I would like to build an ADU, where should I begin?

After you have confirmed your parcel to have met the criteria, you may want to contact a design and/or land use professional.  

You can also reach out to zoningdesk@ci.missoula.mt.us and schedule a Project Review Team (PRT) meeting, which is a one-hour virtual meeting with the planning, engineering and building departments to determine a project’s feasibility. Please submit a permit intake form, which can be found here, along with a site plan, design details and list of questions. 



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1. Do ADUs require additional parking?
2. Are there design standards for ADUs?
3. Can I convert my garage to an ADU?
4. Is it required that the homeowner live in the primary residence?
5. I have been notified of my neighbor’s intent to build an ADU. Is there anything I can do to prevent it from being built?
6. I would like to build an ADU, where should I begin?
7. Can an ADU share utility infrastructure with a primary residence?
8. What if I have an existing second dwelling unit not approved through a permit process?
9. Who owns the water and sewer services lines?
10. Do I need a separate water service line for my accessory structure?
11. If my existing house is billed for water as a flat rate, can I add an accessory building to the account?
12. Do I need a separate sewer service line for my accessory structure?
13. Where do I find information about my existing water or sewer service line?
14. How do I complete a fixture count?
15. Do I need a separate water meter for my accessory structure?
16. Can my accessory structure be billed separately for water?