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 
N0J 1N0





Works Department:
312917 Dereham Line




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News and Highlights


There will be no garbage or recycling pick-up taking place on Monday September 7, 2015 (Labour Day).  Residents who normally would have collection scheduled on Mondays, will have their waste collected on Friday September 4, 2015.



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.



Residents of Oxford County are reminded that a water conservation program is in effect and that all water systems owned by Oxford County are subject to restrictions on the external use of water.  The external use of municipal water is restricted as noted in this information flyer.  


Water is a valuable resource and any property owner deemed by the County to be abusing the available water supply by watering at times other than as approved by this by-law, or other activities detrimental to the water supply, will be subject to penalties.


Permits are required for automatic sprinkler systems, initial swimming pool filling, extended watering hours for new seed/sod, non-profit organization fund-raising events and permits for special consideration.


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 

March 2015


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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