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Township of Zorra

Township of Zorra Zoning By-Law No. 35-99

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

The Township of Zorra 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.6/9/2021180.32 KB
Council ApprovedA list of zoning bylaw amendments that have been approved by Council and are awaiting consolidation into the current zoning bylaw.6/9/202190.03 KB
Application, Administration, EnforcementSection 16/29/201617.64 KB
Interpretation Section 2 6/29/201618.35 KB
ZonesSection 36/29/201611.60 KB
DefinitionsSection 46/29/20162.77 MB
General ProvisionsSection 58/27/2019377.83 KB
Limited Agricultural (A1)Section 66/9/2021100.55 KB
General Agricultural (A2)Section 7 11/27/2020280.41 KB
Agri-Business (AB) Section 86/29/201646.11 KB
Rural Residential (RR)Section 98/24/2020162.21 KB
Residential Existing Lot (RE)Section 1011/27/202050.23 KB
Residential Type 1 (R1)Section 116/9/2021219.59 KB
Residential Type 2 (R2)Section 128/24/202046.13 KB
Residential Type 3 (R3)Section 136/9/2021168.30 KB
VillageSection 146/9/202181.34 KB
Central Commercial (CC)Section 156/29/201632.41 KB
Highway Commercial (HC) Section 168/24/2020242.78 KB
Restricted Industrial (MR)Section 176/29/201633.41 KB
General Industrial (MG)Section 186/29/201628.14 KB
Disposal Industrial (MD)Section 196/29/201618.36 KB
Aggregate Industrial (ME)Section 20 8/27/2019138.04 KB
Quarry Industrial (MQ)Section 216/29/201622.80 KB
Airfield Industrial (MA)Section 226/29/201616.96 KB
Development (D) Section 238/27/201938.79 KB
Institutional (I) Section 246/29/201628.90 KB
Recreational (REC)Section 258/27/201953.00 KB
Open Space (OS)Section 26 6/29/201662.86 KB
Approval Section 27 6/29/201611.80 KB


Key MapsSchedule A670.13 KB
Parking Space RequirementsSchedule C56.75 KB
Groundwater Recharge Areas and Aquatic Habitat ProSchedule D 915.41 KB
Accessible Parking StandardsSchedule E45.37 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 Zorra 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

B22-53-5; A22-13-5 - Cody & Rachelle Masson

Application for Consent and Minor Variance
Lot 11, Concession 3
30 Newton Street

B22-52-5 - Phillip Belore

Application for Consent 
Part of Lot 25, Plan 39 as in 496668
126 Commissioner Street, Embro

ZN 5-22-12 - Lorena Chalkley

Application for Zone Change
Part Lots 24 & 25, Conc. 13 (East Nissouri)
923312 Road 92

ZN 5-22-07 - Ronald Wilson

Application for Zone Change
N 1/2 Lt 20, Con. 1 (North Dorchester), except Pt 1-3, 41R1677 & 438279
682776 Rd 68

ZN 5-22-10 - Township of Zorra

Application for Zone Change
Part Lot 1, Concession 10, Plan 41R-96
124 Allen Street

ZN 5-22-09 - Township of Zorra

Application for Zone Change
Part Lot 10, Concession 11, Parts 1 & 2, 41R-1720
783036 Road 78 (East Nissouri)

ZN 5-22-08 - Township of Zorra

Application for Zone Change
Part Lot 7, Concession 3 (North Oxford)
274620 27th Line

OP 22-04-5 & ZN 5-22-03 - Jacob Hiebert

Application for Official Plan Amendment & Zone Change
Pt Lt 21, Conc. 1 (North Dorchester)
225 Dundas St W

OP 21-14-5, ZN 5-22-07, B22-40-5 & B22-43-5 - Ronald Wilson

Application for Official Plan Amendment, Zone Change and Severance
North 1/2 of Lot 20, Concession 1 (North Dorchester), Parts 1-2, Plan 41R-1677 & 438279
682776 Road 68, Thamesford

ZN 5-20-10 - Peter H. Vink Real Estate Ltd

Application for Zone Change
Part Lot 20, Conc. 1 (North Oxford)
684254 Road 68

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
6127-2019 Thamesford 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

Studies & Reports

Township of Zorra Design Guidelines

Township of Zorra Design Guidelines
Date Released: August 2013

Development Activity

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