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Township of Norwich

Township of Norwich Zoning By-Law No. 07-2003-Z

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

The Township of Norwich 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.5/24/2018364.77 KB
Council ApprovedA list of zoning bylaw amendments that have been approved by Council and are awaiting consolidation into the current zoning bylaw.5/3/20188.05 MB
Application, Administration, Enforcement Section 16/29/201613.83 KB
Interpretation Section 26/29/201618.38 KB
ZonesSection 36/29/201610.96 KB
DefinitionsSection 46/29/2016319.91 KB
General Provisions Section 56/29/2016322.26 KB
Limited Agricultural (A1) Section 66/29/2016140.17 KB
General Agricultural (A2) Section 76/29/2016263.84 KB
Agri-Business (AB)Section 86/29/2016330.33 KB
Rural Residential (RR) Section 91/16/2017102.46 KB
Residential Existing Lot (RE)Section 10 6/29/201671.43 KB
Residential Type 1 (R1) Section 116/29/2016244.08 KB
Residential Type 2 (R2)Section 126/29/201656.79 KB
Residential Type 3 (R3) Section 136/29/2016139.19 KB
Village (V) Section 146/29/201643.85 KB
Central Commercial (CC)Section 156/29/201635.69 KB
Highway Commercial (HC) Section 166/29/201640.12 KB
Restricted Industrial (MR) Section 176/29/201649.94 KB
General Industrial (MG) Section 186/29/201645.63 KB
Aggregate Industrial (ME) Section 196/29/201620.31 KB
Development (D) Section 206/29/2016276.94 KB
Institutional (I)Section 216/29/201630.64 KB
Recreational (REC) Section 226/29/201635.94 KB
Open Space (OS) Section 236/29/201624.97 KB
Approval Section 246/29/20167.39 KB


Key MapsSchedule A621.46 KB
Site Plan RegisterSchedule B 5.20 KB
Parking Space RequirementsSchedule C58.25 KB
Airport Height RestrictionsSchedule D89.46 KB
Groundwater Recharge Areas and Aquatic Habitat ProSchedule E 1.00 MB

Application Fees

Note: There has been an increase in the fees for 2019. 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 Norwich Application Forms

Oxford County Woodland Conservation By-Law Form

Township of Norwich Application Notices and Reports

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

SB 19-03-3 & ZN 3-19-04 - Estate of Iva Leah Zimmer (Fred Zimmer)

Applications for Draft Plan of Subdivision and Zone Change
PART 2, 41R2441, except 41R4315 & 41R4372
John Street South

B18-88-3; ZN3-18-26 - Stubbe's Property Development Inc.

Application for Consent & Zone Change
Part Lot 6, Conc. 5 (North Norwich)
Municipal Address:  54 Main Street East, Norwich

B18-87-3 - Marjorie & Linda Weeda

Application for Consent
Part Lot 6, Conc. 5 (North Norwich)
Municipal Address:  52 Main Street East, Norwich

ZN 3-19-02 - Everest Estate Homes Inc.

Application for Zone Change
PARTS 2 & 3, 41R9370
208-210 Main St E

SB 19-01-3 - 2029547 Ontario Ltd.

Application for Draft Plan of Subdivision
Part Lot 560, Plan 955, being Parts 2-4, 41R9337
Delong Dr.

B19-06-3; ZN 3-19-01 - William & Cindy Ficht

Applications for Consent and Zone Change
Part Lot 5, Concession 7 (East Oxford)
445840 Gunn's Hill Rd

OP 18-12-3; ZN 3-18-23 - Veranda Property Investments Inc.

Applications for Official Plan Amendment and Zone Change
Lot 293 & 341, Plan 745
8 Elgin St W

B18-81-3 - John Ryksen Electric Ltd.

Application for Consent
Part Lot 561, Plan 955, Part 3, 41R9434
12 & 14 Delong Dr

B18-71-3 - Rykdale Farms Inc.

Application for Consent
Pt Lt 17, Conc. 4 (North Norwich)
345234 Quaker St

B18-43-3 - Rick's Carpet Ltd. & B18-53-3 - Tri-Star Auctions Ltd.

Applications for Consent
Part Lot 7, Concession 5 (North Norwich), being Part 1, 41R9400 &
Part Lot 7, Concession 5 (North Norwich), being Part 1, 41R8072 & Part 2 41R9400
773114 Highway 59 & 773112 Highway 59

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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

Municipal By-Laws

5578-2014 County Wide Development Charge Bylaw (PDF)
5583-2014 Norwich Area Specific Development Charge Bylaw (PDF)

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:

  • General Government
  • Library Services
  • Land Ambulance
  • Administration Building
  • Roads and Related
  • Water
  • Wastewater

Development Activity

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