Planning & Zoning

Our Mission

For the purpose of promoting health, safety, morals, public convenience, general prosperity and public welfare, to conserve and protect property and property values; to secure the most appropriate use of land; and to facilitate adequate but economical provision of public improvements, all in accordance with a comprehensive plan, the Board of Commissioners of Billings County finds it necessary and advisable to regulate the location, height, bulk, number of stories and size of buildings and other structures.

New Construction or Change of Use

Building & Zoning Certificates are required, reviewed, and approved by the Planning & Zoning Department, Zoning Board, and the Board of County Commissioners before:

  • beginning any new construction,
  • moving a building or structure,
  • whenever the outside dimensions of an existing building are altered
  • changing the use of the property, or
  • subdividing land.

Please be advised that if you are to build or bring in any new structures to your property, you are required to contact our office for a Zoning Application before you do any building.

Zoning Schedule

Month/YearDeadline for Applications*Published in BC PioneerZoning Board Meeting Date
1:00pm
Final Review
by County Commissioners
10:00 am
May
2022
April 28
May 
5 & 12
Thursday
May 19
Tuesday 
June 7
June
2022
May 26
June 
2 & 9 
Thursday June 16Thursday 
July 7**
July
2022
June 30
July 
7 & 14
Thursday July 21Tuesday August 2
August
2022
July 28
August 
4 & 11
Thursday August 18Tuesday September 6
September
2022
September 1
September
8 & 15
Thursday September 22(b)Thursday 
October 6
October
2022
September 29
October 
6 & 13
Thursday October 20Thursday November 3**
November
2022
October 27
November 
3 & 10
Thursday November 17Tuesday December 6
December
2022
November 21(c)
December
1 & 8
Thursday December 15Tuesday January 3
2023

Applications must be received by 4:00 PM on the noted date. Dates and times are subject to change.

Due to our notice requirements, applications are due 3 weeks prior to the meeting. If no items are brought forth for the agenda, the meeting may be cancelled.

**County Commission meets on Thursday instead of Tuesday.

(b) September Zoning Meeting changed due to schedule conflict

(c) December Zoning: Deadline changed due to Thanksgiving Holiday


NOTICE OF ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

On September 7, 2021 the Billings County Commission held a public hearing and adopted the following amendments to the Zoning Ordinance:
2.3(8.1) Definition of Agritourism Activity
5.3 Recreational District
5.3.1 Permitted Uses
5.3.2 Conditionally Permitted Uses
5.3.4 Off-Street Parking (NEW)
5.3.5 Performance Standards (NEW)

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