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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 March 31, 2021. 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.6/9/2021180.32 KB
Council ApprovedA list of zoning bylaw amendments that have been approved by Council and are awaiting consolidation into the current zoning bylaw.6/9/202190.03 KB
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 58/27/2019377.83 KB
Limited Agricultural (A1)Section 66/9/2021100.55 KB
General Agricultural (A2)Section 7 11/27/2020280.41 KB
Agri-Business (AB) Section 86/29/201646.11 KB
Rural Residential (RR)Section 98/24/2020162.21 KB
Residential Existing Lot (RE)Section 1011/27/202050.23 KB
Residential Type 1 (R1)Section 116/9/2021219.59 KB
Residential Type 2 (R2)Section 128/24/202046.13 KB
Residential Type 3 (R3)Section 136/9/2021168.30 KB
VillageSection 146/9/202181.34 KB
Central Commercial (CC)Section 156/29/201632.41 KB
Highway Commercial (HC) Section 168/24/2020242.78 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 8/27/2019138.04 KB
Quarry Industrial (MQ)Section 216/29/201622.80 KB
Airfield Industrial (MA)Section 226/29/201616.96 KB
Development (D) Section 238/27/201938.79 KB
Institutional (I) Section 246/29/201628.90 KB
Recreational (REC)Section 258/27/201953.00 KB
Open Space (OS)Section 26 6/29/201662.86 KB
Approval Section 27 6/29/201611.80 KB

Schedules

 TitleDescriptionSize
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

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


ZN 5-22-05 - Thames Valley Resources Corporation

Application for Zone Change
Pt Lt 20, Conc. 1 (North Dorchester), Pt 1, 41R10157
662787 Rd 66


ZN 5-22-04 - Thames Valley Resources Corporation

Application for Zone Change
Pt Lt 23, Conc. 6 (North Dorchester)
582950 Rd 58


B22-10-5 - 2487045 Ontario Inc.

Application for Consent
Part Lot 21, Concession 1 
682810 Road 68


B21-121-5 - Peter Vaianisi

Application for Consent
Part Lot 30, Concession 2 (West Zorra)
575 Victoria Street 


ZN 5-22-02 - Amy & Scott Lichti

Application for Zone Change
Pt Lt 28, Conc. 4 (West Zorra)
376707 37th Line


ZN 5-22-01 - Township of Zorra

Application for Zone Change
Township Wide


ZN5-21-16 - Hogg Excavating & Construction Ltd.

Application for Zone Change
Part Lots 5, 6 & 7, Park Lot 6, Plan 45, Part Lot 22, Con 1 (North Dorchester)
183 Brock Street, Thamesford


OP 21-14-5 - Land Advisory Inc. (Ronald Wilson)

Application for Official Plan Amendment
North 1/2 of Lot 20, Concession 1 (North Dorchester), Parts 1-2, Plan 41R-1677 & 438279
682776 Road 68, Thamesford


ZN 5-21-06 - Margaret Wilson (Gordon Howe)

Application for Zone Change
Part Lot 4, Concession 5 
415239 41st Line, Embro


ZN 5-21-04 - Township of Zorra

Application for Zone Change
Part of Lot 1, Plan 140
113 George Street

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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

 Who Pays For Growth
Development Charges Fact Sheet
Municipal Development Charges
Development Charges Annual Report 2018

Municipal By-Laws

6121-2019 County Wide Development Charge By-law
6127-2019 Thamesford Area Specific Development Charge By-law

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:

  • Library 
  • Land Ambulance
  • Administration
  • Waste Diversion
  • 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