As part of the social distancing efforts surrounding COVID-19,
the Community and Planning Services office is temporarily closed to the public.

Due to the increasing rise in numbers of COVID-related cases in Missoula county, the CAPS office will be closed to visitors, except those dropping off applications and other work-related materials.  

To drop of applications and other work-related materials, please do so on the 2nd floor in the front lobby area. There is a secure box for payments and confidential paperwork and box for all other materials.  

The reception and information desk staff will continue to be available by phone and email Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Virtual meetings are strongly encouraged for the foreseeable future.  

Appointments can be made to meet in person with the land use information desk staff as well as other staff. We ask that the number of people attending the appointment is limited. Staff is able to accommodate larger meetings using Microsoft Teams. Please call (406) 258-4657 for appointments.  

For submittals of subdivisions, rezonings, floodplain permits, etc.:
We are requesting that submittals of subdivisions, rezonings, and floodplain permits be in electronic form. Please contact regarding payment options.

Click here for more information on other Missoula County offices opening. 

For Planning, Zoning, and Permit related inquiries

Phone:  258-4642  |  Email:


For other questions, you may contact the main CAPS line

Phone:  258-4657  |  Email:

Voicemail and email are being checked daily.






The Community and Planning Services department (CAPS) strives to maintain and enhance a quality of life that makes Missoula County an extraordinary place to live, work, and visit. We collaborate with residents, businesses and non-profits, Tribal and other government agencies to help direct the future of Missoula County and our communities.

Meet the CAPS team and see a little bit of what we do!


Services by Section


The Planning Section is responsible for developing and administering a variety of plans and regulations including: zoning and subdivision, floodplain and shoreline, growth policy, regional plans, community-based and natural resource planning.

Staff can assist you with questions related to:

  • Property development
  • Rezoning and subdivision projects
  • Mapping inquires

Please call or visit the Planning Info Desk to discuss your project or with any questions related to development in the County.

Info Desk: Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.   
127 E. Main St., Suite 2, Missoula, MT  |  (406) 258-4642


Grants and Community Programs

The Grants and Community Programs Division works to improve the quality of life for our community. This is accomplished by staff who focus their efforts in three main areas: (1) Grant acquisition and grant management of federal, state, and foundation funds; (2) Management of Missoula County funds; and (3) Projects and programs arising from community needs and priorities of the Board of County Commissioners.



Parks, Trails, and Open Lands

The Parks, Trails, and Open Lands Section manages County park lands and trails, along with supporting landscape conservation projects on public and private land. Members of our Citizen Advisory Boards help determine maintenance and management priorities for the parks and trails system and review proposed conservation easements.

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Staff Directory 

127 E. Main St.  |  (406) 258-4657  |

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