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 Comprehensive Plan.

The Planning Department is responsible for the administration of several programs including:

  • Zoning
  • Subdivision Review
  • Floodplain Management
  • Excavation and Dirt Moving Permits
  • Comprehensive Plan Development and Implementation
  • Transportation Planning
  • Building and Code Enforcement
  • Geographic Information System Mapping (GIS)
  • Land Records

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.

Maps and Related Data

Planning Department also approves or denies New Business Licenses




Sub_Butte Townsite

Floodplain Management

Floodplain Mgmt

Long Range Planning

long range planning