About the Department

The GIS & Rural Addressing Department has relocated to the lower level of the West Annex at 431 Quarry Road, Columbus.

Click here to view the Stillwater County Address Layer Map

Geographic Information System (GIS) can be defined as a computer system designed for storing, manipulating, analyzing, and displaying data in a geographic context. One of the advantages GIS provides is the ability to assist in the decision-making process by providing an additional tool to analyze and compare numerous geographic data layers along with traditional databases.

Rural Addressing aims to provide all occupied rural properties with nationally recognized addresses that will assist Emergency Services and other service providers in locating a property. A rural address will consist of a distance-based road number, road name, locality, and postcode.

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West Annex
431 Quarry Road
PO BOX 1287
Columbus, MT 59019

(406) 322-8028


Jay Hahn GIS Coordinator

Phone: 406-322-8054

Stephanie Ray, AICP Director of Planning & Community Development