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Township of East Zorra-Tavistock

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.1/10/2019872.03 KB
Final ApprovedA list of all zoning bylaw amendments that have been consolidated into the current zoning bylaw.1/10/2019185.64 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 76/29/2016139.50 KB
Agri-Business (AB)Section 8 1/10/2019215.00 KB
Rural Residential (RR)Section 91/16/201736.57 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 121/16/201759.51 KB
Residential Type 2 (R2)Section 136/29/201629.19 KB
Residential Type 3 (R3)Section 146/29/201636.43 KB
Village (V) Section 15 6/29/201640.96 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 226/29/201628.79 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

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 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

B18-80-2 - Robert & Arlene Wettlaufer

Application for Consent
Part Lot 32, Concession 11 (East Zorra)
516930 11th Line

B18-62-2; A18-06-2 - Stephen & Alec Ramseyer

Application for Consent & Minor Variance
Lot 11 & Part Lots 12 & 13, Plan 307; Part Lot 36, Conc. 13 (East Zorra)
Muncipal Address:  16/18 Hope Street, Tavistock

B18-28-2 to B18-31-2 - Elizabeth Halliday & Estate of Bruce Halliday

Applications for Consent
Part Lot 22, Conc. 6 (South Easthope) (East Zorra)
Municipal Address:  85 William Street North

OP 18-04-2; ZN 2-18-10 - 1187688 Ontario Inc.

Applications for Official Plan Amendment and Zone Change
Part Lot 8, Concession 11 (East Zorra), being Part 1 41R7958
595459 Highway 59

ZN 2-18-08 - Schumhaven Farms Ltd.

Application for Zone Change
Part Lot 34, Concession 16 (East Zorra)
677066 16th Line

ZN 2-18-07 - Ryan & Katie Wagler

Application for Zone Change
Part Lot 34, Concession 16 (East Zorra)
677050 16th Line

ZN 2-18-06 - Jeff & Tracy Feairs

Application for Zone Change
Part Lot 12, Concesssion 12 (East Zorra)
595714 Highway 59

B18-20-2 & B18-21-2 - Schumhaven Farms Limited & Russell Schumm

Applications for Consent
Part Lot 34, Conc. 16 (East Zorra)
Municipal Address:  677066 16th Line

OP 18-02-2, ZN 2-18-03; SB 18-03-2 - Gateman Homes

Applications for Official Plan Amendment, Zone Change and Draft Plan of Subdivision
Part Lots 23 & 28, Plan 307
133 & 140 Jacob St E, + vacant lands to the East

ZN 2-17-09 - Donald McKay

Application for Zone Change
Part Lot 15, Conc. 12 (East Zorra)
Municipal Address:  615899 13th Line

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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

Municipal By-Laws

5578-2014 County Wide Development Charge Bylaw (PDF)
5584-2014 Tavistock 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

Develoment Activity

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