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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 March 31, 2021. 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.6/1/2021427.20 KB
Council ApprovedA list of zoning bylaw amendments that have been approved by Council and are awaiting consolidation into the current zoning bylaw.6/1/202111.79 KB
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 68/27/2019144.44 KB
General Agricultural (A2) Section 76/1/2021291.60 KB
Agri-Business (AB)Section 86/1/2021402.89 KB
Rural Residential (RR) Section 911/26/2020227.23 KB
Residential Existing Lot (RE)Section 10 6/11/202075.13 KB
Residential Type 1 (R1) Section 116/11/2020254.58 KB
Residential Type 2 (R2)Section 126/11/202055.47 KB
Residential Type 3 (R3) Section 136/1/2021154.31 KB
Village (V) Section 146/1/2021236.31 KB
Central Commercial (CC)Section 158/27/2019150.52 KB
Highway Commercial (HC) Section 166/29/201640.12 KB
Restricted Industrial (MR) Section 176/1/2021284.89 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

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 3-22-14 - A & A Couwenberg Farms Ltd.

Application for Zone Change
Part Lots 13 & 14, Conc. 8 (East Oxford)
405341 Beaconsville Road

ZN 3-22-09 - R & G DeWachter Farms Limited

Application for Zone Change
Part Lots 118 & 119, Reg. Plan 388 (South Norwich)
228 Church Street, Otterville

ZN 3-22-12 - Thomas & Stella Boon

Application for Zone Change
Part Lot 21, Conc. 1 (North Norwich)
385039 Highway 59

ZN 3-22-11 - Estate of Willson Arthur Kelly

Application for Zone Change
Part Lot 20, Conc. 1 (North Norwich)
385087 Oxford Road 59

ZN 3-22-10 - Catherine Black & Harold Wierenga

Application for Zone Change
Part Lot 13, Concession 4 (East Oxford)
505373 Old Stage Road

OP 22-09-3 & ZN 3-22-07 - Winzen Norwich Homes Ltd.

Applications for Official Plan Amendment and Zone Change
Part Lot 9, Concession 5 (North Norwich)
18 Dufferin Street 

ZN 3-22-08 - Joanne Ladosz

Application for Zone Change
Lots 14-17, and Part of Lot 13, Plan 129 and Lots 134 & 135 & Part Lot 136, Plan 388
343 and 335 Main Street West, Otterville 

ZN 3-22-05 - Henk and Caroline Ruitenbeek

Application for Zone Change
Part Lot 21, Concession 8 (South Norwich)
470 Main Street East, Springford

ZN 3-22-04 - Dan and Barbara Miller

Application for Zone Change
Part Lot 16 & 17, Concession 5 (North Norwich)
285251 Pleasant Valley Drive 

B22-13-3 & ZN 3-22-02 - Paul Wilson

Applications for Consent and Zone Change
North Part Lot 13, Concession 4 (North Norwich)
245458 Quaker Street

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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
6126-2019 Norwich 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

Development Activity

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