Announcements and Important Information


Feb. 15, 2024: Missoula County will be aligning with the State of Montana Building Codes Division regarding contrasting primer. Please click here for more information. Feel free to reach out to your local inspector or building official if you have any questions.

January 2024: With our most recent update to the permitting software system, applicants are now able to view their scheduled inspections and inspection results online. You can do this through your login with the Missoula County Permit System. We hope that this will help customers stay informed between the field and the office.

Residents throughout Missoula County are now eligible to receive a $500 rebate for replacing water heaters in their homes with certain energy-efficient alternatives, thanks to a new rebate program(External link) Missoula County and the City of Missoula launched in 2023. Click here for more information.

Missoula County Zoning Regulation Maintenance Update

An annual maintenance update to the Missoula County Zoning Regulations took effect September 14th, 2023. Projects submitted after this date will be reviewed under the updated code. This routine maintenance update does not amend policy, but provides clarity to existing regulations. Refer to the updated Zoning Regulations, dated Sept. 14, 2023, on our website. Please contact the Department of Planning, Development and Sustainability at [email protected] or 406.258.4642 if you have questions.

The Board of County Commissioners for Missoula County passed Resolution 2022-123 pertaining to fee clarifications, form changes, 200 sq. ft. exemption definition clarification and the adoption of International Residential Code appendices Q, Tiny Houses and Strawbale Construction. You can find more details here.

The Building division applies a 3.2% third-party fee to all credit and debit card transactions. Please see Step 1 to start the permitting process and call the main Building Division line above if you need help.

Check out the Missoula County Building Division's Guide to Building Code Updates and Tip Sheets

Office Holidays and Upcoming Closures

Missoula County offices are closed to observe the holidays on the following dates:

  • Jan 1, 2024: New Years Day
  • Jan. 15, 2024: Martin Luther King Jr., Day
  • Feb. 19, 2024: Presidents' Day
  • May 27, 2024: Memorial Day
  • July 4, 2024: Fourth of July
  • Sept. 2, 2024: Labor Day
  • Oct. 14, 2024: Indigenous Peoples Day
  • Nov. 5, 2024: Election Day
  • Nov. 11, 2024: Veterans Day
  • Nov. 28, 2024: Thanksgiving
  • Dec. 25, 2024: Christmas Day


NEW!!! Online Inspection Scheduler

Please take advantage of this convenient, easy-to-use feature to help save time.

Inspections can be requested 24 hours in advance. We cannot guarantee same day inspections, but will accommodate as schedules allow. Inspection requests can be sent to [email protected] or made by calling 406-258-3701 and select option #1 and leaving a message.