Township of Zorra
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Zorra Township is a rural municipality located at the north-west corner of Oxford County.  The Township is comprised of several rural clusters and two serviced villages.  The population of Zorra Township is 8,058, with a total land area of 529 square kilometres.

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Township of Zorra

Oxford Stewardship Winner Announced

Oxford County Warden David Mayberry presented the 2016 Oxford Stewardship Award to Mike Eckert of Zorra Township in recognition of his efforts toward land improvement and sustainability.  Read more on our Awards page!

Fire Department

Oxford County's five rural Fire Chiefs were thrilled to accept a $25,000 grant from Enbridge!  These funds will go towards the new communication system which will be implemented this spring.

March Break

Check out Zorra's March Break Fun!

Now Hiring!

The Township of Zorra is seeking applications to fill three summer student employment opportunities in the Recreation and Facilities Department.  Visit our Employment Page for all the details!

Day Camps coming to Zorra

The Recreation Department has been busy working to arrange day camps in the Village of Thamesford for March Break and summer child care.  Visit our Day Camp page for details!

New Open Air Burn Permit Process

The Township has introduced a Permanent Fire Permit process for open air burning.  This process involves a one-time application which will reduce the effort required to set up permission for an open air burn.  All applications will be reviewed by the Fire Chief and upon approval, the applicant will be able to proceed with open air burns by calling into dispatch directly to report the burn details.  Review application form and conditions for the new permit, then complete your application!  Please note - the process for small recreation burns within a ring or fire pit in backyard has not changed - these types of fires do not require a permit.


Back this year - formerly TrashapalooZaha - April 22, 2017 Embro Zorra Community Centre. Visit the ReuseapalooZaha website.

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Art on Display at Township Office

The Township of Zorra is pleased to support local artists.  We are currently displaying some beautiful pottery made by A Pear of Potters in Thamesford.  We are also displaying a gorgeous chalk drawing of the Thamesford Mill by Katie Davies.  Drop by and check out these works of art by local talent!  Do you have artwork to display at our office?  Contact Mary Anne Murphy at Oxford Creative Connections by email.

Public Notice - Oxford County Transportation Master Plan

Oxford County has initiated an update to the 2009 Transportation Master Plan (TMP) to help guide the County’s transportation programs and investments for the next 20 years and beyond. Comments welcome. Click here for more information.

Ontario Electricity Support Program

The Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) helps reduce electricity bills for lower-income households.  Visit the OESP website to apply and find out more about the program.

Update on Walker Landfill Proposal

JMCC (Joint Municipal Coordinating Committee) Responds to Province's decision on Walker Southwestern Landfill Proposal.  Visit the JMCC website for full details.

Notice of Passing of an Interim Control By-law

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Zorra has adopted an Interim Control By-law 2015-05, under Zoning By-law 35-99, as amended, on the 13th day of January, 2015, in accordance with the provisions of Section 38 of the Planning Act, 1990., c. P. 13, as amended.

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Zorra has passed By-law 2015-66 on the 15th day of December, 2015, to extend the period of time during which Interim Control By-law 2015-05, is in effect in accordance with the provisions of Section 38(2) of the Planning Act, 1990., c. P. 13, as amended. Click here for more information.

Regular office hours for the Township of Zorra are:

Monday to Friday

8:30am to 4:30pm

Office closed on weekends and Statutory Holidays.

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