Planning & Building Department

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.

The Building Department serves the public by creating partnerships with citizens and the developer, contractor, and business communities to accomplish mutually beneficial goals such as the safe, timely, and successful completion of projects. Rather than having an enforcement orientation, the department focuses on education, and strives to maintain a customer-service driven, problem solving orientation for the plan review, permitting, and inspection functions.

Customer service, with an emphasis on building partnerships, is our first priority.

City Planning and Building staff are here to assist you with your development projects. For more information on which staff member to reach out to, review the Planning and Building Staff Directory.

News & Updates

June 2021 Update

In-person meetings for all Boards and Committees are resuming! Through the transition back to in-person meetings, guidelines from the CDC and Flathead City-County Health Department will continue to be followed in order to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Please come prepared to wear a mask until seated and maintain six feet of physical distance whenever possible from other participants. When additional hybrid meeting options are available via a web-based videoconferencing tool, notice of such option will be included on the agenda. If you have additional questions, please contact our office at 406-863-2414.

2020 Planning and Building Annual Report (PDF)