Development Services is tasked with...
guiding the city’s growth by implementing thoughtful land use policies, working with the development community to accommodate quality development and redevelopment, and working with community members to ensure that Missoula can remain vibrant and dynamic while retaining its unique character and quality of life.
The Building Division includes the Building Official, plan reviewers, and inspectors. The Building Official functions as the AHJ (Agency Having Jurisdiction), providing official code interpretations for the jurisdiction, and administering the Building Codes Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS) Program. The building department reviews all building plans, including new, remodel, residential, and commercial plans for compliance to building code. The City of Missoula building department applies state adopted code. They complete field inspections to validate plans are implemented as approved and structures are built to code.
The Current Planning & Land Use Division team assists community members with private development projects. They review zoning compliance and building permits for compliance with the zoning code and review private development projects for compliance with Missoula's City Growth Policy and Zoning Code for Board approval. Current Planning staff processes requests for Annexation, Rezoning, Subdivision, Board of Adjustment variances, Design Review Board, Design Excellence, sign permits, building permits, floodplain permits, and zoning compliance permits.
Code Enforcement is the prevention, detection, investigation and enforcement of violations of ordinances adopted by the local municipality. These enforcement actions can be related to safety issues, building standards, land use, public works, health related codes, snow and hazardous vegetation, etc.
The permit and business licensing coordinators interact or ‘touch’ almost all development permits and business licenses in some way. Coordinators help users navigate and work in the Permits & Licensing Portal. Coordinators intake applications, assess fees, collect payments, issue permits and licenses, and generally assist with your project until it is closed or final.
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Available hours: 8am-5pm