The Corporation of The Township of South - West Oxford is a municipality located in south western Ontario, at the south west side of Oxford County, and serves as a regional centre for industry, commerce, and recreation.

The Township oversees 87,588 square acres with a population of 7,544 and we have Canada's busiest highway in our front yard!  With a rich agricultural heritage please stop by and enjoy our diverse Township.

The Township's mission is to be "a leader in the development and delivery of municipal services for the growth and well being of our community."
Township Services & User Fees

The Township of South-West Oxford is available to serve residents and visitors to the Township.  Services available include animal licensing, drainage matters, building permits and inspections, by-law enforcement, property tax inquiries, road maintenance and construction, garbage and recycling collection, parks and recreation, municipal facilities, emergency services, planning, council administration, and financial management. 


These services are provided by the revenues collected by the Township and are funded in part by user fees.  


For a list of different Township user fees, click here.

Regular Business Hours

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Mailing Address
312915 Dereham Line
Mt. Elgin, Ontario, Canada 
N0J 1N0





Works Department:
312917 Dereham Line




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The Township of South-West Oxford are proud recipients of an Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant.



News and Highlights


The Township of Malahide and the Township of South-West Oxford are proceeding with a Municipal Class
Environmental Assessment to consider options for the replacement of the existing deteriorating concrete bridge
located on Pressey Line, 170 metres west of Springer Hill Road, near Springfield.


A Public Information Centre is scheduled where the community is invited to learn more about this project, and
provide comment for consideration during design.


Public Information Centre:

Date: Tuesday, 9 August 2016
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: Township of Malahide Council Chambers
51221 Ron McNeil Line, Springfield, ON


More information available in this notice, here.



No Open Air Burning in: Township of Blandford-Blenheim, Township of East Zorra-Tavistock, Township of Norwich, Township of South-West Oxford, and the Township of Zorra.


Due to the very dry summer, we are presently experiencing, it has been decided that for safety reasons a ban is being placed on the issuing of open air burn permits. All valid fire permits are suspended until further notice.

Open fires for the purpose of cooking food only in supervised campsites will still be permitted.

More information is available in this notice.


Water Meter Replacements in  South-West Oxford 

In the coming weeks, residents in the following communities will be asked to schedule an appointment to have a new water meter, or meter reading equipment installed in their home:
- Brownsville
- Dereham Centre
- Mount Elgin

Learn more at: www.oxfordmeter.ca



At their meeting on September 1st, Council adopted a communications strategy.   The Township believes that good governance requires an ongoing, symmetrical exchange of ideas.  Information must flow not only from the municipality to stakeholders, but from stakeholders to the municipality.  The communications policy considers both internal and external stakeholders and aims to provide strategic direction to Council and staff to improve the exchange of information and ideas.  To view the communications policy, click here.  

As part of this communications policy, Councillors are now contributing blogs to the website.  Check out these council blogs, here.

Township Newsletter 

September 2015March 2015

To Access the Latest Version of the Village Voice - Click Here.

2016 Budget Approved

- By-Law & Final Budget


Energy Management Plan


Business & Industrial Incentive Program


Oxford County Physician Recruitment Group - PracticeInOxford.ca


Landfill Proposed for Zorra Township


Landfill Proposal Updates

Link to Landfill website icon




upcoming events calendar
Please click on the County of Oxford name below
to be re-directed to www.county.oxford.on.ca

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