City of

Chickamaw Beach

on the shores of beautiful norway lake

EST. 1950


New Ordinance for Short Term Rentals

The Chickamaw Beach City Council recently passed a new city ordinance regarding short term vacation rentals with city limits. These rentals are often found on websites such as Air BnB or VRBO. Any property owner or potential property owner with property in the city limits should review this important ordinance to ensure that current or potential use is in accordance with this ordinance. The ordinance can be viewed here or within the city’s Land Use ordinances.

If you have questions, you should contact the city clerk or building and zoning administrator. Contact info found here.


  1. No public meetings are allowed between 6pm and 8 pm on election day.
  2. The deadline for voter pre-registration is October 18, at 5 pm for in-person applications at the Auditor-Treasurer’s office, and up to 11:59 pm for online registration applications at
  3. Absentee voting begins September 23 (earlier if ballots are available) and runs through Monday, November 7 at 5 pm. Applications can be submitted on paper forms or online at In addition to the Courthouse location, in-person absentee voting is conducted at seven other locations across Cass County for specific precincts. Please refer to the designated locations attachment for details. There are extended hours for absentee voting on Saturday, November 5 from 10 am to 3 pm and until 5 pm on November 7 at each location.

Mail Ballot Procedures



Before you build or remodel, make sure you checkout our zoning and ordinances to see if your project is in-line with city ordinances and if it requires a building permit.


Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page to get important information regarding service offerings and other typical questions for residents.


Help Us Keep Norway Beautiful

Lakeshore and non-lakeshore folks are invited to join or donate to the Norway Lake Association. We all need to do our part to keep this important resource clean and beautiful for generations to come.


We’re happy to welcome you to our little bit of heaven.

Council News

Council Appoints New Treasurer

At it’s April meeting, Mayor Backman and the Council appointed a new treasurer for the City of Chickamaw Beach. Erica O’Brien (seen below during her swearing in) replaces the former treasurer whose resignation was accepted at the same meeting.

The Council is excited to welcome Ms. O’Brien and looks forward to working with her to serve its constituents.