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Zoning Bylaws


All land within the City of Woodstock are affected by the zoning bylaw

The zoning bylaw controls the use of land in the community and states exactly, among other matters:

  • How land can be used
  • Where buildings and structures can be located and how they can be used
  • Lot sizes and dimensions
  • Parking requirements
  • Building heights and setbacks from streets

Where an official plan sets out the municipality's general policies for future development, zoning bylaws put those policies into effect and provide the day-to-day administration of land use. The conditions of the zoning bylaw are specific and are enforced.

Read the City of Woodstock zoning bylaw.

For up-to-date zoning information on specific properties, contact the City of Woodstock Building Department or follow the links to the County's website to conduct your search.  Property Search 

Paper copies of the zoning bylaw can be purchased from the County of Oxford Community and Strategic Planning Office for $55 + HST each. Shipping is extra.  Contact the County Administrative Building at 519-539-9800.

Zone Changes

This application is to be used only when applying to the City of Woodstock for a change to the City's Zoning Bylaw.  The applicant should approach both the City Engineering Office and the County of Oxford Community Planning Office for Official Plan, Zoning and Policy Information before making a formal application. Follow the link to the application on the County Website. Zone Change Application Form

Contact Us

© 2017 City of Woodstock P.O. Box 1539, 500 Dundas Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 0A7


Phone: 519-539-1291
Email: General Information

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