Proposed Zoning

Planning Board now scheduled to review on June 16, 2020


Lewis and Clark County Draft Part 2 County-Initiated Zoning regulations are now available for public review and comment.

The regulations and map are found at

The Part 2 County Regulations affect the majority of the Helena Valley. Proposed are several different zoning areas, which range from Urban to Rural. The proposed Urban area is close to the cities, while two separate Suburban areas will help transition between the Urban and Rural areas. The Rural area, which covers most of the valley, is proposed to have lower development levels to help reduce the impacts of new growth, which the public identified as a major concern in the last update to the Growth Policy. 

The Consolidated City and County Planning Board is scheduled to review these draft regulations on June 16, 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this date is subject to change. Updates on this date will be posted on the website and people can also call the Planning office at 406-447-8374.

The public is encouraged to provide comments on the DRAFT Zoning Regulations and Map. Comments may be sent to the Planning Division Office at planning(at) or County Planning Division, Room 230, 316 N. Park Ave., Helena, MT 59623.

A comment form is available here:

Citizens were very involved in the 2015 Helena Valley Area Growth Policy, which focused on addressing Five Key Issues:Water, Wastewater, Roads, Fire Protection and Flooding. The Growth Policy created the vision for a new approach to growth management in the Valley. The proposed zoning is a tool needed to address the growth constraints and respond to them appropriately.