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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, 2017. 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.8/24/2020306.01 KB
Council ApprovedA list of zoning bylaw amendments that have been approved by Council and are awaiting consolidation into the current zoning bylaw.8/24/20202.53 MB
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 61/16/201791.92 KB
General Agricultural (A2)Section 7 8/24/2020242.66 KB
Agri-Business (AB) Section 86/29/201646.11 KB
Rural Residential (RR)Section 98/24/2020162.21 KB
Residential Existing Lot (RE)Section 106/29/201626.59 KB
Residential Type 1 (R1)Section 118/24/2020188.03 KB
Residential Type 2 (R2)Section 128/24/202046.13 KB
Residential Type 3 (R3)Section 138/24/2020162.78 KB
VillageSection 146/29/201637.61 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


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

B20-56-5 & ZN 5-20-09 - David Clendinning & Christian Specht

Application for Consent & Zone Change
Part Lot 21, Conccession 5 (North Dorchester)
602814 Road 60

B20-34-5 - 2487045 Ontario Inc.

Application for Consent
Part Lot 21, Conc. 1 (East Nissouri)
Municipal Address:  682810 Road 68, Thamesford

ZN 5-20-08 - Betty Ann Pickering

Application for Zone Change
Part Lots 18-20, Plan 61
923264 Road 92

B20-18-5 & B20-19-5 - James W. Shewan

Applications for Consent
Part Lot 1 and Lots 2-4, west of Elgin St., Plan 134
Municipal Address: 121, 123, 125 & 127 Elgin Street, Embro

B20-07-5; A20-01-5 & B20-08-5; A20-02-5 - Ronald W. Shewan

Applications for Consent & Minor Variance
Lots 9 & 10, west of Elgin Street, Plan 134
Municipal Address:  86 Union Street, Embro

B20-06-5 - Betty Ann Pickering

Application for Consent
Part Lot 18, Lots 19 & 20, Plan 61 (East Nissouri)
Municipal Address:  923264 Road 92

B19-103-5; A19-18-5 - Estate of Bernice Robinson

Application for Consent & Minor Variance
Part Lots 29 & 30, Conc. 2 (West Zorra)
Municipal Address:  316828 31st Line

B20-09-5 - John MacMillan

Application for Consent
Part Lot 8, Conc. 4 (North Oxford)
Lot 46, Plan 89
Municipal Address:  17 Ellen Street

ZN 5-20-07 - Gerald & Janice McDonald

Application for Zone Change
Pt Lt 13, Conc. 3 (North Oxford)
334652 33rd Line

B19-89-5 - Tom Thomson Motors Ltd.

Application for Consent
Lt 1, E of Huron St, Pt Lt 1, S of Kincardine St, Plan 164
142 Huron 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
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