Township of Zorra
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Please note that the Motorized Vehicle By-law 18-90, prohibits motorized vehicles in public parks within Zorra Township and is subject to a Provincial Offences Charge ($105.00) .  For the purposes of this By-law, motorized vehicles shall include all vehicles, conveyances of every description, and whose motive power is an internal combustion engine and, without limiting the generality hereof, shall include automobiles, motorcycles, motorized bicycles and mopeds, recreational all-terrain vehicles, dune buggys, trucks, tractors and snowmobiles.

Parks prohibiting motorized vehicles are as follows:

  • Grace Patterson Park, Thamesford
  • Thamesford North Park
  • Bob Fisher Soccer Field, Thamesford
  • Lions (South) Park, Thamesford
  • Matheson Park
  • Embro Community Centre Park
  • Wallace Park
  • Memorial Park
  • Harrington Park  

NOTE: Unless permission is obtained from property owner. All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are prohibited on private property and are considered trespassing.  All complaints regarding trespassing on private property should be forwarded to the Ontario Provincial Police.

Recreational Vehicles (RV's)

Please be advised that Subsection 5.28.4 of the Zoning By-law has been amended (2017) to reflect the following:  

To permit the temporary storage of recreational vehicles in residential zones from May 1 – October 31 in the front yard, provided that the recreational vehicle does not exceed 29.5ft in length and does not impede on sight lines. 

Recreational vehicles includes, boats, snowmobiles, motor homes, and trailers for the hauling of snowmobiles or boats.  You may store a recreational vehicle year round in a garage, carport, or on the interior side yard or rear yard provided that it is stored a minimum of 3.3 ft to the rear lot line or interior side lot line.