Oakville Zoning By-law 2014-014

Zoning By-law 2014-014 is the comprehensive zoning by-law applying to all properties in Oakville south of Dundas Street and north of Highway 407. It is the rule book controlling how land and buildings are used, the location of buildings on a lot, building heights, and other provisions necessary to ensure proper development. It was developed through the inZone project, which ran from October 2011 to February 2014 and implements the policies of the Livable Oakville Plan. Remaining lands in Oakville are covered by the North Oakville Zoning By-law 2009-189, as amended.

Zoning By-law 2014-014 was partially approved by the Ontario Municipal Board on February 23, 2015. Since then, additional sections have been deemed in force by the Board. Certain sections of the by-law are not yet in force, as noted throughout the document. Properties or regulations under appeal are covered with a blue tone. On these matters, compliance with both Zoning By-law 1984-63 and Zoning By-law 2014-014 is required.

Although the document parts (and mapping available through Explore Oakville) are updated on a regular basis, the consolidation below is provided for convenience purposes and reference should be made to the original passed documents for confirmation. It is advised that you contact the Building Services department to ensure that you are viewing all applicable regulations related to building projects, and the Planning Services department for any questions about development projects or project timing. Please contact ServiceOakville and ask to speak with a zoning officer or planner.

Complete Text – consolidated to April 4, 2016

Zoning By-law 2014-014 complete text (pdf, 19.4 MB)

Disclaimer (pdf, 54 kB)
User's Guide (non-statutory) (pdf, 1.1 MB)
Part 1 – Administration (pdf, 319 kB)
Part 2 – Establishment of Zones (pdf, 358 kB)
Part 3 – Definitions (pdf, 770 kB) 
Part 4 – General Provisions (pdf, 455 kB) 
Part 5 – Parking, Loading, and Stacking Provisions (pdf, 764 kB) 
Part 6 – Residential Zones (pdf, 630 kB) 
Part 7 – Midtown Oakville Zones (pdf, 270 kB)
Part 8 – Mixed Use Zones (pdf, 365 kB) 
Part 9 – Commercial Zones (pdf, 289 kB)
Part 10 – Employment Zones (pdf, 249 kB)
Part 11 – Institutional and Community Use Zones (pdf, 252 kB)
Part 12 – Open Space Zone (pdf, 242 kB)
Part 13 – Environmental Zones (pdf, 304 kB)
Part 14 – Other Zones (pdf, 205 kB)
Part 15 – Special Provisions (pdf, 9.7 MB) 
Part 16 – Holding Provisions (pdf, 460 kB) 
Part 17 – Interim Control By-laws (pdf, 126 kB)
Part 18 – Temporary Use Permissions (pdf, 113 kB)
Part 19 – Maps (pdf, 5.7 MB) 
Part 19 – Maps (link to Explore Oakville)
Part 20 – Enactment (pdf, 114 kB)

Appendix A: Approximate Location of the Conservation Authority Regulation Limits (pdf, 6.4 MB)
Appendix B: Approximate Location of the Highway Corridor (pdf, 1.3 MB)
Appendix C: Approximate Location of the Pipeline Corridors (pdf, 403 kB)

For more information contact

For more information you may contact a zoning officer at 905-845-6601, ext. 7376 or through email at zoningrequests@oakville.ca .