Lake County, Montana

Planning Department
Photo of Lake county shape Mission Statement:
The Lake County Planning Department works to provide quality service to the public while encouraging responsible development, growth, and land uses throughout the County. The Planning Department strives to 1) promote public health and safety, 2) prevent activities that adversely impact the quality of life, and 3) encourage activities that preserve and protect the natural environment, water quality, wildlife habitat, and economic & agricultural opportunities for future generations.

Tasks assigned to the Planning Department include:

General long-range land use planning
Growth Policy implementation
Subdivision review and permitting
Subdivision exemption review
Certificate of Survey and Plat review
Zoning administration and permitting
Building notification permitting
Lakeshore construction permitting
Floodplain development and permitting
Property Research

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Lake County currently seeks volunteers for the Planning & Zoning Commission. Positions begin on January 1, 2019. If you have questions about the area of jurisdiction for a particular board, please check with Lake County Planning Deptartment. To obtain an application you may download and print it or contact the Lake County Planning Department.

Please submit a letter of interest and a completed application for the specific Board in which you are interested to Lake County Planning. 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 .
Projects Under Review:
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Jacob Feistner, Planning Director
Lake County Courthouse Room # 315

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

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