Development Services


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Also, see information on NEW required processes for Residential Building Permit Applications, Inspection Protocols, and Commercial Inspection Protocols.


  1. City Seeks Input on Housing, Development Priorities

    The City of Missoula is conducting a community survey to help prioritize outcomes to address critical housing affordability, livability, economic development, and equity issues. Read on...
  2. Northside Pedestrian Bridge repairs starting soon

    The City Council awarded the bridge rehabilitation contract to Jackson Contractor Group (JCG) on July 10, 2023. JCG is currently negotiating with the adjacent rail yard for construction access. Construction will start as soon as site access is approved. Read on...
  3. Playfair Park trail adjacent to YMCA temporarily closed for construction

    A segment of the trail between Playfair Park and the YMCA will be closed for construction from 8/14 to 9/29. Read on...
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It should come as no surprise that Missoula is recognized as one the most livable cities in the U.S. Year after year, Missoula places high in rankings such as the nation’s best small towns, best communities for young people, best places to raise kids, best cities for successful aging, coolest towns in America, and my personal favorite "best towns ever."

Missoula is recognized for its strong economy, entrepreneurship and educational opportunities, as well as its natural beauty, recreational activities, sporting events, arts and culture, dining and yes, microbreweries.

These competitive advantages result in robust yet sustainable population growth. Development Services is tasked with guiding the city’s growth by implementing thoughtful land use and transportation policies, working with the development community to accommodate quality development and redevelopment and working with citizens to ensure that Missoula can remain vibrant and dynamic while retaining its unique character and quality of life.

Development Services is primarily responsible for:

  • Permitting and Land Use: Planning approvals, development review, plan review, permitting, site and engineering inspections, licensing and code compliance
  • Building: Building, plumbing, electrical and mechanical inspections and building plan review

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