As part of the social distancing efforts surrounding COVID-19,
the Community and Planning Services office is temporarily closed to the public.

JULY Update on CAPS Operations During COVID-19 

As of Monday, June 29th, the CAPS reception and information desks have opened to limited walk-in hours from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday - Friday. The land use information desk will be staffed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily to field questions from the public about zoning, permits, land use, projects or plans and can be reached by phone at 406-258-4642 or email at

Please remember that in-person staffing remains limited since many of the Community and Planning Services staff continue to work remotely. 

Appointments to meet in person with the land use information desk staff as well as other staff is still strongly encouraged. We ask that the number of people attending the appointment is limited. Staff is able to accommodate larger meetings using Microsoft Teams. 

As in-person services are provided and the office is reopened to the public, social distancing measures will be in place and noticed, use of face masks strongly encouraged, and a limited number of disposable masks available.

For submittals of subdivisions, rezonings, floodplain permits, etc.:
We are requesting that submittals of subdivisions, rezonings, floodplain permits be in electronic form. Please contact regarding payment options.

Click here for more information on other Missoula County offices opening. 

For Planning, Zoning, and Permit related inquiries

Phone:  258-4642  |  Email:


For other questions, you may contact the main CAPS line

Phone:  258-4657  |  Email:

Voicemail and email are being checked daily.






The Community and Planning Services department (CAPS) strives to maintain and enhance a quality of life that makes Missoula County an extraordinary place to live, work, and visit. We collaborate with residents, businesses and non-profits, Tribal and other government agencies to help direct the future of Missoula County and our communities.

Meet the CAPS team and see a little bit of what we do!


Services by Section


The Planning Section is responsible for developing and administering a variety of plans and regulations including: zoning and subdivision, floodplain and shoreline, growth policy, regional plans, community-based and natural resource planning.

Staff can assist you with questions related to:

  • Property development
  • Rezoning and subdivision projects
  • Mapping inquires

Please call or visit the Planning Info Desk to discuss your project or with any questions related to development in the County.

Info Desk: Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.   
127 E. Main St., Suite 2, Missoula, MT  |  (406) 258-4642


Grants and Community Programs

The Grants and Community Programs Division works to improve the quality of life for our community. This is accomplished by staff who focus their efforts in three main areas: (1) Grant acquisition and grant management of federal, state, and foundation funds; (2) Management of Missoula County funds; and (3) Projects and programs arising from community needs and priorities of the Board of County Commissioners.



Parks, Trails, and Open Lands

The Parks, Trails, and Open Lands Section manages County park lands and trails, along with supporting landscape conservation projects on public and private land. Members of our Citizen Advisory Boards help determine maintenance and management priorities for the parks and trails system and review proposed conservation easements.

Find out more about:



 CAPS Staff Photo 

Staff Directory 

127 E. Main St.  |  (406) 258-4657  |

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