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. - 5:00 p.m.

Mailing Address
312915 Dereham Line
Mt. Elgin, Ontario, Canada 
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Works Department:
312917 Dereham Line




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News and Highlights


Please be advised that Council will discuss the 2016 budget as part of their regular meeting of Council on the following dates:


December 1, 2015 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

December 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

January 12, 2016 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Members of the public are welcome to attend and invited to share their ideas with their council members.


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.


For more information about voting in the upcoming federal election please visit www.elections.ca.  By visiting this site, you can ensure that you are on the voter's list, locate your riding, research candidates, find your local Elections Canada office and locate when and where to vote.  Alternatively, you can call 1-800-463-6868 to reach Elections Canada.



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

  • Sweaburg - Monday, October 5, 2015 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm
  • Beachville - Friday October 16, 2015 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm
  • Dereham Centre - Friday October 16, 2015 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm
  • Mount Elgin - Friday October 23, 2015 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm
  • Brownsville - Friday October 23, 2015 between 8:00 am and 5:00 p

For more information, see the notice here.


SWOX 2030 

Thank you to all the members of the community who attended the public workshops and shared their vision, hopes, and dreams for the future of our collective community at the SWOX 2030 workshops held in Mount Elgin, Brownsville, Sweaburg, and Beachville.


The responses are currently being compiled and will be posted to this site shortly.  If you are still interested in sharing your thoughts, please contact any member of SWOX council.


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.

2015 Budget Approved

- By-Law & Final Budget


Energy Management Plan


Business & Industrial Incentive Program


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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