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Township of Norwich

Township of Norwich Zoning By-Law No. 07-2003-Z

The provisions and schedules of this by-law control the use of land in the Area Municipality

The Township of Norwich 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.5/24/2018364.77 KB
Council ApprovedA list of zoning bylaw amendments that have been approved by Council and are awaiting consolidation into the current zoning bylaw.5/3/20188.05 MB
Application, Administration, Enforcement Section 16/29/201613.83 KB
Interpretation Section 26/29/201618.38 KB
ZonesSection 36/29/201610.96 KB
DefinitionsSection 46/29/2016319.91 KB
General Provisions Section 56/29/2016322.26 KB
Limited Agricultural (A1) Section 66/29/2016140.17 KB
General Agricultural (A2) Section 76/29/2016263.84 KB
Agri-Business (AB)Section 86/29/2016330.33 KB
Rural Residential (RR) Section 91/16/2017102.46 KB
Residential Existing Lot (RE)Section 10 6/29/201671.43 KB
Residential Type 1 (R1) Section 116/29/2016244.08 KB
Residential Type 2 (R2)Section 126/29/201656.79 KB
Residential Type 3 (R3) Section 136/29/2016139.19 KB
Village (V) Section 146/29/201643.85 KB
Central Commercial (CC)Section 156/29/201635.69 KB
Highway Commercial (HC) Section 166/29/201640.12 KB
Restricted Industrial (MR) Section 176/29/201649.94 KB
General Industrial (MG) Section 186/29/201645.63 KB
Aggregate Industrial (ME) Section 196/29/201620.31 KB
Development (D) Section 206/29/2016276.94 KB
Institutional (I)Section 216/29/201630.64 KB
Recreational (REC) Section 226/29/201635.94 KB
Open Space (OS) Section 236/29/201624.97 KB
Approval Section 246/29/20167.39 KB


Key MapsSchedule A621.46 KB
Site Plan RegisterSchedule B 5.20 KB
Parking Space RequirementsSchedule C58.25 KB
Airport Height RestrictionsSchedule D89.46 KB
Groundwater Recharge Areas and Aquatic Habitat ProSchedule E 1.00 MB

Application Fees

Note: There has been an increase in the fees for 2018. 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 Norwich Application Forms

Oxford County Woodland Conservation By-Law Form

Township of Norwich Application Notices and Reports

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

ZN 3-18-20 - Specialty Vegetable Equipment Inc.

Application for Zone Change
Part Lot 8, Concession 3 (North Norwich), Part 1, 41R5684
345723 Quaker St

ZN 3-18-19 - Eva McMillan

Applciation for Zone Change
Part Lot 1, Concession 11 (South Norwich) Part 2, 41R7720
166086 New Rd

B18-55-3; ZN3-18-15 - Antoinette Parsons & ZN3-18-16- James VanManen

Applications for Consent & Zone Changes
Part Lot 19, Conc. 5 (North Norwich)
Municipal Addresses:  325144, 325148 & 325152 Norwich Road

B18-56-3; ZN3-18-18 - Tom & Marjorie Wilson

Applications for Consent & Zone Change
Part Lot 9, Conc. 7 (East Oxford)
Municipal Address:  734128 Oriel Line

B18-50-3; ZN 3-18-12 - Jacobus & Amanda Van Woerden

Applications for Consent and Zone Change
Part Lot 23, Concession 10 (South Norwich)
184914 Cornell Rd

ZN 3-18-17 - Van L. Farms Ltd.

Application for Zone Change
Part Lot 10, Concession 5 (North Norwich), Parts 1 & 4, 41R5280
285609 Airport Rd

B18-49-3; ZN 3-18-11 - R & R Heleniak Holdings Inc.

Application for Consent & Zone Change
Part Lot 8, Concession 5 (North Norwich)
Municipal Address:  Airport Road

B18-44-3 - Barbara G. Davis

Application for Consent
Lots 31-33,North of Main Street, Plan 43; Lots 31-33, South of North Street, Plan 388
Municipal Address:  244 Main Street East

B18-40-3 - Maat Farms Inc.

Application for Consent
Part Lots 18-20, Conc. 9
Municipal Address:  205129 Ninth Road

B18-35-3; ZN 3-18-14 - Stefan & Malgorzata Gwerder

Applications for Consent and Zone Change
Part Lots 19 & 20, Conc. 12 (South Norwich)
Municipal Address:  125105 Mall Road

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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 Annual Report

Development Charges Annual Report 2017
Development Charges Fact Sheet, updated April 2018


Municipal By-Laws

5578-2014 County Wide Development Charge Bylaw (PDF)
5583-2014 Norwich Area Specific Development Charge Bylaw (PDF)


Municipal Development Charges

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

Development Activity

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

About Community Planning

Community Planning involves reviewing development proposals and using planning tools to help balance social and economic interests while preserving and protecting the natural assets of our community.

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