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2019 Zoning Regulations "Revision"

January 18, 2019 

The Cascade County Planning Division is proposing substantial changes to the current Cascade County Zoning Regulations. The Planning Division will hold a public hearing with the Planning Board on February 19, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. to allow for the presentation of oral comments regarding the proposed changes. Planning anticipates holding a subsequent Planning Board hearing in March at which point a recommendation to the County Commission from that body will be requested. A location for these meetings has currently not been set and will vary depending on level of public interest, but will be noticed in the Great Falls Tribune, the Planning Division's website. Written comments are being accepted at the planning office; by U.S. Mail to 121 4th St N, STE 2H/I, Great Falls, MT 59401, by email at, or fax at (406)454-6919.  Please click here to view the Proposed Regulations with tracked changes and the Proposed Regulations (clean version).

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Needs Hearing

January 14, 2019   

Cascade County will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. as part of the Regular County Commission Meeting.  The meeting will be held at the Cascade County Annex, 325 2nd Avenue North, Commission Chambers, Room 105, for the purpose of obtaining public comments regarding the County’s overall community development, public facilities, economic development, and housing and neighborhood revitalization needs, including the needs of low to moderate income persons.  The Cascade County Board of County Commissioners will also seek the views of citizens on the activities that should be undertaken to meet the identified needs and to determine their relative priority.  The Commission may apply for state or federal funding from the Montana Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and other funding sources to deal with local housing and neighborhood revitalization needs, public facilities needs, or other community needs and would like comments or suggestions from local citizens regarding Cascade County’s needs and the type of projects which should be considered.  Comments may be given orally at the hearing or submitted in writing before 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 21, 2019.  

Anyone who would like more information should contact Mary Embleton, Grant Coordinator, (406) 454-6731.  Written comment/suggestions can be sent to:  Community Development Block Grant Needs, County Annex, 325 2nd Avenue North, Room 111, Great Falls, MT 59401 before January 22, 2019.  Comments may also be dropped off in person at the Commission Office.


Public Meeting


Commission Meeting

January 22, 2019 @  9:30 p.m.


Commission Work Session


January 30, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.


Commission Meeting

February 5, 2019 @ 9:30 a.m.


Commission Work Session

February 20, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.


Commission Meetings and Agendas

Flood Information

Flooding in our county has historically been caused by rapid snowmelt combined with heavy rainfall in the Sun and Missouri River Basins as well as along with the Belt and Sand Coulee Creek Basins causing the Sand Coulee Creek, Belt Creek, Missouri River and the Sun River to leave their banks.  Floodwaters can cover much of the county and are very dangerous.  Even though they appear to move slowly (3 feet per second), a flood two feet deep can knock a man off his feet and float a car.  Your property may be high enough that it has not flooded in the past.  However, it can still be at risk for future flooding.  Contact the County Floodplain Administrator at 454-6905 to determine if your property is in a floodplain.

For more information, see the Flood Information page.

Attention Residents of Cascade County, Mortgage, Real Estate & Insurance Firms.

We provide basic flood map (FIRM) information, information about other flood problems not shown on the FIRM, and information about floodways and historic flooding.  Our office address is: 121 4th St N, Suite 2H/I, Great Falls, MT 59401.


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