Planning & G.I.S.

The new Cascade County Interactive GIS Mapping Application is now available.  Parcel information is at your fingertips.  Want to find out what zoning district your property is in or want to know if a property is within a FEMA Flood Hazard Zone?  Give it a spin!  

If something is not working, we want to hear from you! Email us at [email protected].


The Cascade County Planning & G.I.S. Department is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the County's:

  • Building for Lease or Rent Regulations
  • Fireworks Permits
  • Floodplain Regulations
  • Growth Policy
  • Location/Conformance Permits
  • Overall Land Use Management for the County
  • State of Montana Subdivision and Platting Act
  • Subdivision Regulations
  • Zoning Regulations

The Planning & G.I.S. Department oversees road abandonments, conflicts, and questions regarding land use and land use regulations, community decay investigation and enforcements, junk vehicle removal and disposal, as well as administration of the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Planning & Development

If you plan on building or developing land in Cascade County but outside the City of Great Falls, the incorporated towns of Belt, Cascade, or Neihart, please contact this office concerning any applications and regulations that may need to be adhered to prior to any development. 

Regulations and permit applications are available online and in the office.


The Department currently consists of:

  • Planning Director
  • G.I.S. Coordinator
  • Three Planners
  • Code Compliance Officer
  • Mapping Technician
  • Administrative Assistant