Missoula County Updating It’s Zoning Regulations

A very interesting notice from the Missoula County Zoning Amendments team…

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

As you may have heard, Missoula County is updating its zoning regulations. While land use policy can be tedious in its details, it’s also an essential tool for developing the kind of community we all want to live in. That’s why we hope you will attend one of the upcoming forums where CAPS’ staff will walk through the proposed changes and answer any questions you may have.

We have two tracks of meetings for audiences with different levels of familiarity with zoning regulations. Each forum will feature a short staff presentation about the changes and a follow up Q&A and discussion, with the Tuesday meetings involving a longer presentation with more detail for professionals who interact regularly with land use regulations, such as architects, surveyors, and engineers.

Here are the details and audiences we hope to reach at each meeting.
All forums are open to anyone who is interested in learning more.


For architects, engineers, and surveyors:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 17, 10 a.m. to Noon
  • Tuesday, Jan. 24, 10 a.m. to Noon

For the building industry, developers, and contractors:

  • Thursday, Jan. 12, 3 – 4 p.m.

For Missoula County Community Council members:

  • Thursday, Jan. 19, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

For the Open Lands Committee, Planning Board and Board of Adjustment members, and interested community members:

  • Thursday, Jan. 26, 3 – 4 p.m.

All meetings will be held in the Missoula County Courthouse, Room #151 (the County Commissioners’ Public Meeting Room), 200 W. Broadway, and refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to jdixon@missoulacounty.us

At each forum, participants will have the opportunity to formally comment on the proposed changes ahead of the public hearing in mid-February at the Planning Board, after which the proposed regulations will go to the Board of County Commissioners (anticipated mid-March).

We encourage you to join in this important discussion and spread the word to any interested colleagues. Your participation will help make the zoning update successful and better understood by the general public and those interested in land use, quality of life, and economic development in Missoula County.

Our apologies in advance if you are receiving this message more than once. We are reaching out far and wide and may have your email contact information duplicated in our address books. Please let us know if you would like to be removed from our mailing list.

Best Regards,
Jennie Dixon, Planner IV, AICP (406-258-4946)
Jamie Erbacher, Planner III, CFM (406-258-4653)
Your County Zoning Amendments Team

Missoula County Community and Planning Services
323 W. Alder
Missoula, MT 59802