Location / Mailing Address
Earl Bennett Building, 2nd Floor
1035 1st Ave West
Kalispell, MT 59901
P (406) 751-8200
F (406) 751-8210
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed on Holidays
Flathead County Planning and Zoning
LOCATION: 1035 1st Ave West, Kalispell, Earl Bennett Building - 2nd Floor
CLICK HERE for information regarding the rural Whitefish jurisdiction transition.
Board/Committee Vacancies 2013
Bigfork Land Use Advisory Committee A Member-at-Large seat on the Bigfork Land Use Advisory Committee (BLUAC) will be appointed for a one-year term on May 30, 2013. Members must be registered voters within the BLUAC jurisdiction for a minimum of two years. The BLUAC will also appoint a Secretary to serve for one year. Deadline for letters of interest: May 27, 2013
Please send letters of interest to:
P. O. Box 2105
Bigfork, MT 59911
Flathead County has one (1) opening on the Columbia Falls City-County Planning Board. For more information and specific qualifications regarding the position please click here.
Flathead County has a limited number of openings on various boards and committees:
Ashley Lake Land Use Advisory Committee
Helena Flats Land Use Advisory Committee
La Brant-Lindsey Lane Land Use Advisory Committee
Middle Canyon Land Use Advisory Committee
Rogers Lake Land Use Advisory Committee
West Valley Land Use Advisory Committee.
All positions are appointed by the Flathead County Board of County Commissioners.
For more information and specific qualifications regarding any of the above mentioned boards/committees please click here.
posted 10/17/12 , updated 12/3/12, 12/4/12, 1/11/13, 2/6/13, 2/21/13, 3/11/13, 4/9/13
posted BLUAC notice 2/27/13, posted second BLUAC notice 4/26/13
About our office
The Flathead County Planning & Zoning Office provides technical planning assistance to Flathead County. We are administered by the Board of County Commissioners. Our primary responsibilities include assisting in all facets of long range Community and Neighborhood planning, Zoning Administration and Subdivision Review. We also administer the Flathead County Lakeshore Protection Program and Flathead County Floodplain Program. Our staff is available to talk about any aspect of development occurring in Flathead County. View pictures of our Staff.
“The Flathead County Planning & Zoning Office is committed to providing the highest level of planning services. We will accomplish this through employees who anticipate public needs, and promote a work environment that encourages creativity, communication and cooperation. The office will also encourage professional development and training for all staff members.”
Staff is involved with education, coordination and uses other tools and strategies to protect and maintain property values, public investment, the built and natural environment, and the general quality of life and community character for residents and visitors. In all work efforts, it is the responsibility of the FCPZ to:
A key component to all FCPZ activities will be to promote “transparent planning processes” involving staff and the public. Public engagement and buy-in at the very earliest opportunity should facilitate public acceptance and ownership of the final product. Staff should also feel ownership with work products. Staff must be flexible and innovative to meet the unique needs of a changing public.
FCPZ staff will strive to produce the leadership and creativity required to realize the department’s vision. To this extent all staff will be held accountable by his/her supervisor to maintain the high level of professional work ethic clearly demonstrated to date. Staff is also encouraged to constantly evaluate departmental operations by exploring new opportunities for streamlining processes and procedures and recommending better ways to do business.
II. RELATIONSHIP TO COUNTY MISSION STATEMENT AND CORE VALUES
Flathead County has adopted a “Mission Statement” and “Core Values”:
“We provide responsive and accountable services to protect and enhance the Flathead community”
This Mission Statement and accompanying Core Values are reflected in this work plan. County Core Values include:
- Accountable stewardship of taxpayer resources
- Respectful and responsive communication
- Professional service with quality and integrity
- Proactive and innovative leadership at all levels
- Creating a positive team culture that values all people
- Safety and security throughout the County
- Equal treatment for all
The Planning and Zoning office will commit itself to attempting to achieve these values and provide an environment where the public and staff can engage in active communication and discussion.