Building Division

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The Missoula County Building Division is located at 6089 Training Drive - approximately 1 ½ miles west of the Airport off of Hwy 10. Normal business hours are Mon. - Fri. from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Except holidays -- 2018 Schedule). The building division also has a satellite office located in Seeley Lake at 3360 Hwy 83 N.

For information on submittal requirements, scheduling inspections, or other general permitting questions, contact the Building Department at (406) 258-3701 or email

Apply for Permits Online

Missoula County Public Works' Building Division has upgraded our permitting software system to the new Odyssey program.

Odyssey Advantages:

Forms of payment accepted will be:  Visa/MC/Discover/Cash/Check & E-Check (E-checks have a $1 per transaction flat fee.)  As of 9/16/15, credit card transaction fee's are $1.25 + .01995%.



New News


  • City, County Encourage Public Input on Housing and Community Development Projects - for Info 

  • In an effort to streamline County departmental permitting processes and requirements, the Building Division and Community & Planning Services have worked together to compile checklists for both residential and commercial solar energy permitting. For more detailed information see the CAPS Solar Energy Page.

  • Is it easier to send an email than to call? We have a new general email address for you to send permitting questions, inspection requests, or any other questions related to our department. Please email us at

  • Effective July 1, 2017:  Seeley Lake Building Department office hours will change to 10am-12pm Monday - Friday.

  • Inspection cut-off times for same day inspections is 7am. 

  • Effective July 1, 2017:  For any permits issued on or after July 1, a $45 fee will be charged for the replacement of the red building permit cards that are kept on job sites during construction.

  • Information Request Policy 

  • Effective July 1, 2017:  The homeowner exemption that allows a homeowner to do their own electrical work will no longer apply to grid-tied generators.  After July 1, 2017 a Licensed Electrician with the State of Montana must obtain an electrical permit and do the work when installing a grid-tied generator. Please read SB0036 for more information.

  • Code Enforcement Program

  • Are you in the market to purchase a new home?  See our Homeowners Resource Guide for tips to help you navigate thru some of the road bumps!


 FINAL web Homeowner Info Brochure 2017   FINAL web Homeowner Info Brochure 2017 (1)





Located Outside Missoula County

If you are located OUTSIDE of Missoula County, you may still need a permit.  Please refer to the State Department of Labor & Industry to see if a permit is required in your area.

If you have questions about State permitting and codes, click here.


Building Permits Fees

The plan review fee is calculated at the time of application. Checks must be made for the exact amount at the time of application.  Please do not write checks prior to this time.

When the Building Permit is ready to be issued, the applicant will be contacted by MCPW staff and the amount due for the Building Permit will be given at that time. Please refrain from trying to pre-pay for a Building Permit.

If you have any questions regarding the above, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Permit Information


When filling out permit applications, please provide detailed information in the 'proposed work' section.

Submitted plans must be stamped 'FOR CONSTRUCTION'. We cannot accept plans without this clearly marked.


Commercial Construction: If you will be submitting plans for a commercial project, please contact us to schedule a meeting with our Building Official or Plans Examiner prior to submittal.

Residential Construction:


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