Zoning Clarification Application

The Planning Division receives and processes zoning clarification applications through the review and permitting process.  The Planning Division staff ensures that the property in question meets the current zoning standards found in the Municipal Code.

A Zoning Clarification is a written report to a property owner, a bank, a property purchaser, or someone who is interested in knowing how a parcel may be used in compliance with the Zoning regulations or its compliance status with Zoning regulations. For example, a mortgage lender needs to know if the 2-family dwelling (duplex) on the parcel can be re-built if were to be damaged or destroyed. The Planning staff will review the parcel and its zoning to determine whether a "re-build" of the duplex is possible. This answer is provided in writing and can be literally "taken to the bank". Another example is for confirmation of zoning compliance for motor vehicle dealership licensing. Anyone can request a Zoning Clarification.

This page is intended to provide general information. For additional help related to zoning clarifications, please contact us at 406-247-86767 or send an email to plnonline@billingsmt.gov

APPLY NOW: Zoning Clarification Application

To submit a clarification application please mail the completed application and fee to 

City/County Planning Division

Planning Division

Attn: Permits & Applications

2825 3rd Ave N., 4th Floor

Billings, MT., 59101


Citizen Access allows vendors with a current business license the convenience of viewing permits, applying for permits online and paying fees with a credit card.  We are looking forward to serving you online!


CLICK HERE and follow the steps below.

  1. Click Public Access button on the left
  2. Click Permits button on the left
  3. Choose the search type, and enter the
    Address or Application/Permit Number

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Entities are encouraged to register to set up a long-on id and manage multiple permits. This service is also available for one-time users.

CLICK HERE to register to create your id and password and begin using this convenient service. For further information, contact the City of Billings Planning Division.  Phone 406-247-8676 email plnonline@billingsmt.gov