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Electrical permits are required when electrical fixtures are added (such as required smoke alarms when a building permit is required).
Residential Projects (1-2 Family Dwellings)
When are plans/drawings required to be submitted with my permit application?
All commercial electrical projects will need to provide plans designed by a licensed professional or master electrician. Electrical is not reviewed on for 1-2 family dwelling permits; compliance will be field verified during the inspection. For solar permits, see photovoltaic information below.
When are plans/drawings required with my permit application?
Mechanical permits are required when vents and ducts are added, replaced or relocated. This includes dryer vents, range hood vents and extending heating ducts, adding registers and replacing furnaces and air conditioning units.
When is a mechanical permit NOT required?
Commercial: All commercial mechanical projects will need to provide plans designed by a licensed professional unless approved otherwise.
Residential (1-2 Family Dwellings): Mechanical is not reviewed on permits for 1-2 family dwelling permits; compliance will be field verified at the time of inspection. Review of appliance locations will be provided where equipment locations are shown on the floor plans.
The holder of the permit shall be responsible for the scheduling of such inspections.
You can apply for a demolition permit online. A demolition permit is required in the following cases:
Note: Commercial projects require a completed Asbestos Survey be submitted when you apply. For more information please visit our Demolition Permit Page.
If you are within Missoula City Limits, you may. A permit is required for all the following:
Note: This list does not contain all types of work requiring a permit. Please call our office at 406-552-6630 before starting any type of work to determine whether you need a permit.
When do I NOT need a Building Permit?
The holder of the permit shall be responsible for the scheduling of such inspections. Different projects require different inspections. If you have questions on which inspections will be required for your project you can reach us at 406-552-6630.
Every permit issued shall become invalid unless the work on the site authorized by such permit is commenced within 180 days after its issuance, or if the work authorized on the site by such permit is suspended or abandoned for a period of 180 days after the time the work is commenced. [105.5]
Time Limit of Application: An application for a permit for any proposed work shall be deemed to have been abandoned 180 days after the date of filing unless such application has been pursued in good faith or a permit has been issued [105.3.2]
Yes. If you feel the property you are renting has life-safety issues you may fill out this online complaint form with as much information as possible and a member of our code compliance team will reach out to you. The person making the complaint must still have access to the property/unit so that an inspection can be performed.
Mold: We do not test for mold and are not qualified or equipped to make that determination. Mold issues in your rental property are an issue that should be addressed by you and your landlord. It is the responsibility of the landlord to make repairs and do whatever is necessary to put and keep the premises in a fit and habitable condition. It is the duty of the tenant to keep that part of the premises that the tenant occupies and uses as reasonably clean and safe as the condition of the premises permits. You should always try to work with your landlord first to resolve problems involving mold.
Free Legal Resources for Tenants: In the case of landlord/tenant disputes, please refer to the Montana Landlord Tenants’ Rights & Responsibilities information available at the Montana Department of Justice website in the resources section below. The Montana Legal Services Association can often provide assistance to renters and has resources for obtaining repairs from landlords and other information on leases, rental agreements and security deposits.