The Community Development and Planning Department is responsible for the coordination and guidance of growth and development through planning, zoning, subdivision review, parks, transportation and special districts.
COUNTY GROWTH POLICY - Adopted growth policies guide long range, non-regulatory planning and establish a broad framework for proceeding with more detailed shorter-range planning
FEE SCHEDULE- Fees collected for applications, requests, permits and other activities administered by the Community Development and Planning Department
HISTORIC PRESERVATION- This office works for the Historic Preservation Commission and collaborates with various entities in: hosting events/activities, providing information, guiding and advocating lessened impacts to historical areas, advising City and County.
PARKS AND TRANSPORTATION- Groups and standards for improving parks and transportation within our county
PERMITS- The Permitting Office was established to coordinate appointments, resources, fee transactions and County permits
PUBLIC MEETINGS- Public input is sought through a number of meetings held by various Boards, Committees and Commissions
SPECIAL DISTRICTS- Assists residents in the processes relating to Rural Improvement Districts, Water and Sewer Districts, and Fire Districts
SUBDIVISION REGULATION- The County regulates land development through a variety of technical standards designed to promote public health, safety and welfare.
ZONING- Part I (Citizen Initiated) and Part II (County Initiated) zoning is managed and established through the department's zoning administrator.
Community Development and Planning Contact Information
Director: George Thebarge
Director Email: Email
Department Phone: (406) 447-8374
Department Email: Email
Room 230, City/County Building
Lewis and Clark County
Community Development and Planning Department
316 N. Park Ave., Helena, MT 59623
8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
To provide high quality service, encourage public participation, improve communication, and utilize clear objectives, standards and procedures.