Frequently Asked Questions
Who Should I Contact about...
Please contact the Flathead County Clerk & Recorder's Office, located on the 1st floor of the Old Courthouse, 800 South Main, Kalispell, MT. Phone: (406) 758-5526
For budget questions/information, please contact the Flathead County Finance Department, located on the 2nd floor of the Old Courthouse, 800 South Main, Kalispell, MT. Phone: (406) 758-5538
The citizens of Flathead County voted against a County Building Department, therefore, no County Building Permits are required.
Please contact the City of Kalispell to see if you fall within the jurisdiction of the Kalispell Building Department (which does extend past the City Limits). Phone: (406) 758-7730
You will need to contact the State of Montana Building Codes Bureau for plumbing, mechanical, electrical, elevator and boiler codes. Phone: (406) 841-2056. Web site: BuildingCodes.mt.gov
Please contact the State of Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation/Fire Management, 655 Timberwolf Parkway, Kalispell, MT. Phone: (406) 752-7376
Business licenses for individuals operating from a permanent location or individuals seeking to obtain a Tax ID number should contact the State of Montana Department of Revenue at (406) 444-3665.
For other business license information, contact the Accounting Department at (406) 758-5688.
The Chamber of Commerce is not a County department. Please contact the office you are looking for at the following numbers:
Bigfork: Phone (406) 837-5888
Columbia Falls: Phone (406) 892-2072
Lakeside/Somers: Phone (406) 844-3715
Kalispell: Phone (406) 758-2800
Whitefish: Phone (406) 862-3501
A completed application must be received at the Commissioners Office prior to burial or cremation and must meet indigent criteria.
Deceased must be a resident of Flathead County.
Please contact the Commissioners Office (phone: (406) 758-5503) or contact the funeral home for an indigent burial application. When submitting an application you must also submit the statement cost from the funeral home.
We do not pay for funeral services, graveside services, memorial services, embalming, transportation of remains, caskets, urns, etc. There is a flat fee paid for either cremation or burial. Contact the Commissioners Office to obtain more information.
Please contact the Flathead County Clerk of District Court, located on the 3rd floor of the Justice Center, 920 South Main, Kalispell, MT. Phone: (406) 758-5660
Please contact Environmental Health, 40 11th Street West, Suite 210, Kalispell, MT. Phone: (406) 751-8145
"No Wake" Zones on lakes are approved by the Board of Commissioners, however, they are set up and enforced by the State of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, 490 North Meridian, Kalispell, MT. Phone: (406) 752-5501
The County does not have authority to adopt a noise ordinance, due to Montana law. We suggest contacting your local police station for assistance.
Raffle permit forms can be downloaded here.
1. There is no fee.
2. Non-profit organizations are exempt from the raffle permit process.
3. The permit must be filled in and returned to the Commissioners Office for approval.
4. The second page of the permit must be filled in and returned to the Commissioners Office within 30 days of the raffle date.
Please contact the Flathead County Planning & Zoning Office, 40 11th Street West, Suite 220, Kalispell, MT. Phone: (406) 751-8200
The tax assessor is not a County department. The State of Montana Assessor's Office (aka Department of Revenue) is located in the Crop Hail Building, 100 Financial Drive, Suite 210, Kalispell, MT. Phone: (406) 758-5700
Page Last Updated: Sep 16, 2022