Oxford County Public Health works with area municipalities in Oxford County and the Community & Strategic Planning department to review applications for minor variances.
Property owners may need to apply for a minor variance when considering an addition or construction of a new building on the property. Once Oxford County Public Health receives an application, a public health inspector will determine if a review of the on-site sewage system is necessary.
A comparison of the existing system and the proposal is made to determine if the system will be adequate and that clearance distances are met. Please contact the Planning Department at 519-539-9800 | 1-800-755-0394 for further details and for all necessary application forms.
Zoning bylaw amendments
Oxford County Public Health & Emergency Services works with area municipalities in Oxford County and the Community & Strategic Planning department to review zoning bylaw amendments. When a construction project involves a new building or changes to an existing building, which is not in agreement with a zoning bylaw, an amendment is required. If a new sewage system is proposed, the property owner must submit an application to ensure the proposed construction of any sewage system complies with the Ontario Building Code. Please contact the Planning Department at 519-539-9800 for further details.
In cases where an existing sewage system services the building, a performance review application is required. A public health inspector will review the application and advise the municipality of any concerns.