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City of Woodstock Zoning By-law No. 8626-10

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

The City of Woodstock 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
Council ApprovedA list of zoning bylaw amendments that have been approved by Council and are awaiting consolidation into the current zoning bylaw.5/3/2018832.08 KB
Final ApprovedA list of all zoning bylaw amendments that have been consolidated into the current zoning bylaw.4/17/2018219.93 KB
Title, Application, Administration & EnforcementSection 16/29/201615.96 KB
DefinitionsSection 26/29/2016213.49 KB
Interpretation and SchedulesSection 36/29/201620.33 KB
ZonesSection 46/29/201611.79 KB
General ProvisionsSection 56/29/2016507.65 KB
Residential Type 1 (R1)Section 66/29/201655.35 KB
Residential Type 2 (R2)Section 76/29/2016271.39 KB
Residential Type 3 (R3)Section 8 1/16/2017297.32 KB
Residential Type 4 (R4) Section 96/29/2016177.65 KB
Historical District (HD)Section 10 6/29/201621.84 KB
Local Commercial (C1)Section 116/29/201671.01 KB
Shopping Centre Commercial (C2)Section 126/29/201631.60 KB
Entrepreneurial District (C3) Section 131/16/201727.99 KB
Highway Commercial (C4)Section 141/16/2017495.25 KB
Central Commercial (C5)Section 151/16/2017320.33 KB
Regional Commercial (C6)Section 161/16/201751.61 KB
Prestige Industrial (M1)Section 17 1/16/2017307.70 KB
Restricted Industrial (M2)Section 186/29/201628.58 KB
General Industrial (M3) Section 196/29/2016350.13 KB
Transitional Industrial (M4)Section 20 6/29/201654.85 KB
Neighbourhood Institutional (NI)Section 216/29/201625.02 KB
Community Facility (CF) Section 226/29/2016290.98 KB
Passive Open Space (OS1) Section 236/29/201615.42 KB
Active Open Space (OS2)Section 246/29/2016148.72 KB
Environmental Protection 1 (EP1)Section 256/29/201616.37 KB
Environmental Protection 2 (EP2)Section 266/29/201619.58 KB
Future Development (FD)Section 276/29/201629.34 KB
Planned Unit Development (PUD)Section 281/16/201727.48 KB
Agricultural (AG)Section 296/29/201622.43 KB
Approval Section 306/29/2016238.22 KB


Key MapsSchedule A695.54 KB
Arterial Road Designation PlanSchedule B343.22 KB
Parking Space and Parking Aisle Requirement PlanSchedule C-136.90 KB
Parking Space and Parking Aisle Requirement PlanSchedule C-229.94 KB
Parking & Loading Space Reductions and ExemptionsSchedule D299.36 KB
Reduction & Exemption Plan - Misc. ProvisionsSchedule E39.24 KB
Temporary Use By-LawsSchedule F78.56 KB
Minister's Zoning OrderSchedule G8.78 KB
Accessible Parking StandardsSchedule H45.57 KB

Application Fees

Note: There has been an increase in the fees for 2018. 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

Oxford County Woodland Conservation By-Law Form

Application Notices and Reports

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

SB 18-10-8; ZN 8-18-16 - City of Woodstock

Applications for Draft Plan of Subdivision and Zone Change
Part Lots 15 & 16, Concession 2 (East Oxford) being Parts 1, 2, 6 & 7, 41R7665
1319 Patullo Ave / 545189 Patullo Ave

ZN 8-18-13 - Karicin Construction (Woodstock) Ltd.

Application for Zone Change
Part Lot 12, Concession 1 (East Oxford), being Parts 1 & 2, 41R1577
714976 Oxford Rd 4

ZN 8-18-11 - 2072627 Ontario Inc.

Application for Zone Change
Lots 40-52 & Block 60, Plan 41M336
193 - 241 Tamarack Dr.

OP 18-07-8; ZN 8-18-10 - PICI Investments Inc.

Applications for Official Plan Amendment and Zone Change
Part Lot 10, Plan 1613, being Parts 1 & 4, 41R6920
140 / 160 Ferguson Dr

B18-36-8 - M. Grover Services Inc.

Application for Consent & Easement
Part Lots 6 & 8, Lot 7, Block B, Plan 76
Municipal Address:  579-581 Dundas Street

CD 18-05-8 - Sarah Properties Ltd

Application for Condominium Exemption
Part Lot 17, Concession 2 (Blandford), being Part 1, 41R9583
1023 Devonshire Ave

ZN 8-18-08 - City of Woodstock

Application for Zone Change
Part Lot 14, Concession 1 (Blandford)
Woodall Way

SB 18-04-8 & ZN 8-18-07 - 1904968 Ontario Inc.

Applications for Draft Plan of Subdivision and Zone Change
Part Lot 19, Plan 1600, designated as Parts 1 & 2, 41R8447
Lampman Place

ZN 8-18-04 - County of Oxford (Courthouse Square)

Application for Zone Change
Lots 6-10, w/s Graham Street, Plan 10
Municipal Address:  75 Graham Street

ZN 8-18-06 - Thames Developments (IX) Inc.

Application for Zone Change
Part Lot 13, Concession 1 (Blandford)
Municipal Address:  23 Bonds Corner Road

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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 Annual Report

Development Charges Annual Report 2017
Development Charges Fact Sheet, updated April 2018


Municipal By-Laws

5578-2014 County Wide Development Charge Bylaw (PDF)
5579-2014 Woodstock Area Specific Development Charge Bylaw (PDF)


Municipal Development Charges

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

About Community Planning

Community Planning involves reviewing development proposals and using planning tools to help balance social and economic interests while preserving and protecting the natural assets of our community.

Contact Us

Oxford County
21 Reeve Street, P.O. Box 1614
Woodstock, Ontario, N4S 7Y3
Fax: 519-537-1053