Processes for Permits, Plans, & Payment

Help us serve you from a distance as we navigate a changing health environment with covid-19...

Missoula businesses: we care about you and are committed to meeting your needs to the best of our ability during this challenging time. Development Services will continue to process permits and business licenses & to accept plans and payment. We strongly encourage email and electronic submissions, but will continue to process mail and drop box deliveries daily.  Please be patient with us - call volumes are high. We will return your messages and emails and want to know how we can serve you better.

CALL reception at 406.552.6630 and get connected with offices and services and forms         Mon-Fri 8 am to 4 pm. If you get voicemail during office hours - we are assisting another      customer - please leave us a message.

MAKE PAYMENTS over the phone, Mon-Fri  8 am to 2 pm  

EMAIL one of our service offices with questions and requests                                                         **please do not share payment information via email**

          Business Licensing:

          Permitting Services:

          Building Services:

          Planning & Zoning Info:

          Engineering Info: 

*Need a form or application?  Email 

MAIL hard copy business license, permit, and application forms - as well as checks - to:

 City of Missoula | ATTN: Development Services | 435 Ryman | Missoula, MT 59802

DROP OFF hardcopy permit and application forms, payments and plans at a public drop box located inside the Ryman St. entrance of City Hall daily, Mon-Fri 8 am to 5 pm


Electronic fillable forms are now available for Business Licensing and frequently used Permit Applications.

  • By Computer: check your browser for compatibility 
  • By Phone: a free Adobe Reader app may be required (click here for details)

Contractors can continue to utilize the ACA for submission and payment of simple permits (mechanical, electrical, plumbing)

Electronic Document Review [EDR] is required for Commercial Building applications and is strongly encouraged for Residential Building applications.