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Lake County Planning Department


Planning Department Projects Under Review:


Lake County currently seeks volunteers for the following Boards.  Positions begin on January 1, 2018.  Please check with the Planning Dept. if you have questions about the area of jurisdiction for a particular board. 

  • Click the photo to the right for full board descriptions.

Application links:

         Lake County Planning Board

         Planning & Zoning Commission

         Polson City-County Planning Board



The Planning Department works with the Lake County Commissioners & other boards, other county departments, and state, local, & Tribal governments to promote responsible development, growth, & land uses in Lake County.

Tasks assigned to the Planning Department include:
  General long-range planning
  Growth Policy development and implementation
  Developing & reviewing new planning regulations and regulation updates, revisions, and amendments
Subdivision review
  Subdivision exemption claim examinations
  Survey review and routing (certificates of survey, subdivision plats, and amended plats)
  Zoning administration and permitting
  Building notification permitting
  Floodplain development and permitting
  Lakeshore construction permitting
  Capital Improvements Planning (CIP)


 The Planning Department is located on the 3rd floor of the Lake County Courthouse, at the offices of Environmental Health and Planning. Hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The department and the courthouse are closed on county-recognized holidays. Informal Project Review


Lake County Planning Department
106 4th Avenue East
Polson, MT 59860

Phone:         406-883-7235
Fax:             406-883-7205


Parks and Trail Plan

Jacob Feistner, Planning Director

Robert Edington, Planner

Clint Evenson, Planner

Tiffani Murphy, Planner

Lita Fonda, Administrative Assistant



The Lake County Planning Department serves as county planning staff for the following boards:

Lake County Planning Board

Polson City-County Planning Board

Lake County Board of Adjustment

Lake County Commissioners




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