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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 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 bylaw.6/7/202113.46 KB
Final ApprovedA list of all zoning bylaw amendments that have been consolidated into the current zoning bylaw.6/7/2021234.86 KB
Application, Administration, Enforcement Section 1 6/7/202120.76 KB
InterpretationSection 2 6/7/202195.83 KB
ZonesSection 36/7/202113.77 KB
DefinitionsSection 4 6/7/2021483.19 KB
General ProvisionsSection 5 6/7/2021260.29 KB
Limited Agricultural (A1)Section 6 6/7/2021135.00 KB
General Agricultural (A2)Section 76/7/2021146.16 KB
Agri-Business (AB)Section 8 6/7/2021189.18 KB
Rural Residential (RR)Section 96/7/2021144.16 KB
Residential Existing Lot (RE)Section 106/7/2021110.82 KB
Estate Residential (ER)Section 11 6/7/202127.31 KB
Residential Type 1 (R1)Section 126/7/2021156.05 KB
Residential Type 2 (R2)Section 136/7/2021133.44 KB
Residential Type 3 (R3)Section 146/7/2021187.15 KB
Village (V) Section 15 6/7/2021188.13 KB
Central Commercial (CC)Section 16 6/7/2021124.69 KB
Highway Commercial (HC)Section 17 6/7/2021175.11 KB
Restricted Industrial (MR)Section 18 6/7/202182.76 KB
General Industrial (MG) Section 19 6/7/2021166.17 KB
Aggregate Industrial (ME)Section 20 6/7/202131.17 KB
Development (D)Section 216/7/202130.62 KB
Institutional (I)Section 226/7/2021114.85 KB
Recreational (REC)Section 236/7/2021117.14 KB
Open Space (OS) Section 246/7/202125.33 KB
ApprovalSection 256/29/20167.23 KB


Key Maps Schedule A517.76 KB
Parking Space RequirementsSchedules B-1, B-2 and B-3294.69 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 2-22-07 - Ralph & Rachel Mooney

Application for Zone Change
Part Lot 7, Concession 12, designated as PART 2, Plan 41R-1315 (East Zorra)
615411 13th Line

ZN 2-22-06 - The Villages of Sally Creek Inc.

Application for Zone Change
Part Lot 6, Concession 10 (East Zorra)
515353 11th Line

ZN 2-22-05 - Jawitz Holdings Inc.

Application for Zone Change
Part Lot 27, Plan 307
285 Hope Street East, Tavistock

ZN 2-22-04 - Jonathan & Ashley Witzel

Application for Zone Change
Pt Lt 35-36, Conc. 18 (East Zorra), Pt Rdal Btn
985920 Perth Oxford Rd

OP 21-08-2, SB 21-04-2 & ZN 2-21-07 - Oxford Road Developments 5 Inc.

Applications for Official Plan Amendment, Draft Plan of Subdivision and Zone Change
Part Lot 10, Concession 17 (East Zorra), Part 1, 41R-9734
Southeast corner of Oxford Road 33 & 17th Line

ZN 2-21-03 - Robert & Gail Musselman

Application for Zone Change
Pt Lt 30, Conc. 16 (East Zorra)

CD 20-01-2 - Majestic Homes ltd.

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

OP 20-06-2 - Jeff & Tracy Feairs

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

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