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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.4/17/2018820.40 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

B18-18-8 & B18-19-8 - 464030 Ontario Inc.

Applications for Consent
Part Lot 14, Plan 1626
Municipal Address:  1491 Parkinson Road

SB 18-01-8 & ZN 8-18-02 - Tru-Built Construction Inc.

Applciations for Draft Plan of Subdivision and Zone Change
Lot 59, Plan 680
565 Mill St

B18-06-8 & B18-07-8 - Jemby Properties Inc. & Justin Byers

Application for Consent
Part Lot 11, West of Brock St, Block C, Plan 52
66 Brock St

ZN 8-18-01 - 2323419 Ontario Inc.

Application for Zone Change
2323419 Ontario Inc.
560 Norwich Ave

B18-01-8 - Alex & Amanda Marple

Application for Consent
Part Lot 2, Plan 63
688 Henry St

B17-76-8 - William & Maria Petrik

Application for Consent
Part Lot 13, west side of Mill St, Plan 86, Part 1, 41R9435
386 Mill St

B17-74-8; ZN 8-17-25 - Don & Debby Klemp

Applications for Consent and Zone Change
Part Lot 7, e/s Finkle St, Plan 47
83 Finkle St

SB 17-07-8 - 2593636 Ontario Inc.

Application for Draft Plan of Subdivision
Part Lot 15, 17 & 18, Plan 1600, Part 1, 41R8748
Lampman Place

B17-68-8 - Amer Cengic

Application for Consent
Part Lot 28, Plan 212
205 Victoria St S

B17-38-8; B17-39-8: B17-40-8; ZN 8-17-12 - Tecumseh Road Woodstock Inc.

Application for Consent and Zone Change
Lt 66-84, 91-115, 121-133 Plan 336; Pt Lt 1-4, 85-86, 116-120 Plan 336; Pt Lt 168C, 169C, 170C, Plan 293; Pt Athletic Ave, Plan 293 as closed by A93009; Pt First St, Marion Ave, Plan 336; Part First St, Plan 293 as closed by A57583
303 Tecumseh St

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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

Subdivision Activity

These maps show the status of residential subdivision 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
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