The Kalispell Planning and Building Department has jurisdiction only over properties that are either within the current city limits of Kalispell or properties just outside the city limits if the owner wants to pursue annexation into the city. Otherwise you should contact the following offices depending on the location of your property:
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The City of Kalispell Planning and Building Department is located in the lower level of Kalispell City Hall at 201 1st Avenue East (at the intersection of 1st Avenue East and 2nd Street East). The mailing address is:P.O. Box 1997Kalispell, MT 59903
For more information, contact us at 406-758-7739.
You can either send an email or we will forward your comments/concerns to the planning board if you write a letter to:
Kalispell Planning and Building Department201 1st Avenue EKalispell, MT 59901
The planning board meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month beginning at 6 p.m. at the Kalispell City Council Chambers, 201 1st Avenue East. For more information, contact the Planning department at 406-758-7739.
The planning department provides zoning maps on our website in PDF format on our maps page. The zoning map also contains information on the city limits boundary and the location of the Highway 93 Alternate Route. If you choose to contact our office at 406-758-7940 you will need to have either the address or a legal description of the property in order for us to locate it on the map.
In addition, our Zoning Ordinance can be accessed on our Regulations page. The zoning district descriptions include permitted and conditional uses for the zone and property development standards such as setbacks, parking requirements, and fencing regulations.
Yes, a permit is required for a new sign or changing out an existing sign. The permit application can be downloaded from our website by selecting the Applications page.
In addition temporary signs such as banners, a-frame signs or other temporary signs also require a permit. The temporary sign permit application can be downloaded from our website also by selecting the Applications page on the right. For more information, contact us at 406-758-7739.
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 at 406-758-7730.