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  • Location / Mailing Address
    40 11th Street West, Suite 220
    Kalispell, MT 59901

    Phone (406) 751-8200
  • DIRECTOR:
    Vacant
    Email
  • HOURS:
    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Closed on Federal Holidays

Planning & Zoning

The Flathead County Planning & Zoning Office provides technical planning assistance to Flathead County.  We are administered by the Board of County Commissioners. Our primary responsibilities include assisting in all facets of long range Community and Neighborhood planning, Zoning Administration and Subdivision Review.  We also administer the Flathead County Lakeshore Protection Program and Flathead County Floodplain Program.  Our staff is available to talk about any aspect of development occurring in Flathead County. 

*If you have questions regarding something within city limits, please contact the appropriate city planning office.  You can find contact information here

IMPORTANT NOTICES:

Office update:

Our office is open to the public. 

DUE TO STAFFING SHORTAGES….

The Planner On Duty (POD) will ONLY be available between:

9:00 am -12:00 pm
and
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

 We appreciate your patience!

If you are dropping off applications, administrative staff can assist you.

For questions, please call 751-8200 or email planning.zoning@flathead.mt.gov

UPDATED FEE SCHEDULE

As of October, 12, 2021, some of the fees have been increased.  Attached is the new fee schedule

Updated Fee Schedule

NOTICE OF BOARD POSITION VACANCIES

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Flathead County is seeking individuals who want to make a difference in their community by filling vacancies on various Boards. Letters of interest are being accepted for a limited number of openings on the following Boards: Flathead County Board of Adjustment, Flathead County Planning Board, Columbia Falls City-County Planning Board and Zoning Commission, Whitefish Planning Board, Ashley Lake Land Use Advisory Committee, Egan Slough Planning and Zoning Commission, Helena Flats Land Use Advisory Committee, LaBrant-Lindsey Land Use Advisory Committee, Little Bitterroot Lake Land Use Advisory Committee, Middle Canyon Land Use Advisory Committee, Riverdale Land Use Advisory Committee, Rogers Lake Land Use Advisory Committee, and the West Valley Land Use Advisory Committee. All positions are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners

For more information on vacancies on county boards, please click here.

COLUMBIA FALLS CITY-COUNTYPLANNING BOARD AND ZONING COMMISSION

There are two (2) county vacancies on this board. Applicants must reside within the planning jurisdictional area but outside the city limits of Columbia Falls. The terms each run two (2) years beginning January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2023 

WHITEFISH PLANNING BOARD

There is one (1) county vacancy on this board. The term will run from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2023. All county positions are appointed by the Flathead County Commissioners. 

To be considered for a county position the applicants must reside outside the city limits of

TO APPLY FOR ANY OF THESE POSITIONS:

Letters of interest (please specify which board/committee you are applying for) including name, physical address, mailing address, daytime phone number and qualifications should be submitted to:

Angela Phillips
Flathead County Planning and Zoning Office
South Campus Building
40 11th Street West, Ste. 220
Kalispell, MT   59901

All letters of interest should be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 12, 2021. For additional information and specific qualifications please call 751-8200.

Added on 10/12/2021 @ 11:53 am

West Glacier Vision Plan

In October 2019, after more than a year of informal discussions, residents of the West Glacier area were awarded a Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) grant from the National Park Service.  After 14 additional months of neighborhood meetings, round table discussions, and talking to individuals, the West Glacier Vision Plan (draft) was developed. 

Please take the time to review the draft by clicking here.  Comments may be submitted by via email to planning.zoning@flathead.mt.gov or in writing at Flathead County Planning and Zoning , 40 11th Street West, Suite 220, Kalispell, MT 59901.