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About Our Office

Contact Us

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

    P (406) 751-8200
    F (406) 751-8210
  • DIRECTOR:
    Mark Mussman
    Email
  • HOURS:
    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Closed on 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. 

Important Notices

Flathead County Trails Plan
Comment Period: September 1-30, 2018

           DRAFT Flathead County Trails Plan

The People, Athletics, Travel, Health, and Safety (PATHS) Committee is seeking comments from the public on the draft Flathead County Trails Plan during the month of September.  The updated plan discusses the vision and goals for the Flathead County trails network, trail development, maintenance and funding, and interactive trails map. After the comment period closes and all input has been considered, the draft Trails Plan will be presented for final adoption to the Flathead County Commissioners.

To comment on the draft plan:

  • Email planning.zoning@flathead.mt.gov
  • Mail to 40 11th St West Kalispell, MT 59901
  • Call the Planning and Zoning Department at (406) 751-8200

The Flathead County Board of Commissioners adopted an updated fee schedule effective August 6, 2018 per Resolution #1663K.  To view a copy of the updated fee schedule please click here.

Flathead County adopted new FEMA FIRM Panels effective November 4, 2015. To view the new maps click here.

Middle Cayon Land Use Advisory Committee is in the process of updating their bylaws. To view the bylaws in draft form click here.

Board/Committee Vacancies

Flathead County has a limited number of openings on various boards and committees that become vacant at the end of each year.  Please check back in the fall for more information regarding specific openings on these boards and committees.

Flathead County has representatives on the Columbia Falls City-County Planning Board and Zoning Commission and the Whitefish City Planning Board whose terms will expire at the end of each year.  For information regarding those vacancies on the Columbia Falls Planning and Zoning Commission and the Whitefish Planning Board please check back in the fall.