Ordinances & Zoning Permits
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Recent Norway Ordinances & Drafts

Ordinance 401 - Notice of Joint Zoning Ordinance Adoption
Norway Area (City of Norway and Norway Township) Residents

An ordinance to repeal and replace the current Norway Area Joint Zoning Ordinance #392.
Adopted: City of Norway –August 20, 2012, Norway Township-August 13, 2012
Published: August 29, 2012
Effective: September 4, 2012

Click here to download a pdf of this new ordinance

Ordinance 400 - Ordinance prohibiting the use of petroleum powered water craft from city owned property on Hanbury Lake, Norway, MI.
Enacted: July 16, 2012
Published: July 25, 2012
Effective: July 31, 2012

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Ordinance 399 - Ordinance regulating the sale and use of fireworks within the city of Norway
Enacted: August 6, 2012
Published: August 22, 2012
Effective: August 23, 2012

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Ordinance 398 - Ordinance to prohibit U-Turns
Enacted: January 23, 2012
Published: February 1, 2012
Effective: February 7, 2012

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Lien Collection on utility bills
Click here to download a pdf of the new ordinance. 

Rental code ordinance

Click here to download a pdf of the new ordinance. This Ordinance is for anybody who is renting housing in the Norway Utility Billing area. If you are a renter and still need to fill out the proper form that the ordinance refers to, click here to download a pdf of it.  To figure out how your residence is zoned, please refer to the zoning map, or come down to city Hall and look at the one in our office.

The City of Norway Animal Ordinance
The City of Norway has a new animal ordinance.  Please click here to download your copy. This ordinance went into effect October 1, 2010.

Zoning Permits
In the City of Norway to do certain projects you must have a zoning permit.  We have these permits for you at City Hall, or you can print them out on this page. Please call the City Hall to talk to the City Assessor or Manager about any questions you may have on the permits.

Your home and Norway zoning requirements

  Item wanting to build  Zoning Compliance Permit ($20) DC construction code building permit
  new home yes yes
  new addition yes yes
  car port yes yes
  garage yes yes
  pool - above & in ground yes depends on depth
  fence yes no
  deck/porch yes yes
  shed yes depends on size


Step 1:
Download the Zoning Compliance Permit application, fill out the form, drop off at City Hall, 4 or 5 days before you need action by the zoning administrator.

Step 2: Acquire the needed building permits from the DC Construction code office in Iron Mountain.

Step 3: If you are told that a variance is needed fill out a variance form that is called: Norway Area Zoning Board of Appeals Application. Download Variance Form


City Assessor: Jim Waisanen, ext 203 Hours-M-(8-12), W-(8-5)
City Manager:  Ray Anderson, ext 205

Norway Area Permit Application
Norway Area Zoning Board of Appeals Application

The City of Norway and Norway Township have a Joint Zoning Ordinance.  The following is a pdf of the ordinance.  Download this to look up any question you have regarding the area and permits.


PDF:  Norway Area Joint Zoning Ordinance #401

Codified ordinances are those ordinances that are arranged in a systematic, understandable order.
Suggestion: The best way to find a specific section of the ordinance is to type in your interest area in the search box at the top

Codified Ordinances
web page

Zoning Map
To figure out what your area or residence is zoned, please refer to the zoning map for Norway, or come down to City Hall and see a large printed out version of it.

PDF:  Zoning Map

Zoning Costs
There are costs for the permit proccess.  Download the following pdf to figure out how much it will cost you to purchase the permits you need for your project.

PDF:  Zoning costs