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Township of East Zorra-Tavistock

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Township of East Zorra-Tavistock Zoning By-Law No. 2003-18

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

The Township of East Zorra-Tavistock 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 bylaw.8/15/2020219.64 KB
Final ApprovedA list of all zoning bylaw amendments that have been consolidated into the current zoning bylaw.8/15/2020200.84 KB
Application, Administration, Enforcement Section 1 6/29/201617.08 KB
InterpretationSection 2 6/29/201618.46 KB
ZonesSection 36/29/201611.15 KB
DefinitionsSection 4 6/29/2016282.41 KB
General ProvisionsSection 5 6/29/2016136.37 KB
Limited Agricultural (A1)Section 6 6/29/201643.87 KB
General Agricultural (A2)Section 78/15/2020165.35 KB
Agri-Business (AB)Section 8 8/15/2020196.01 KB
Rural Residential (RR)Section 98/15/2020151.25 KB
Residential Existing Lot (RE)Section 101/10/2019113.28 KB
Estate Residential (ER)Section 11 6/29/201621.44 KB
Residential Type 1 (R1)Section 128/15/2020196.74 KB
Residential Type 2 (R2)Section 138/15/2020132.25 KB
Residential Type 3 (R3)Section 146/29/201636.43 KB
Village (V) Section 15 10/22/2019226.27 KB
Central Commercial (CC)Section 16 6/29/201637.46 KB
Highway Commercial (HC)Section 17 6/29/201638.04 KB
Restricted Industrial (MR)Section 18 6/29/201626.31 KB
General Industrial (MG) Section 19 6/29/2016165.49 KB
Aggregate Industrial (ME)Section 20 6/29/201622.98 KB
Development (D)Section 216/29/201622.21 KB
Institutional (I)Section 228/15/2020117.00 KB
Recreational (REC)Section 231/10/2019136.99 KB
Open Space (OS) Section 246/29/201662.35 KB
ApprovalSection 256/29/20167.23 KB


Groundwater Recharge AreasSchedule C-3349.35 KB
Key Maps Schedule A517.76 KB
Parking Space RequirementsSchedule C-1 and C-2218.63 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 East Zorra-Tavistock Application Forms

Oxford County Woodland Conservation By-Law Application Form

Application Notices & Reports

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

ZN 2-19-19 - Township of East Zorra-Tavistock (Housekeeping)

Application for Zone Change
Township Wide Housekeeping By-Law

ZN 2-20-04 - Neil & Christine Trotter

Application for Zone Change
Pt Day St, Plan 111, Btwn Queen St & James St, PT 5, 41R8974
40 James St

CD 20-01-2 - Majestic Homes ltd.

Application for Exemption from Draft Plan of Condominium (Vacant Land)
Block  6, Plan 41M322
44 Main Street

B20-28-2 - 545758 Ontario Limited

Application for Consent
Part Lots 19-20, Conc. 12; Part Lot 86, Plan 820 (East Zorra)
Municipal Address:  596162 Highway 59

SB 20-03-2 & ZN 2-19-18 - 1187688 Ontario Inc. (Innerkip Meadows)

Application for Draft Plan of Subdivivsion & Zone Change
Block 25, 41M313
99 Main Street

B19-106-2 - 2385434 Ontario Inc.

Application for Consent
Lot 15, E/S John Street, Plan 307
Municipal Address:  52-54 John Street, Tavistock

OP 20-06-2 - Jeff & Tracy Feairs

Application for Official Plan Amendment
Pt Lt 12, Conc 12 (East Zorra)
595714 Hwy 59

B20-11-2 & ZN 2-20-01 - Thomas & Nancy Bender

Application for Consent & Zone Change
Pt Lt 10, Conc. 15 (East Zorra)
675581 16th Line

B19-79-2; A19-13-2 - Adam & Rachel Cave

Application for Consent and Minor Variance
Parcel 6-1, Sect. 111, Pt Lt 9, Conc. 17, Pt Pk Lt 1, Plan 111, d/a PT 2, 41R2466
73 Blandford St

B19-78-2 - Joseph Nemeth

Application for Consent
Lt 26 & Pt Lt 27, e/s Coleman St, Plan 35
177 Coleman 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

 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
6125-2019 Tavistock 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

Develoment Activity

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