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City of Woodstock Zoning By-law No. 8626-10

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

The City of Woodstock 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
Council ApprovedA list of zoning bylaw amendments that have been approved by Council and are awaiting consolidation into the current zoning bylaw.6/1/2021798.86 KB
Final ApprovedA list of all zoning bylaw amendments that have been consolidated into the current zoning bylaw.6/1/2021306.04 KB
Title, Application, Administration & EnforcementSection 16/29/201615.96 KB
DefinitionsSection 29/24/2019303.78 KB
Definitions - IllustrationsSection 2 - Illustrations are for clarification purposes only and do not form part of this By-Law.3/1/2021208.97 KB
Interpretation and SchedulesSection 36/29/201620.33 KB
ZonesSection 46/29/201611.79 KB
General ProvisionsSection 59/24/2019510.90 KB
Residential Type 1 (R1)Section 65/8/2020253.57 KB
Residential Type 2 (R2)Section 76/1/2021296.60 KB
Residential Type 3 (R3)Section 8 6/1/2021334.24 KB
Residential Type 4 (R4) Section 911/27/2020271.81 KB
Historical District (HD)Section 10 6/29/201621.84 KB
Local Commercial (C1)Section 1111/27/2020337.68 KB
Shopping Centre Commercial (C2)Section 126/29/201631.60 KB
Entrepreneurial District (C3) Section 1311/27/2020404.96 KB
Highway Commercial (C4)Section 145/8/2020133.38 KB
Central Commercial (C5)Section 156/1/2021334.22 KB
Regional Commercial (C6)Section 166/1/2021276.43 KB
Prestige Industrial (M1)Section 17 5/8/2020322.38 KB
Restricted Industrial (M2)Section 185/8/2020217.73 KB
General Industrial (M3) Section 196/1/2021399.51 KB
Transitional Industrial (M4)Section 20 9/24/2019239.08 KB
Neighbourhood Institutional (NI)Section 2111/27/2020238.15 KB
Community Facility (CF) Section 229/24/2019305.89 KB
Passive Open Space (OS1) Section 239/24/2019134.89 KB
Active Open Space (OS2)Section 246/1/2021154.19 KB
Environmental Protection 1 (EP1)Section 256/29/201616.37 KB
Environmental Protection 2 (EP2)Section 266/29/201619.58 KB
Future Development (FD)Section 279/24/201984.70 KB
Planned Unit Development (PUD)Section 281/16/201727.48 KB
Agricultural (AG)Section 299/24/2019152.42 KB
Approval Section 306/29/2016238.22 KB


Key MapsSchedule A695.54 KB
Arterial Road Designation PlanSchedule B343.22 KB
Parking Space and Parking Aisle Requirement PlanSchedule C-136.90 KB
Parking Space and Parking Aisle Requirement PlanSchedule C-229.94 KB
Parking & Loading Space Reductions and ExemptionsSchedule D299.36 KB
Reduction & Exemption Plan - Misc. ProvisionsSchedule E39.24 KB
Temporary Use By-LawsSchedule F78.56 KB
Minister's Zoning OrderSchedule G8.78 KB
Accessible Parking StandardsSchedule H45.57 KB

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Application Forms

Forms are available for the various types of development regulated by the Planning Act

Please print forms SINGLE SIDED.

Oxford County Woodland Conservation By-Law Form

Application Notices and Reports

Forms are available for the various types of development regulated by the Planning

B21-77-8; A21-24-8 & B21-78-8 - Norman and Anna Garreau

Applications for Consent and Minor Variance
Lots 19 & 20, Plan 189, Part 5, 41R-7733
7, 9, & 11 Cronyn Street

ZN 8-21-18 - 2843698 Ontario Inc.

Application for Zone Change
Lot 1, Plan 1115
812 & 816 Devonshire Avenue

B21-72-8; A21-23-8 - 12692881 Canada Inc.

Application for Consent and Minor Variance
Part Lot 34 and 46, Plan 77 and Part 3, 41R-5399
280 Finkle Street

OP 21-18-8, SB 21-14-8, SB 21-13-8, ZN 8-21-21 & ZN 8-21-22 - Karn Road Development Corporation & Cachet Developments (Woodstock) Inc.

Applications for Official Plan Amendment, Draft Plan of Subdivision Approvals, and Zone Changes
Lots 14 & 30, Plan 1621 (South-West Oxford)
Between Beachville Road and Karn Road 

SB 21-10-8 & ZN 8-21-19 - Woodstock Meadows Developments Inc.

Applications for Draft Plan of Subdivision and Zone Change
Pt Lt 5, Conc. 14 (East Zorra), PTS 1-3, 41R9986
745314, 745364 & 745322 Oxford Rd 17

OP 21-15-8 & ZN 8-21-17 - City of Woodstock

Applications for Official Plan Amendment & Zone Change
City wide - Additional Residential Unit (ARU) Policies

ZN 8-21-15 - Peace & Royden Langfield

Application for Zone Change
Part Lot 5, Concession 13 (East Zorra)
261 Pittock Park Road 

OP 21-12-8 & ZN 8-21-14 - 1991976 Ontario Inc.

Application for Official Plan Amendment & Zone Change
Plan 1624, Lot 13, 41R-7641 & Plan 1125, Lot 4
1185 and 1201 Devonshire Avenue

ZN 8-21-16 - Krysten & Cornelius Sawatzky

Application for Zone Change
Part Lot 9 w/s Winniett Street, Plan 10
93 Winniett Street

OP 21-10-8, SB 21-05-8 & ZN 8-21-12 - Thames Developments (VI) Inc.

Application for Official Plan Amendment, Draft Plan of Subdivision and Zone Change 
Part Lot 5, Concession 15 (East Zorra)
745422 Oxford Road 17

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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
6122-2019 Woodstock 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 
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  • Administration
  • Waste Diversion
  • Roads and Related
  • Water
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Development Activity

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