Zoning

What is a zoning by-law?

A zoning by-law implements the policies of an official plan. It regulates how land and buildings are used, the location of buildings, lot coverage, building heights and other provisions necessary to ensure proper development.

In Oakville, there are currently three comprehensive zoning by-laws in effect.

Zoning By-law 2014-014

Zoning By-law 2014-014 is the new comprehensive zoning by-law applying to all properties in Oakville south of Dundas Street and north of Highway 407.  It implements the policies of the Livable Oakville Plan. The majority of the by-law has been deemed in force by the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). Visit the Zoning By-law 2014-014 page for details.

Zoning By-law 1984-63

Zoning By-law 1984-63 was the town's main comprehensive zoning by-law. It applied to all properties in the town south of Dundas Street and north of Highway 407.  Visit the Zoning By-law 1984-63 page for details.

Zoning By-law 2009-189

Zoning By-law 2009-189 is also called the North Oakville Zoning By-law. It applies to all properties in the town between Dundas Street and Highway 407. It was created to implement the policies of the North Oakville Secondary Plans. Visit the North Oakville  Zoning By-law 2009-189 page for details.

Zoning inquiries

For more information you may contact a zoning officer at 905-845-6601, ext. 7376, or through email at zoningrequests@oakville.ca. You may also visit Explore Oakville to determine the zoning for a particular property.