Community Development and Planning
Community Development and Planning Contact Information
Community Development and Planning Department
Room 230, City/County Building
316 N. Park Ave., Helena, MT 59623
Department Phone: (406) 447-8374
Department Email: Email
Hours: 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Zoning in Lewis and Clark County
Lewis and Clark County administers two types of zoning:
Part 1 Zoning as authorized by Title 76, Chapter 2, Part 1 Montana Code Annotated is zoning petitioned by property owners to be created by the Board of County Commissioners. Lewis and Clark County has many Part 1 Zoning districts, often called Special Zoning Districts, within the Helena Valley Planning Area. Additional Special Zoning Districts are located in the Lincoln and the Canyon Ferry Planning Areas. These Special Zoning Districts vary greatly in application, intent, and development pattern. To learn more about Part 1 Zoning in Lewis and Clark County, visit the Part 1 Zoning page here.
Part 2 Zoning as authorized by Title 76, Chapter 2, Part 2 Montana Code Annotated is zoning initiated by the County and is applicable within the Helena Valley Planning Area. To learn more about Part 2 Zoning in the Helena Valley Planning Area, visit the Part 2 Zoning page here.
Zoning Advisory Panel:
On November 19, 2020, the Board of County Commissioners established the Helena Valley Planning Area Blue-Ribbon Panel (to be known as the "Zoning Advisory Panel"). The Zoning Advisory Panel has been tasked to investigate and assist with recommendations for several specific aspects of the Helena Valley Planning Area Zoning Regulations. To learn more about the Zoning Advisory Panel and upcoming meetings, visit the Zoning Advisory Panel page here.