Electricians can refer to the State Electrical Board for information on obtaining licenses for the
different types of work they may perform.
A certified septic installer must install all septic systems. The Health Department maintains a
a list of certified installers in Missoula County. More information on septic
installer certification is online.
State law requires water well contractors and drillers to be licensed by the Board of Water Well Contractors.
The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation provides resources for well contractors/drillers online.
Permit fees help defray costs for time staff spend engaged in the permit process. To minimize the
chance of unexpected costs later in the process, it's best to carefully review permit fee information before applying.
Several factors go into fee determination, including type of permit and the complexity of the work being done.
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Indigenous Peoples Day
Election Day (even-numbered years)
Located at 6089 Training Drive in Missoula and 3360 Highway 83 N. in Seeley Lake.
The Building Division reviews construction plans to ensure they comply
with current building codes adopted by the State of Montana.
The Building Division also starts most Missoula County permits, including:
land use/zoning compliance permits
Open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call their office at 406-258-3701. Closed on these holidays.
Community and Planning Services
Located at 127 E. Main St., Suite 2, in Missoula.
Community and Planning Services reviews:
zoning compliance permits for land issues
Open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call their office at 406-258-4642. Closed on these holidays.
Located at 301 W Alder Street (2nd floor) in Missoula.
The Missoula City-County Health Department is responsible for protecting the natural environment and indoor public places.
This includes reviewing subdivision/development proposals. It also includes permitting and inspecting:
septic systems and wells
solid fuel heating units (wood stove installation)
Information Desk Hours: If you have a question specific to a subdivision proposal,
a septic system, or a well, please call the Land Sanitarian Information Desk at 406-258-4990. Desk hours are Monday – Friday,
8-5 with two exceptions: the noon hour, and a Thursday mornings from 8-10 a.m.