Where is the office located?
The City of Kalispell Planning & Building Department is located in the lower level of the Kalispell City Hall – 201 1st Avenue East (at the intersection of 1st Avenue East and 2nd Street East), Kalispell. The mailing address is P.O. Box 1997, Kalispell, MT 59903.
What building codes are currently being used?
2012 International Building, Mechanical, Fuel Gas, Fire & Energy Code;
2012 International Existing Building Code;
2012 International Residential Code; and
2012 Uniform Plumbing Code.
My property is outside the city limits of Kalispell. Do I need a building permit?
The City of Kalispell building permitting process only covers properties within the city limits.
If you are unsure of the location of your property refer to the city limits map by selecting the link.
What projects do not require building permits?
What do permits cost?
Approximately 2% of the project value, not including impact fees.
Permits for fire alarm systems are issued by the City of Kalispell Building Department. All other Electrical Permits are issued through the State of Montana.
Can I do my own plumbing and mechanical work? Would I still need a permit to do this work?
A homeowner can do their own plumbing and mechanical work however a permit is still required.
Do contractors need to be licensed with the State in order to do work in the city?
Contractors are required to be registered with the State of Montana, Department of Labor and Industry Employment Relations Division in Helena. You can register through their website at www.mtcontractor.com or by calling (406) 444-9029.
Are businesses/contractors required to be licensed to operate in the city?
Currently the City of Kalispell only issues business licenses for gas fitters. The Building Department is responsible for administering the gas fitters test and issuing licenses and renewals for both businesses and individual gas fitters. For additional information contact our office.
If you have any other questions please contact the Kalispell Building Department at (406) 758-7730 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.