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 
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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

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

An informal drop-in public information session is being held: Thursday, June 23, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Optimist Hall, Norwich Community Centre 53 1/2 Stover St. S., Norwich.

More information is found in this flyer. 


Learn more at: www.oxfordmeter.ca




For 2016, certain Council meetings will be held at locations around the Township.  Envisioned by the Township's Inform and Engage Committee, the mobile Council meetings are to encourage greater resident participation in Council meetings.  Please consider coming to a mobile meeting on any of these dates:


Council Date


Council Time

February 16, 2016

Brownsville Community Hall

7:00 pm

April 19, 2016

Beachville Legion

7:00 pm

June 21, 2016

Mount Elgin Community Hall

7:30 pm

Notice for Spring Construction 


As we SPRING into construction season, drivers are reminded to take special caution in construction zones:


  • Slow down in construction zones
  • Don't text - pay attention
  • Obey road closure signs and follow posted detour routes
  • Refrain from encroaching on road allowances
  • Road closures apply to vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists
  • Obey the signs and flag persons
  • Refrain from tracking mud on the roads.


View the Notice of the Oxford County Shared Service Committee here.




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.

OPP Citizen Self-Reporting

The Ontario Provincial Police is pleased to offer Citizen Self Reporting, an alternative reporting option that allows the public to report specific crimes to police via the internet, anywhere, anytime.  The OPP’s Citizens Self Reporting system allows members of the public to use a computer or mobile device to report an incident without requiring an officer to attend the scene. 

Citizen Self Reporting is simple and convenient and can be used when reporting incidents that do not involve injury or a suspect, or a crime that is not an emergency. The use of this new system is completely optional. Police will still attend a call for service if desired. 

Visit the website yourself to check it out:



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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