The Cascade County Planning Department is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the County's Subdivision Regulations, Zoning Regulations, Growth Policy, the State of Montana Subdivision and Platting Act, Floodplain Regulations, Location/Conformance permits, Fireworks permits, and overall land use management for the County.

In addition, the Planning Department oversees parkland administration, 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.

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 via the links at the bottom of this page. You can visit the Planning staff at the Planning Department's office. If you would like to meet with office staff to discuss an application or receive direct assistance from a planner or the mapping technician, please schedule an appointment. The Planning Department currently consists of one (1) planning director, three (3) planners, one (1) map technician, and one (1) administrative assistant.

Public Notices
Zoning Board of Adjustment
Regulations & Ordinances
Growth Policy
Planning Board
Community Decay & Junk Vehicle Removal Program
Zoning Information
Forms & Permit Applications
Public Information


Please feel free to call ahead to book an appointment.
Open: M-F    8 AM - 12 PM  &  1 PM - 5 PM

Cascade County Planning Department 
121 4th St. N, Ste 2H/I
Great Falls, MT 59401

Phone: (406)454-6905
Fax: 406-454-6919