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 Official Plan, By-Laws & Guidelines

Various County plans, by-laws and procedures/guidelines relevant to land use are listed here

Official Plan

The County of Oxford Official Plan

The contents of the Official Plan reflect the latest consolidation of Official Plan amendments, as of September 30, 2020. For up to date information on a specific property, please contact the Planner for the area municipality.

Studies, By-laws & Guidelines

Water & Wastewater Projects and Studies

Transportation Master Plan Study

Oxford County Trails Master Plan

Woodland Conservation By-Law 

Oxford County Community Improvement Plan

 Application forms

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.

When printing, please print all forms single-sided.

County of Oxford - Online Forms

(Complete forms electronically, using Adobe Acrobat Reader and print for signing. Forms may also be printed and completed manually.) PLEASE PRINT SINGLE SIDED.

Oxford County Woodland Conservation By-Law Form

County of Oxford - Static Forms

Approval Authorities

The Area Municipalities are the approval authority for zoning by-law amendments, site plan control and minor variances. Please choose the appropriate link from the Municipal map found here.

County of Oxford Official Plan

 Development charges

A growing municipality requires investment in growth related infrastructure to service new development. Development charges are fees that are paid by new development to fund the capital cost of services constructed throughout the county. Development charges play an important part in how growth related infrastructure is financed. Each new or expanded residential and non-residential development requires increased municipal infrastructure and services in order to function efficiently and effectively.

At least every five years, the County and its area municipalities conduct development charges background studies to forecast future residential and non-residential growth to determine infrastructure needs and costs. This information is used to calculate the amount of money that new development needs to pay in order to cover the cost of new infrastructure and services.

The County has a County-wide development charge that applies to the following County services:

  • Growth-Related Studies
  • Land Ambulance
  • Roads
  • Waste Diversion
  • Library – not applicable in the City of Woodstock

Water and wastewater development charges are area specific with a unique charge for each of the nine serviced areas.

Development charges for area municipal services can be found on their respective municipal websites, depending in which area municipality that the development occurs.

There are currently no education related development charges in Oxford County.

Links to additional information:


By-law / Amendment

Notice of By-law amendment