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2016 Application Fees

Note:  There has been an increase in the fees for 2016.  Please check the current fee schedule prior to submission of your application.

County of Oxford - Static Forms
County of Oxford - Online Forms
(Use these forms when completing them electronically using Adobe Acrobat/Reader)
Approval Authorities

The Area Municipalities are the approval authority for zoning by-law amendments, site plan control and minor variances.  Please choose the appropriate link from the Municipal map found here.

County of Oxford Official Plan

County-Wide Application Notices and Reports

OP 16-07-9 - County of Oxford

Official Plan Amendment
Text Amendment - Resource Extraction Policies

OP 16-04-9 - County of Oxford

Official Plan Amendment
General text amendments relating to municipal services

OP 15-08-9 - County of Oxford

Official Plan Amendment
County Development Strategy and Waste Management Policies

Official Plan - 5 Year Review

The County of Oxford in 2008 initiated a mandatory 5 year review of the County Official Plan. The Planning Act, RSO 1990, requires that a municipality revises its Official Plan a minimum of once every 5 years, as required to ensure that it conforms to Provincial Plans, has regard for matters of Provincial interest and is consistent with Provincial Policy Statements and that policies relating to areas of employment are confirmed or amended. The Planning Act requires that a special public meeting of Council be held to provide information on the 5 year Official Plan Review process and to receive public input. This meeting also served to initiate the Official Plan review process, which is anticipated to take approximately three years to complete. The geographic scope of the review includes all lands within Oxford County.

Development charges

In addition to the County Development Charges, most area municipalities in Oxford County also have Development Charges by-laws which can be found on the individual Municipal pages.

Development Charges Annual Report 2015

Development Charges Fact Sheet, updated April 2016

5578-2014 County Wide 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