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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 September 30, 2020. 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.11/27/2020350.72 KB
Council ApprovedA list of zoning bylaw amendments that have been approved by Council and are awaiting consolidation into the current zoning bylaw.11/27/20201.20 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 611/27/202095.25 KB
General Agricultural (A2)Section 7 11/27/2020280.41 KB
Agri-Business (AB) Section 86/29/201646.11 KB
Rural Residential (RR)Section 98/24/2020162.21 KB
Residential Existing Lot (RE)Section 1011/27/202050.23 KB
Residential Type 1 (R1)Section 1111/27/2020248.99 KB
Residential Type 2 (R2)Section 128/24/202046.13 KB
Residential Type 3 (R3)Section 138/24/2020162.78 KB
VillageSection 146/29/201637.61 KB
Central Commercial (CC)Section 156/29/201632.41 KB
Highway Commercial (HC) Section 168/24/2020242.78 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

Schedules

 TitleDescriptionSize
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 5-21-02 - Ronald Marshall

Application for Zone Change
Pt Lt 5, Conc. 7 (West Zorra)
455259 / 455251 45th Line


ZN 5-21-01 - Hogg Excavating & Construction Ltd.

Application for Zone Change
Pt Lt 22 Conc. 1 (North Dorchester), PTS 1-3, 41R9966
143 (145) Brock St


B21-17-5; A21-03-5 - Ronald William Shewan

Application for Consent & Minor Variance
Lots 7 & 8, West Elgin Street, Registered Plan 134
Municipal Address: 86 Union Street, Embro


B20-89-5 - Margaret Wilson

Application for Consent|
Lot 4, Conc. 5 (Embro)
Municipal Address:  415239 41st Line


B20-82-5 - Jane Catherine Gras

Application for Consent
Part Lot 24, Conc. 9 (East Nissouri)
Municipal Address:  136462 13th Line


ZN 5-20-10 - Peter H. Vink Real Estate Ltd

Application for Zone Change
Part Lot 20, Conc. 1 (North Oxford)
684254 Road 68


B20-56-5 & ZN 5-20-09 - David Clendinning & Christian Specht

Application for Consent & Zone Change
Part Lot 21, Conccession 5 (North Dorchester)
602814 Road 60


ZN 5-20-07 - Gerald & Janice McDonald

Application for Zone Change
Pt Lt 13, Conc. 3 (North Oxford)
334652 33rd Line


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)


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