In light of the recommendation from the City-County Health Department to implement service delivery measures to transition away from walk-in and face-to-face services, the City of Kalispell will be limiting public access to City Hall at 201 First Avenue East, beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020 until further notice. Only essential meetings will be conducted at City Hall, with most meetings using conference call or other online meeting services. It is important to highlight that city services remain fully staffed and operational during this time, including field activities and inspections performed by Parks and Recreation, Public Works, and the Building Department. It is important, however, to modify the manner of service delivery, if necessary, to protect the health and safety of staff and the community. Any city employees may be contacted through the phone numbers listed on the website by department or via email.

Building Department Overview

The City of Kalispell’s Building Department performs plan reviews and inspections on all commercial and residential projects within the city limits.


Permits are required for building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, tenant improvements and fire suppression systems.

NEW - You can now schedule building inspections via email/text to - please include permit or address number, type of inspection you need and a contact name and phone number. You will receive a reply with the date and time of your inspection. Reminder - inspections must be scheduled 24 hours in advance, we cannot guarantee same day inspections.


Our website includes the requirements and forms needed for new construction, remodels, additions, tenant improvements, detached garages, and decks.


In addition, the department is responsible for conducting Fire Life Safety inspections and fire/alarm plan review of commercial properties within the city.

Building Permits Issued