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

Notice for Fall Flushing of Water Systems

Please be advised that the municipal water systems will be flushed on the following days:

- Brownsville – October 14
- Mount Elgin – October 14
- Beachville – October 27
- Dereham Center – October 28
- Sweaburg – October 28

When water mains are flushed customers may experience discoloured water or sediment in the areas being flushed.  

For more information, see the notice here.

Notice of Study Commencement - Transportation Master Plan

Oxford County has initiated an update to the 2009 Transportation Master Plan (TMP) to help guide the County’s transportation programs and investments for the next 20 years and beyond.  Public input will be a key element in developing the TMP. Members of the public are invited and encouraged to comment on the project at any time during the Study.

View the public notice here.

For more information, visit the County of Oxford's Site for Project information here.

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 2016

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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