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Select a Proposed Road Name


Land Divisions

  • If you are dividing land with existing or proposed roads wholly contained under common ownership and those roads serve or are proposed to serve three or more properties or are 1/4 mile in length or longer, the road(s) should be named on the plat or certificate of survey.
  • In the event continuous roads precede or follow the land being divided and are under different ownership, the petition process must be followed (see below).

Owner-Initiated Petition Process

  • Using the Road Naming Petition Form, obtain the original ink signatures of the property owners having access off of the road to be named, having an address assignment on the road to be named, or owning property along the road to be named.  This form must be distributed among all eligible voters so everyone has an opportunity to agree with the name idea or offer their own suggestion.  If you are unsure who along the road would be considered an eligible voter, please contact the GIS Department for a list.
  • Return the Road Naming Petition Form with original ink signatures of the property owners to the GIS Department.  Upon approval, notification of the new road name and new address assignments will be sent to each property owner whose address is affected by the change. Flathead County will install the road name sign(s).      

County-Initiated Ballot Process

  • As the County identifies roads to be named/renamed, ballots will be mailed to property owners having access off of the road to be named, having an address assignment on the road to be named, or owning property along the road to be named.
  • Ballots must be returned by the stated deadline and include a valid road name with an original ink signature of the property owner in order to be counted.
  • The ballots will be tabulated and the proposed (valid) name receiving the most votes will be chosen.  Upon approval, notification of the new road name and new address assignments will be sent to each property owner whose address is affected by the change. Flathead County will install the road name sign(s).

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