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 Zoning By-Laws & Schedules

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 September 30, 2022. For up to date information on a specific property, please contact the Planner for the area municipality.


Title Description Modified Date
Final Approved A list of all zoning bylaw amendments that have been consolidated into the current zoning bylaw. 12/15/2022
Council Approved A list of zoning bylaw amendments that have been approved by Council and are awaiting consolidation into the current zoning bylaw. 11/30/2022
Application, Administration, Enforcement Section 1 6/29/2016
Interpretation Section 2 6/29/2016
Zones Section 3 6/29/2016
Definitions Section 4 12/15/2022
General Provisions Section 5 12/15/2022
Limited Agricultural (A1) Section 6 6/9/2021
General Agricultural (A2) Section 7 12/15/2022
Agri-Business (AB) Section 8 6/29/2016
Rural Residential (RR) Section 9 12/15/2022
Residential Existing Lot (RE) Section 10 11/27/2020
Residential Type 1 (R1) Section 11 12/15/2022
Residential Type 2 (R2) Section 12 12/15/2022
Residential Type 3 (R3) Section 13 12/15/2022
Village Section 14 6/9/2021
Central Commercial (CC) Section 15 12/15/2022
Highway Commercial (HC) Section 16 12/15/2022
Restricted Industrial (MR) Section 17 6/29/2016
General Industrial (MG) Section 18 6/29/2016
Disposal Industrial (MD) Section 19 6/29/2016
Aggregate Industrial (ME) Section 20 8/27/2019
Quarry Industrial (MQ) Section 21 6/29/2016
Airfield Industrial (MA) Section 22 6/29/2016
Development (D) Section 23 8/27/2019
Institutional (I) Section 24 6/29/2016
Recreational (REC) Section 25 8/27/2019
Open Space (OS) Section 26 6/29/2016
Approval Section 27 6/29/2016


 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

Township of Zorra Application Forms

Oxford County Woodland Conservation By-Law Form

 Development Charges

In addition to the County Development Charges, most area municipalities in Oxford County also have Development Charges by-laws.

Development Charges



 Municipal By-Laws

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
 Maps and Development Activity

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




Township of Zorra Design Guidelines 

Date Released: Aug 2013

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