A building permit is required for almost any type of construction on private property including:
- Fences - at or exceeding a height of 8 feet and retaining walls exceeding a height of four (4) Feet. *** Contact Planning at 406-657-8247 to obtain a permit for any fence between a height of four (4) feet and six (6) feet. SEC 27-604 (h) Click here.
- Parking lots
Some of the items that do not require a permit are:
- Detached sheds not exceeding 200 square feet
- Wallpapering and similar finish work
- Sidewalks or driveways when they will not support a structure and are located entirely on private property
In addition, certain construction activities in the public right of way may require permits.