On December 10, 2018, City Council adopted a Resolution annexing ±3,227 acres of land as detailed below with an effective date of December 26, 2018.


PotentialAnnexationv3 Opens in new window Those properties generally comprise:

  • Missoula International Airport (all properties owned by the Missoula County Airport Authority)
  • Properties north of Highway 10, south of I-90, west of Canyon Creek Village and east of Butler Creek including the Missoula Development Park (MDP) except for the MDP Technology Park while a County TIF District is in effect
  • The Canyon Creek Village subdivision







September 5, 2018

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Open House

Wingate Hotel, Airway Blvd.


September 19, 2018

9:55 am

Land Use & Planning Committee

City Council Chambers

LUP Directed Staff to Proceed with Annexation & Zoning

September 27, 2018

7:00 pm

Community Forum

City Council Chambers

Informational – Annexation & Zoning

October 16, 2018

7:00 pm

Planning Board

City Council Chambers

Informational – Annexation & Zoning

October 30, 2018

7:00 pm

Planning Board

City Council Chambers

Public Hearing – Planning Board recommended approval of the A Zoning & /MDP-NC Zoning Overlay

November 5, 2018

7:00 pm

City Council

City Council Chambers

First Reading of the Ordinance for the  A Zoning & /MDP-NC Zoning Overlay

Refer Resolution of Intent to Annex and Zone

(Consent agenda items)

November 14, 2018

Time TBA

Land Use and Planning Committee

City Council Chambers

Pre-public hearing for  A Zoning & /MDP-NC Zoning Overlay

Approve Resolution of Intent and set Public Hearing to Annex and Zone

November 19, 2018

7:00 pm

City Council

City Council Chambers

Set Public Hearing to Annex and Zone

November 26, 2018

7:00 pm

City Council

City Council Chambers

Public Hearing for  A Zoning & /MDP-NC Zoning Overlay

December 10, 2018

7:00 pm

City Council

City Council Chambers

Public Hearing to Annex and Zone



Montana Land Use and Planning Statutes give cities the authority to annex unincorporated land when petitions to annex have been signed by 50 percent of more of property owners in the area to be annexed (Title 7, Chapter 2, Part 46, Annexation by Petition, Montana Code Annotated).

Within the ANNEXATION AREA approximately 80 percent of properties currently receive city services (sewer and water) and many have received those services since the early 2000s. The City of Missoula has signed Petitions for Annexation on file for all of those properties.

With a few exceptions, the only properties in the ANNEXATION AREA for which signed Petitions for Annexation are not on file are in public ownership or as yet are undeveloped.

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Industrial Park - Petitions Opens in new window

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**Canyon Creek Village, in its entirety, was petitioned prior to subdivision under petition #8340


The City of Missoula has deferred initiating annexation until now but with the expiration of the Missoula Development Park TIF in June 2018 (making those properties eligible for annexation) and given the number of properties already receiving municipal sewer and water service, the City can now expand city limits and efficiently provide the full range of city services within the ANNEXATION AREA.

This area will be served by City Police, City Fire, City Public Works (including the Streets Division) and City Parks and Recreation. Upon annexation, new development and redevelopment within the ANNEXATION AREA will be reviewed, approved and inspected by City Development Services staff, streamlining the development process.

Upon annexation, the ANNEXATION AREA will become a part of Ward 2 that is currently represented by City Council Members Jordan Hess and Mirtha Beccera, who plan to attend the September 5th Open House.


Property owners in the City of Missoula pay city tax assessments, as well as County, State and School District assessments. The State Department of Revenue is responsible for assessing and levying property taxes in Montana. The city can provide only general information on potential property tax impacts but there is a lot of detailed information and assessment breakdowns on property taxes if you search Missoula County’s website at Missoula County

According to that website, city taxes generally account for about 28 percent of total property tax assessments for city property owners. On the other hand, there will be relief from current tax assessments such as that for Missoula County Rural Fire. There may also be associated benefits such as lower insurance premiums (depending on your insurance carrier) because of Missoula Fire Department’s better ISO rating. City taxes would not be reflected on property tax statements until November of 2019.

We will expand upon this section as more information becomes available.


It is proposed to assign Missoula International Airport a new Aviation (“A”) zoning that will permit aviation and aviation-related uses.

It is proposed to assign city C2 and M1 zoning to commercial and industrial uses respectively in the Missoula Industrial Park, with a zoning overlay, to ensure that new development and redevelopment follows the same development patterns as established in Missoula County. This will not result in any change for the Missoula Development Park Property Owner Association or affect Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CCRs) or application of Development Guidelines. OP zoning will be applied to parks and open space parcels. It is proposed to assign DeSmet School properties the M1R zoning designation.

It is proposed to adopt the Canyon Creek Village PUD as is so property owners in the subdivision will see no change in development standards that apply or development rights that are conferred on their properties. Similarly, the Homeowner Association (HOA) will not be affected.

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Industrial Park - Zoning Opens in new window

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Information on the process for annexation will be updated as it becomes available. But generally, the annexation process will be preceded by creation of the new zoning district and zoning overlay that will be considered by Planning Board and acted upon by City Council. That will be followed by the annexation and zoning upon annexation process through the City’s Land Use & Planning Committee and City Council. As dates and times are set for public meetings and public hearings, details will be posted here in addition to statutory public notice provisions.


An Open House was held on the evening of Wednesday, September 5, 2018, in the Jefferson Room of the Wingate Hotel at 5252 Airway Boulevard.  A total of 45 people signed-in and were able to peruse a series of maps, ask questions of city and county staff and leave comment regarding the annexation.


Click here for the FAQ information sheet (PDF) that has been compiled in response to questions asked during the annexation process.