Lake County, Montana

Planning Department

The Planning Department works with the Lake County Commissioners and other boards along with other county departments, state, local, and Tribal governments to promote responsible development, growth, and 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)

Lake County currently seeks volunteers for the following Boards. Positions begin on January 1, 2019. If you have questions about the area of jurisdiction for a particular board or to obtain an application, please check with Lake County Planning Dept.

Please submit a letter of interest and a completed application for the specific Board in which you are interested to Lake County Planning on or before December 14, 2018. If you have experience that may be relevant to review of land use or growth management, please include this in your submittal. The Planning Dept. may be contacted at 106 4th Avenue East, Polson, MT 59860, phone (406) 883-7235, fax (406) 883-7205, or email .

· Lake County Planning Board
· Lake County Board Of Adjustment
· Polson City-County Planning Board
· Planning & Zoning Commission
Projects Under Review:

Jacob Feistner, Planning Director
Lake County Courthouse Room # 315

106 4th Ave E Polson, MT 59860
(406) 883-7235

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