Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Welcome to the official website of the City of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin!

The City of Beaver Dam has mandatory boat launch user fees in order to make improvements to the city's water-based facilities and Beaver Dam Lake. Inspectors observing violations of boat launching user fees may issue citations. The basic penalty for a violation is $20. If unpaid after 72 hours, the violation citation increases to $30.

Boat Launch Sites

  • Edgewater Park
  • Tahoe Park
  • Waterworks Park
  • NOTE: Boat piers at the above parks are typically installed the week of April 15, with removal at the end of November, weather permitting.

Daily Permits
Residents & Non-Residents: $5

  • Valid on the date of purchase only
  • Sold at the boat launch sites through "self" registration

Annual Permits
Residents: $25; Non-Residents: $35

  • Valid April 1 - October 31 of the current year
  • Sold at the boat launch sites through "self" registration and at City Hall in the Finance Department located at 205 S. Lincoln Ave., Beaver Dam, WI. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm.


  • Residents are those who live within the city limits of Beaver Dam.
  • Non-Residents are those who live outside the city limits.