Chouteau County Courthouse
1308 Franklin Street
Fort Benton, Montana
Chouteau County Planning/Development Regulations
The Planning Department works with the County Commissioners, County boards and County departments to promote responsible development, growth, and land uses in Chouteau County. Tasks assigned to the Planning Department include: Growth Policy implementation Administration of County Development Regulations Administration of County Subdivision Regulations Certificate of survey review
Draft Update of the County Subdivision Regulations - The County Planning Board has created a draft update of the County Subdivision Regulations. You can download a copy of the draft regulations here. The update is meant to ensure the regulations comply with state statute and best practices for developing subdivisions. The draft regulations will be available for review by County residents and others for approximately a month and half. The County Commission will then hold a public hearing on the draft regulations in mid to late February of 2022. For more information on the draft update, please contact the County’s contract planner, Jerry Grebenc at 406-495-6153 or via jgrebenc@greatwesteng.com COUNTY GROWTH POLICY - The County's growth policy provides guidance for long range, non-regulatory planning in the County and also establishes a framework for working on more detailed shorter-range planning. You can download a copy of the Growth Policy here. DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS - The purpose of these regulations is to implement the land use goals and objectives set forth in the County Growth Policy. You can download a copy of the regulations here. PERMIT- A Development Permit is required under the Development Regulations for many types of land use changes. Please contact the Planning Department for more details. You can download a copy of the development permit application here. SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS- The County regulates the division of land through the administration of these regulations which are designed to promote public health, safety and welfare. You can download a copy of the regulations here. CERTIFICATE OF SURVEYS AND EXEMPTIONS- The County administrates the creation and filing of surveys and the use of exemptions from subdivision review, such as boundary line relocations and family transfers of land. Updated forms for certificates of survey and exemptions can be downloaded here. FEES: APPLICATION AND REVIEW- In order to assist in covering the costs of reviewing applications, advertising, holding public hearings, or other expenses incidental to the approval of a development permit or a subdivision application, a property owner or a subdivider has to provide a non-refundable fee at the time of application. You can download a current fee schedule here.
AIRPORT AFFECTED AREA REGULATIONS - The Airport Affected Area Regulations are meant to maintain and improve airport safety at the Fort Benton and Big Sandy Airports. They primarily affect projects where tall structures will be constructed such as cellular communication towers. The adopted regulations only affect those areas surrounding the airports that are located within the County’s jurisdiction. You can download a copy of the adopted regulations here. Please contact the Chouteau County Planning Office if you have questions: (406) 622-3035 or 406-495-6153 or email: jgrebenc@greatwesteng.com
Chouteau County Planning/Development Regulations COUNTY GROWTH POLICY - The County's growth policy provides guidance for long range, non-regulatory planning in the County and also establishes a framework for working on more detailed shorter- range planning. DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS - The purpose of these regulations is to implement the land use goals and objectives set forth in the County Growth Policy. PERMIT- A Development Permit is required under the Development Regulations for many types of land use changes. Please contact the Planning Department for more details. SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS- The County regulates the division of land through the administration of these regulations which are designed to promote public health, safety and welfare. CERTIFICATE OF SURVEYS AND EXEMPTIONS- The County administrates the creation and filing of surveys and the use of exemptions from subdivision review, such as boundary line relocations and family transfers of land. FEES: APPLICATION AND REVIEW- In order to assist in covering the costs of reviewing applications, advertising, holding public hearings, or other expenses incidental to the approval of a development permit or a subdivision application, a property owner or a subdivider has to provide a non-refundable fee at the time of application. Please contact the Chouteau County Planning Office if you have questions: (406) 622-3035 or 406-495-6153 or email: jgrebenc@greatwesteng.com
Chouteau County, Montana
Chouteau County Courthouse 1308 Franklin Street Fort Benton, Montana