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Moving Permit

Starting on January 1, 2016 Oxford County will be initiating a new Road Moving Permit process for oversized and overweight loads being transported on Oxford County roadways.

The new permit will include a schedule of new permit fees and insurance requirement:

  • Annual moving permit - $200
  • Temporary permit - $75
  • Project permit - $75/load to a maximum of $500

The new permit system will allow the Oxford County roads department to better serve you through a new mapping system. When unexpected lane restrictions or road closure occur, affected permit holders will be notified of the location and expected duration of the closure, along with any suggested route changes and necessary permit where required.

To obtain a permit download/print or fill out the online form. Submit the completed copy of the form by email to


Online Moving Permit form

Once you have submitted the completed form you have 3 payment options:

  1. by mail By mail - P.O. Box 1614, Woodstock, ON N4S 7Y3. Cash or cheques are accepted.
    by courierCourier - 21 Reeve St. Woodstock, ON N4S 3G1. Cash or cheques are accepted.
  2. phoneBy phone - 519.539.9800 ext. 3915. MasterCard or Visa are accepted.
  3. in personPay in person - Oxford County Administration Building, 21 Reeve St. Woodstock, ON.
    MasterCard, Visa, debit, cash or cheques are accepted.

Important: Ensure you have reviewed the "Provisions and Conditions" portion (page 2) of the Permit and return it at least 5 business days prior to the scheduled moving date.

Reduced Load Limits

Reduced load restrictions (5 tonnes per axle) occur seasonally based on weather and road conditions and is in effect for the following dates:

Feb. 15 - Apr. 30
Township of Zorra:

March 1 - Apr. 30
East Zorra-Tavistock,
South-West Oxford and
Oxford County

Reduced Load Limit map
By-law 6191-2020 Set Reduced Load Limits Certain County Roads​

load limit sign

Roads affected by load restrictions are signed.

Projects & Studies

New infrastructure development and road improvements are necessary to keep pace with the continued growth of Oxford County. In 2005, Oxford County began a comprehensive Transportation Master Plan (TMP) to identify the coming transportation needs of the community.

Along with the TMP, other important road studies and reports are outlined below:

Downloadable studies:

Cycling policy - Chapter 5 of Master transportation plan