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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 March 31, 2021. 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.6/9/2021180.32 KB
Council ApprovedA list of zoning bylaw amendments that have been approved by Council and are awaiting consolidation into the current zoning bylaw.6/9/202190.03 KB
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 66/9/2021100.55 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 116/9/2021219.59 KB
Residential Type 2 (R2)Section 128/24/202046.13 KB
Residential Type 3 (R3)Section 136/9/2021168.30 KB
VillageSection 146/9/202181.34 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


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 5-21-11 - Greiden Farms Ltd.

Application for Zone Change
Part of Lot 33, Concession 12
237032 23rd Line 

B21-32-5 - Leonard Brown & Kelly Weaver

Application for Consent
Lots 10, 11, & 12, Plan 306
76 Commissioner Street

B21-45-5 & ZN 5-21-07 - 1326502 Ontario Ltd. & Constance Henderson

Application for Consent and Zone Change
Part Lot 1 and Part of Road Allowance, Concession 11 & 12
235042 23rd Line 

OP 21-13-5, SB 21-05-5 & ZN 5-21-08 - Kingwood Riverside Towns Ltd. , Kingwood Riverside Developments Ltd., Twp of Zorra & Agris Co-op Ltd

Applications for Official Plan Amendment, Draft Plan of Subdivision and Zone Change
Park Lots 6, 7 & 8, Plan 45 & Part Lots 22 & 23, Concession 1, Plan 41R-197 & 41R-3608
12 Middleton Street, 131 Brock Street & 159 Brock Street  

ZN 5-21-06 - Margaret Wilson (Gordon Howe)

Application for Zone Change
Part Lot 4, Concession 5 
415239 41st Line, Embro

ZN 5-21-04 - Township of Zorra

Application for Zone Change
Part of Lot 1, Plan 140
113 George Street

ZN 5-21-02 - Ronald Marshall

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

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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