By-Laws & Policies

By-Laws & Policies

The Township of Zorra is taking steps to support our community's response to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) and measures taken by Southwestern Public Health. We are monitoring our operations daily to ensure we are taking the right actions to protect our residents, employees and visitors. Visit our COVID-19 page for regular updates.


This website is a great place to find information relating to various by-laws pertaining to residents in the Township of Zorra.  Descriptions and summaries of some of our by-laws are available by following the applicable links below.

For more information regarding by-laws, please contact:

Mathew Paul, By-law Enforcement Officer
519-485-2490 ext 7230

Karen Martin, Director of Corporate Services/Clerk
519-485-2490 ext 7228

No Standing

no standing

Thamesford residents may have noticed signs on the north side of McCarty Street by Thamesford Public School. This section of McCarty Street has been designated as No Standing at any time. No Standing is defined as: “stand” or “standing”, when prohibited , means the halting of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except for the purpose of and while actually engaged in receiving or discharging passengers.

Parking restrictions remain in effect on the south side of McCarty Street during the school year only as follows: no parking/no stopping on the south side of McCarty Street from Allen Street to George Street from September 1 to June 30 of each year between the hours of 8:30 am and 9:00 am and between the hours of 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm.


By-laws contained in this section have been prepared for reference purposes only.  Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, however it is not to be used in place of actual by-laws.  Complete by-laws can be obtained at the Township Office located at 274620 27th Line at Hwy 119, Ingersoll, Ontario.

Click on the by-law number below to view:

Subject of By-law By-law Number
Animal Care and Control 43-15 (consolidated)
Boulevards 50-12
Building 18-19
Building Code - Set Fines 41-20
Clean and Clear (Yard Maintenance and Waste Disposal) 16-18
Development Charges 32-19 (consolidated)
Donation Drop Boxes 37-11
Fees 11-09 (consolidated)
Fencing (including swimming pool fencing and manure pit fencing) 42-20
Fire Establishing and Regulating 57-11 (consolidated)
Fireworks Control 36-14
Highway Obstruction and Protection 29-19
Noise 69-12, as amended
Smoking 38-19
Parking Control 48-20
Parkland (Conveyance of Land) 52-19
Planting and Removal of Trees 13-19
Poundkeeper 62-11
Procedural 05-04 (consolidated)
Property Standards 54-18
Recreational Events 22-08
Reduced Road Limits (Half Load Limits) 21-03 (consolidated)
Regulate Operation of ATV's and ORV's 72-20
Regulation and Setting of Fires 30-20
Signs 72-19
Site Alteration (Soil By-law) 49-03
Water Use Restrictions (County of Oxford)                                                            4193-2002