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Official Plan

Official Plan

Policies that guide and manage land use
and resources within Oxford

Land Use & Development

Development, and changes in use, of land within Oxford County may require submission of a Planning application to either your Area Municipality or the County. Planning staff are available to answer questions related to the use or development of your land. It is advised that you speak with your local Area Municipal Planner prior to submitting an application.

Note that new development may be subject to development charges, in accordance with the County Development Charges By-law and/or the Area Municipal Development Charges By-law.

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Land Use Information & Development

Please refer to the information sheet attached to the application. 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.)


Oxford County Official Plan

The Official Plan document includes a vision, goals, and policy direction to guide and manage the use of land. For more information visit the Official Plan page.

Visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs Citizens’ Guide to Official Plans for more general information.

Area Municipal Zoning By-laws

The zoning-bylaw is the primary document controlling the use of land in your community. It states how specifically land may be used, where buildings can locate, and sets out other development standards applicable to a particular municipality within the County, such as parking requirements and building heights. To access the zoning by-law, please use the map below to select the respective Area Municipality.

Visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs Citizens’ Guide to Zoning By-laws for more general information.

Community Improvement Plans

A Community Improvement Plan (CIP) 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. In addition to the County CIP, most Area Municipalities in Oxford County also have their own Community Improvement Plans.

Available Resources by Municipality


Municipalities

Use the map or select from the list below to see the available resources per Municipality

  • Oxford County
    Plans, By-Laws & Guidelines, Application notices & reports, Application forms, Development charges
  • Blandford-Blenheim
    Zoning By-laws & Schedules, Application notices & reports, Application forms, Development charges, Subdivision Activity
  • East Zorra-Tavistock
    Zoning By-laws & Schedules, Application notices & reports, Application forms, Development charges, Subdivision Activity
  • Norwich
    Zoning By-laws & Schedules, Application notices & reports, Application forms, Development charges, Subdivision Activity
  • South-West Oxford
    Zoning By-laws & Schedules, Application notices & reports, Application forms, Development charges, Subdivision Activity
  • Zorra
    Zoning By-laws & Schedules, Application notices & reports, Application forms, Development charges, Subdivision Activity, Studies
  • Ingersoll
    Zoning By-laws & Schedules, Application notices & reports, Application forms, Development charges, Subdivision Activity, Studies
  • Tillsonburg
    Zoning By-laws & Schedules, Application notices & reports, Application forms, Development charges, Subdivision Activity, Studies
  • Woodstock
    Zoning By-laws & Schedules, Application notices & reports, Application forms, Development charges, Subdivision Activity, Studies