Planning Department

The Planning Department works with the Jefferson County Commissioners, County boards, County departments, and federal, state, and local governments to promote responsible development, growth, and land uses in Jefferson County.

Tasks assigned to the Planning Department include:

  • General long-range planning
  • Growth Policy development and implementation
  • Developing & reviewing new planning regulations and regulation updates, revisions and amendments
  • Subdivision review
  • Zoning administration and permitting
  • Survey review committee
  • Rural Improvement Districts (RIDs) and Rural Management Districts (RMDs)
  • Permit coordination

Notice of Public Hearing

Per Title 76, Chapter 8, MCA local governments are required to adopt regulations to regulate the creation of buildings for lease or rent. The County Commissioners will take public comments on proposed regulations on September 7 at 2:00 p.m. Click here associated documents.

Planning Board

The Planning Board typically meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month but may hold other public meetings as needed. Meetings are usually held in the new Clerk and Recorder's Office Meeting Room
Planning Board Agenda

Lori Young (chair) 2/1/2021 1/31/2023
Arica Klapan (vice chair) 2/1/2020 2/1/2022
Christina Binkowski 2/1/2021 1/31/2023
Debra Sattler 6/25/2020 2/1/2022
Gerry Keogh 2/1/2020 1/31/2022
John Hilton 2/1/2020 2/1/2022
Josh Shively 2/1/2020 1/31/2022
Rhandi Rachlis 2/1/2021 1/31/2023

Now Recruiting! Planning Board and Board Adjustment Members

Contact the Planning Department at (406) 225-4040 or