The mission of the Butte-Silver Bow Planning Department, under the direction of the Planning Board, is to sustain and improve the health, safety, convenience and welfare of the citizens of Butte-Silver Bow and to plan for the future development of the community. Planning for the optimum land uses and orderly development of Butte-Silver Bow recognizes:
  • The need for adequate transportation, health, educational and recreational facilities
  • The needs of agriculture, industry and business as related to future growth
  • The needs of residential areas to promote and provide healthy surroundings for family life
  • The growth of the community shall be proportionate with and promote the efficient and economical use of public funds
The Planning Department provides community planning and development services to Butte-Silver Bow County.The Department completes a formal review of development proposals for compliance with the community's goals, objectives and policies as identified in the Butte-Silver Bow County Growth Policy.

The Planning Department is responsible for the administration of several programs including:
  • Zoning
  • Subdivision Review
  • Floodplain Management
  • Historic Preservation
  • Reclamation (Superfund sites)
  • Excavation and Dirt Moving Permits
  • Growth Policy Development and Implementation
  • Transportation Planning
Planning staff serve as a resource to elected and appointed officials and the community at large. Additionally, staff serves to support the Butte-Silver Bow Planning Board, the Zoning Commission and the Zoning Board of Adjustment.




Sub_Butte Townsite

Floodplain Management

Floodplain Mgmt

Long Range Planning

long range planning