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Township of Zorra Zoning By-Law No. 35-99

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

The Township of Zorra 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.7/19/2018270.97 KB
Council ApprovedA list of zoning bylaw amendments that have been approved by Council and are awaiting consolidation into the current zoning bylaw.5/13/201920.11 MB
Application, Administration, EnforcementSection 16/29/201617.64 KB
Interpretation Section 2 6/29/201618.35 KB
ZonesSection 36/29/201611.60 KB
DefinitionsSection 46/29/20162.77 MB
General ProvisionsSection 56/29/2016377.79 KB
Limited Agricultural (A1)Section 61/16/201744.95 KB
General Agricultural (A2)Section 7 6/29/2016241.67 KB
Agri-Business (AB) Section 86/29/201646.11 KB
Rural Residential (RR)Section 96/29/2016171.82 KB
Residential Existing Lot (RE)Section 106/29/201626.59 KB
Residential Type 1 (R1)Section 116/29/2016187.41 KB
Residential Type 2 (R2)Section 126/29/201621.65 KB
Residential Type 3 (R3)Section 136/29/201639.25 KB
VillageSection 146/29/201637.61 KB
Central Commercial (CC)Section 156/29/201632.41 KB
Highway Commercial (HC) Section 166/29/201644.17 KB
Restricted Industrial (MR)Section 176/29/201633.41 KB
General Industrial (MG)Section 186/29/201628.14 KB
Disposal Industrial (MD)Section 196/29/201618.36 KB
Aggregate Industrial (ME)Section 20 6/29/201633.67 KB
Quarry Industrial (MQ)Section 216/29/201622.80 KB
Airfield Industrial (MA)Section 226/29/201616.96 KB
Development (D) Section 236/29/201628.81 KB
Institutional (I) Section 246/29/201628.90 KB
Recreational (REC)Section 256/29/201623.48 KB
Open Space (OS)Section 26 6/29/201662.86 KB
Approval Section 27 6/29/201611.80 KB


Key MapsSchedule A670.13 KB
Parking Space RequirementsSchedule C56.75 KB
Groundwater Recharge Areas and Aquatic Habitat ProSchedule D 915.41 KB
Accessible Parking StandardsSchedule E45.37 KB

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 Zorra Application Forms

Oxford County Woodland Conservation By-Law Form

Application Notices and Reports

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

B19-24-5 James Cooper

Application for Severance 
E 1/2 Lot 8 & SE 1/2 Lot 9, Concession 1 (West Zorra)
315495 31st Line

B19-25-5 & ZN 5-19-05 - Howe Farms (Ontario) Ltd. & Gordon & Cheryl Howe

Applications for Consent and Zone Change
Part Lot 7, Concession 5 (West Zorra)
415397 41st Line

OP 19-05-5 & ZN 5-19-04 - 1336568 Ontario Inc.

Applications for Official Plan Amendment & Zone Change
Part Lot 21, Concession 1 (North Dorchester), being PARTS 1 & 2, 41R2740
249 Dundas St W

ZN 5-19-03 - Bauke & Emily Bottema

Application for Zone Change
Part Lot 31, Concession 8 (East Nissouri)
136867 13th Line

B19-10-5 - Bushwalker Farm Ltd. & Leendert & Bregtje Boogerd

Application for Consent
Part Lot 11, Conc. 7 (West Zorra)
Municipal Address:  435620 43rd Line

ZN 5-19-02 - Nassau-Lee Farms & Stefan Pelkmans

Application for Zone Change
Part Lot 25, Concession 10 (East Nissouri), except PART 1, 41R5596
196517 19th Line

ZN 5-19-01 - Eric Madsen & Jennifer Mezenberg

Application for Zone Change
Part Lot 2, Concession 10 (East Nissouri), being PART 2, 41R3147
234 Allen St

OP 18-06-5; SB 18-09-5; ZN 5-18-13 - Thames Valley Resources Corp. (Mimadala Holdings Inc.)

Applications for Official Plan Amendment, Draft Plan of Subdivision and Zone Change
Part Lot 20, Concession 1 (North Dorchester), being Part 1, 41R7113 S & E, except Part 10, 41R7989 & Part 1, 41R7990
154889 15th Line (Banner Sideroad)

OP 18-03-5; ZN 5-18-07; SB 18-05-5 - John & Susanne Langlois

Applications for Official Plan Amendment, Zone Change and Draft Plan of Subdivision
Part Lot 11, Concession 4 (West Zorra)
375653 37th Line

B15-41-5; ZN 5-15-09 - 2341066 Ontario Limited

Consent and Zone Change
Part Lot 12, Concession 8 (East Nissouri)
Municipal Address:  5710 & 5714 Cobble Hills Road

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 2018

Municipal By-Laws

5578-2014 County Wide Development Charge Bylaw (PDF)
5582-2014 Thamesford 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

Studies & Reports

Township of Zorra Design Guidelines

Township of Zorra Design Guidelines
Date Released: August 2013

Development Activity

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