Planning and Zoning

News and Updates

  • Highway 93 South Corridor Plan is underway; the Steering Committee met for the first time on May 17, 2018.
  • Short-term rental, sometimes referred to as a vacation rental, rental of an entire privately owned house, townhouse unit, condominium unit, apartment or other residence, or any space within a dwelling unit rented independently, for stays of less than 30 days.  Short-term rentals are only permitted in certain areas of town (map).  Properties eligible for short-term rentals are required to obtained a short-term rental permit and business license.  If you have any questions, please call our office at 406-863-2410.
  • 2018 Annual Report

The Planning Department provides advice and technical expertise to assist citizens, elected officials, committees, and public agencies in understanding controlling regulations, key issues, and priorities for community development, with a long term commitment to economic vitality, design quality, and environmental integrity. Customer service, with an emphasis on building partnerships, is our first priority. 

Finding Us

The Whitefish Planning Department is located at 418 East Second Street.

Call us at 406-863-2410
Fax us at 406-863-2409

Our mailing address is:

City of Whitefish Planning Department
PO Box 158
Whitefish, MT 59937

City planning staff is here to assist you with your development projects.

David Taylor, AICP, Director   406-863-2416   e-mail
(long range planning, major projects, text amendments, zoning administration, food vendors, etc.)
Wendy Compton-Ring, AICP, Senior Planner   406-863-2418   e-mail
(subdivisions, PUDs, architectural review, CUPs, current planning, etc.) 
Bailey Minnich, AICP, CFM, Planner II   406-863-2412  e-mail
(lakeshore protection, floodplain administration, variances, current planning, etc.)
Hilary Lindh, Long Range Planner 406-863-1254 email
Major Robinson, Code Compliance Officer 406-863-1242 email