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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, 2016. For up to date information on a specific property, please contact the Planner for the area municipality.

 TitleDescriptionModified DateSize
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 56/29/2016146.55 KB
Limited Agricultural (A1)Section 61/16/201744.95 KB
General Agricultural (A2)Section 7 6/29/201682.19 KB
Agri-Business (AB) Section 86/29/201646.11 KB
Rural Residential (RR)Section 96/29/201646.51 KB
Residential Existing Lot (RE)Section 106/29/201626.59 KB
Residential Type 1 (R1)Section 116/29/2016155.54 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 2017. 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

OP 17-08-5 - Anne Wullms

Application for Official Plan Amendment
Part Lot 22, Concession 3 (North Dorchester)
Road 64

B17-52-5; A17-07-5 - Kenneth Haworth & Marta Rozman

Application for Consent and MInor Variance
Part Lot 27, Concession 2 (West Zorra)
316632 31st Line

B17-42-5; ZN 5-17-07 - William & Trudy Henderson

Application for Consent and Zone Change
Part Lot 12, Concession 9 (East Nissiouri)
135714 13th Line

ZN 5-17-08 - 588922 Ontario Inc.

Application for Zone Change
Part Lot 1, Concession 9 (East Nissiouri)
682741 Road 68

ZN 5-17-05 - 2374437 Ontario Inc.

Application for Zone Change
Multiple lots on Plan 41R-9135;
specifically proposed lots 7-12
on draft plan of subdivision
Municipal Address: 78 James Street

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 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

Subdivision Activity

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