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Development Applications

All development applications within Oxford County require an application to be submitted either to your local area municipal office or the Oxford County offices in Woodstock.

Planning staff are available to answer questions regarding your proposal and it is advised that you speak with them prior to submitting your application. Please refer to the information sheet attached to the application forms for information required when submitting your application.

New developments may be subject to development charges, in accordance with the County and Area Municipal Development Charges By-Laws.


The County Community Improvement Plan is a tool used to help leverage development and rehabilitation of lands, buildings and infrastructure in recognized core areas of the County. Financial incentives are made available for property and business owners to improve the aesthetics and functionality of their buildings, increasing their longevity while improving economic prospects for the downtown areas and village cores of Oxford County. Read the County's Community Improvement Plan here.

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Use the map below to select the respective Municipality and choose the appropriate link for information

County of Oxford Applications

Subdividing a property (Plan of Subdivision, Consent, Part Lot Control)

Properties can be divided by a Plan of Subdivision, Consent or Severance (maximum 5 lots at one time) or by Part Lot Control.

Each type of application requires a formal submission to be made to the County of Oxford.


Official Plan Amendment

This application is required when a change in land use designation or a change to the Official Plan policies affecting a particular property or area is being requested.


Plan of Condominium

This application is required when developing a plan of condominium or conversion of rental housing to condominium ownership.

For more information on these application types please visit MMAH Land Use Planning.

Area Municipal Applications

Change a property's use (Rezoning)

If you want to use or develop a property in a way that is not currently permitted by the Zoning By-Law, a zoning by-law amendment, also known as a zone change or rezoning, is required.


Requesting a Minor Variance

This application is required when applying for specific relief from one or more of the Zoning By-Law provisions e.g. yard setbacks, parking etc. on a property.


Site Plan Control / Approval

This application is required for permission to conduct site work or construct/expand buildings or structures on a property. (Some exceptions for residential and agricultural uses and minor expansions may apply.)

Area Municipal Zoning By-Laws

A zoning by-law controls the use of land in your community. It states exactly:

  • how land may be used
  • where buildings and other structures can be located
  • the types of buildings that are permitted and how they may be used
  • the lot sizes and dimensions, parking requirements, building heights and setbacks from the street.

For more information on the zoning by-law or the zoning by-law amendment process please use the map below to select the respective Area Municipality or visit the MMAH Land Use Planning: Zoning-Bylaws for more general information.

Development by Municipality

    Oxford County

    View/Download the following development documents and forms for Oxford County by clicking on the section titles.

    Plans, By-laws & Guidelines

    Various County plans, by-laws and procedures/guidelines relevant to land use are listed here.


    Application Forms

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


    Application Notices and Reports

    All active development applications in the area municipalities are listed here, along with their associated notices and reports.


    Development Charges

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


    Township of Blandford Blenheim

    View/Download the following development documents and forms for Oxford County by clicking on the section titles.

    Zoning By-laws & Schedules

    Zoning By-Law controls the use of land by dividing the municipality into different land use zones with detailed maps


    Application Forms

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


    Application Notices and Reports

    All active development applications in the area municipalities are listed here, along with their associated notices and reports.


    Development Charges

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


    Township of East Zorra-Tavistock

    View/Download the following development documents and forms for Oxford County by clicking on the section titles.

    Zoning By-laws & Schedules

    Zoning By-Law controls the use of land by dividing the municipality into different land use zones with detailed maps


    Application Forms

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


    Application Notices and Reports

    All active development applications in the area municipalities are listed here, along with their associated notices and reports.


    Development Charges

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


    Town of Ingersoll

    View/Download the following development documents and forms for Oxford County by clicking on the section titles.

    Zoning By-laws & Schedules

    Zoning By-Law controls the use of land by dividing the municipality into different land use zones with detailed maps


    Application Forms

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


    Application Notices and Reports

    All active development applications in the area municipalities are listed here, along with their associated notices and reports.


    Development Charges

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


    Township of Norwich

    View/Download the following development documents and forms for Oxford County by clicking on the section titles.

    Zoning By-laws & Schedules

    Zoning By-Law controls the use of land by dividing the municipality into different land use zones with detailed maps


    Application Forms

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


    Application Notices and Reports

    All active development applications in the area municipalities are listed here, along with their associated notices and reports.


    Development Charges

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


    Township of South West Oxford

    View/Download the following development documents and forms for Oxford County by clicking on the section titles.

    Zoning By-laws & Schedules

    Zoning By-Law controls the use of land by dividing the municipality into different land use zones with detailed maps


    Application Forms

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


    Application Notices and Reports

    All active development applications in the area municipalities are listed here, along with their associated notices and reports.


    Development Charges

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


    Town of Tillsonburg

    View/Download the following development documents and forms for Oxford County by clicking on the section titles.

    Zoning By-laws & Schedules

    Zoning By-Law controls the use of land by dividing the municipality into different land use zones with detailed maps


    Application Forms

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


    Application Notices and Reports

    All active development applications in the area municipalities are listed here, along with their associated notices and reports.


    Development Charges

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


    Township of Zorra

    View/Download the following development documents and forms for Oxford County by clicking on the section titles.

    Zoning By-laws & Schedules

    Zoning By-Law controls the use of land by dividing the municipality into different land use zones with detailed maps


    Application Forms

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


    Application Notices and Reports

    All active development applications in the area municipalities are listed here, along with their associated notices and reports.


    Development Charges

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


    City of Woodstock

    View/Download the following development documents and forms for Oxford County by clicking on the section titles.

    Zoning By-laws & Schedules

    Zoning By-Law controls the use of land by dividing the municipality into different land use zones with detailed maps


    Application Forms

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


    Application Notices and Reports

    All active development applications in the area municipalities are listed here, along with their associated notices and reports.


    Development Charges

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