Building and Code Enforcement

The Building & Code Enforcement Office is responsible for assuring the safety of the public through the proper use of building related codes within the city and county. The office enforces applicable ordinances and regulates building and building matters. Activities include controlling design, construction use, occupancy, and location of all buildings and structures by enforcing codes.

The Code Enforcement Office is also responsible for enforcing international building codes, signs, residential, mechanical, and plumbing codes. It administers the uniform code for abatement of dangerous buildings and approves plans for building and issues building permits.

For details on Butte-Silver Bow building codes, refer to Municipal Code, Chapter 15.04. For climatic and geographic design criteria see Table R301.2(1)

Appeal of any decision of the enforcing officer pertaining to zoning may be made to the Zoning Board of Adjustment. Appeal of any decision of the enforcing office related to building code may be made to the Building Board of Appeals.

If you would like to submit a permit application via email please send to 

Current Building Codes

2018 Uniform Plumbing Code
2018 International Mechanical Code
2018 International Fuel Gas Code
2018 NFPA 99C Gas and Vacuum Systems
2017 National Electrical Code
2018 International Building Code
2018 International Residential Code
2018 International Existing Building Code
2018 International Energy Conservation Code
2018 International Fire Code
2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code
2018 International Wildland-Urban Interface Code

  1. Building & Code Enforcement

    Physical Address
    Courthouse, Room 108
    155 W. Granite St.
    Butte, MT 59701

    Phone: (406) 497-6210
    Fax: (406) 497-6298

  2. Rusty Christensen

    Building Official
    Phone: 406-497-6213

  3. Ryan Doherty

    Building Inspector