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

Green Energy Doors Open 2016

Oxford County Renewable Energy Gateway

As the first municipality in Ontario to commit to 100% renewable energy, Oxford County is leading the way to a sustainable future. The Oxford County Renewable Energy Gateway is an opportunity for members of the community to view renewable energy and transportation technologies in Oxford up close. This tour will feature four different types of renewable energy including solar PV, biofuel, wind and electric vehicle charging.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Guided tours on the hour: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

More information in this flyer.

Open Air Burning Ban Lifted

The ban on Open Air Fire Permits has been lifted and it is now safe to burn. 

As always, all open air burns must be approved in advance by contacting the office for a permit. Someone must stay with the fire at all times and fire must be completely out by dark.  All active open air burn permit may be utilized as of this point forward and applications for open air burn permit will begin to be processed again.  Contact the Township Office for more info.

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 

- 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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