- 2022 Subdivision Regulations (PDF)
- Subdivision Fee Resolution & Fee Schedule (PDF)
- Subdivision Forms, Applications, and Documents
- BRCD Regional Housing Study May 2022 (PDF)
- Development Regulations (PDF)
- Conditional Use Permit Application (PDF)
- Resolution 2021 to 2020 (PDF)
- Development Regulations Fee Schedule (PDF)
Stillwater County’s Planning Office exists to serve the citizens and local governments of Stillwater County by providing planning services for land use, community growth, and change. Such services include administering the Stillwater County and Town of Columbus Subdivision Regulations, advising the Board of County Commissioners on planning-related issues, advising the Columbus Town Council on planning and zoning issues, and helping the City-County Airport Board with growth and related concerns.
The Planning Office implements the policies of the adopted Growth Management Plans for Columbus and the County, assists local communities in their efforts to plan for themselves, reviews proposed development pursuant to State law, and considers all means by which Stillwater County can have a viable economy without sacrificing the environment that residents and visitors prize most and which is the County’s most valuable asset.
Economic and community development services are available through the Stillwater County Economic Development Department.
The County Planning Office currently serves 4 Boards which consist of the City-County Planning Board, County Planning Board, Zoning Commission and Board of Adjustments.
- Is there zoning in Stillwater County?
The County recently adopted new Development Regulations and a new Development Permitting Process. View Stillwater County Final Zoning and Development Regulations (PDF).
- What do I need for a septic permit?
Septic information can be obtained by calling the Environmental Health Department at 406-322-8055
- Are there any permits needed for development in Stillwater County?
A Conditional Use Permit (PDF) is required for all new multi-family, planned unit developments, and commercial or industrial development. The Planning Office will then route the submitted form(s) to the internal permitting departments for comment and instructions to follow up if necessary with the County Sanitarian, Floodplain Administrator in Environmental Health, GIS/ Rural Addressing, and Road and Bridge Department. Please contact the State Building Code Bureau for all other building questions (electrical, plumbing, snow loads, etc.) at 406-841-2056.
- What is the Work Camp Plan Review Process in Stillwater County?
Work Camps are facilities that are for the exclusive use of the employees and the employee’s family members of the person or company that owns or operates the facilities. Please fill out the DPHHS Work Camp Review Plan (PDF). Please also submit a completed Conditional Use Permit (PDF) to the Planning Office. If the proposed facility will be serving other individuals, you must complete a plan review for trailer courts, campgrounds, hotels, motels, and/or boarding houses.
- What are the stages to subdivide?
Please refer to the Stillwater County 2022 Subdivision Regulations (PDF).