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Town of Tillsonburg Zoning By-Law No. 3295

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

The Town of Tillsonburg 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.6/1/2021172.53 KB
Council ApprovedA list of zoning bylaw amendments that have been approved by Council and are awaiting consolidation into the current zoning bylaw.6/1/20219.41 KB
Application, Administration and Enforcement Section 16/29/201618.85 KB
Interpretation and Schedules Section 2 6/1/202179.70 KB
ZonesSection 36/29/201611.80 KB
DefinitionsSection 46/1/2021921.26 KB
General Provisions Section 56/1/2021500.29 KB
Low Density Residential - Type 1 (R1 and R1A)Section 66/1/2021349.40 KB
Low Density Residential - Type 2 (R2)Section 76/1/2021409.51 KB
Low Density Residential - Type 3 (R3) Section 86/1/2021346.40 KB
Medium Density Residential (RM)Section 96/1/2021274.70 KB
High Density Residential (RH) Section 106/1/2021240.49 KB
Mobile Home Park (RMH) Section 116/29/201624.64 KB
Entrepreneurial (EC) Section 126/1/2021339.21 KB
Central Commercial (CC) Section 136/1/2021278.96 KB
Service Commercial (SC) Section 146/1/2021396.21 KB
Neighbourhood Commercial (NC) Section 156/29/201628.96 KB
Restricted Industrial (MR)Section 166/29/201626.75 KB
General Industrial (MG)Section 176/1/2020217.71 KB
Future Development (FD)Section 186/1/2021256.94 KB
Minor Institutional (IN1) Section 196/1/2021149.41 KB
Major Institutional (IN2)Section 206/29/201630.75 KB
Passive Use Open Space (OS1) Section 216/29/201661.62 KB
Active Use Open Space (OS2) Section 226/29/201654.59 KB


Key MapsSchedule A326.56 KB
Roads Designation PlanSchedule B 308.74 KB
Parking Space RequirementsSchedule C-13.24 MB
Parking Space RequirementsSchedule C-24.55 MB
Accessible Parking StandardsSchedule C-3921.74 KB
Groundwater Recharge & Aquatic Habitat ProtectionSchedule D511.03 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

Town of Tillsonburg 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

OP22-14-7; SB22-04-7; ZN7-22-12 - Gene Sandham

Application for Official Plan Amendment, Plan of Subdivision & Zone Change
Part Lot 1606; Plan 500
91 Young Street

SB 22-03-7 & ZN 7-22-10 - Performance Communities Realty Inc.

Application for Draft Plan of Subdivision Approval and Zone Change
Part Lot 6, Concession 10 (Dereham), Blocks 18-21, Plan 41M-148

ZN 7-22-11 - Andrew & Kayla Fick

Application for Zone Change
Lot 1290, Plan 500
14 Tillson Avenue

OP 22-11-7; SB 22-01-7 & ZN 7-22-05 - Victoria Wood (Tillsonburg-West) GP Inc

Application for Official Plan Amendment, Draft Plan of Subdivision & Zone Change
Pt Lt 8 & 9, Conc. 12 (Dereham)

ZN 7-22-09 - Robert Robertson

Application for Zone Change
Lt 493, Plan 500
105 Queen St

ZN 7-22-08 - Mister AutoWash Inc

Application for Zone Change
Lt 395, Pt of Lt 396, Lts415 & 416, Plan 500 except Pt 2, 41R2572
127 Tillson Ave

ZN 7-22-07 - Cindy Hollister

Application Zone Change 
Lots 64, 65 & 66, Plan 507
19 Arbor Lane

ZN 7-22-04 - Jacob Hiebert

Application for Zone Change
Lots 43 & 44, Plan 41M-144
158 & 160 Concession Street West

OP 22-06-7 & ZN 7-22-06 - Tillsonburg Development Inc. & W.H Developments Inc.

Applications for Official Plan Development and Zone Change
Lot 17, Plan 41M-205
133 North Street East

ZN 7-22-02 - Arimas Real Estate Investors Inc

Application for Zone Change
Pt Lt 604-605, Plan 500
368 Broadway

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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
6123-2019 Tillsonburg 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


Tillsonburg Central Area Design Study


 Tillsonburg Central Area Design Study
Date Released: August 2012

Development Activity

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