9, Concession 1 (West Zorra)
315495 31st Line

B19-25-5 & ZN 5-19-05 - Howe Farms (Ontario) Ltd. & Gordon & Cheryl Howe

Applications for Consent and Zone Change
Part Lot 7, Concession 5 (West Zorra)
415397 41st Line

OP 19-05-5 & ZN 5-19-04 - 1336568 Ontario Inc.

Applications for Official Plan Amendment & Zone Change
Part Lot 21, Concession 1 (North Dorchester), being PARTS 1 & 2, 41R2740
249 Dundas St W

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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

6121-2019 County Wide Development Charge By-law
6127-2019 Thamesford Area Specific Development Charge By-law

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:

  • Library 
  • Land Ambulance
  • Administration
  • Waste Diversion
  • Roads and Related
  • Water
  • Wastewater

Studies & Reports

Township of Zorra Design Guidelines

Township of Zorra Design Guidelines
Date Released: August 2013

Development Activity

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