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

MonthDeadline for Applications*Published in BC PioneerZoning Board Meeting Date
Final Review
by County Commissioners
Feb. 25
March      4 & 11
Thursday, March 18
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
AprilMarch 25April 1 & 8
Thursday, April 15
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
April 29May         6 & 13Thursday, May 20
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
May 27June         3 & 10Thursday, June 17Tuesday, July 6, 2021
JulyJune 24July 1 & 8Thursday, July 15Tuesday, August 3, 2021
AugustJuly 29August     5 &12Thursday, August 19Tuesday, September 7, 2021
SeptemberAugust 26September 2 & 9Thursday, September 16Tuesday, October 5, 2021
OctoberSeptember 30October    7 &14Thursday, October 21Tuesday, November 2, 2021
NovemberOctober 28November 4 & 11Thursday, November 18Tuesday December 7, 2021
DecemberNovember 22December 2 & 9Thursday, December 16Tuesday, January 4, 2022

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

*If no items or applications have been received by the deadline, the meeting will be cancelled.

**December Zoning: Deadline changed due to Thanksgiving Holiday


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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