City Departments: Planning Department
Jason Karp


Director of Planning

The Belgrade City Council and the Gallatin County Commission established the Belgrade City-County Planning Board to develop a growth policy and serve in an advisory capacity to the two governing bodies in making decisions regarding land use and development in the Belgrade area. The Planning Board is made up of nine members. Four members of the Planning Board reside within the City limits of Belgrade and are appointed by the Belgrade City Council. Four additional members reside outside the City limits and within the Board's 4.5 mile jurisdiction around the City limits are appointed by the Gallatin County Commission. The ninth member is appointed by the Planning Board and approved by the City Council and County Commission and may reside either in the City limits or outside the City limits but within 4.5 mile Planning Jurisdiction.

The Belgrade City-County Planning Staff support the efforts of the Planning Board by performing the ministerial duties of subdivision and zoning review, and to complete the day to day ministerial duties of the Planning Department.

The Planning Staff is available to assist the general public in many different roles, including the following:

  • Managing the subdivision review process from initial inquiry to final plat approval, including pre-application review, preliminary plat review, final plat review, organization and scheduling of Planning Board public meetings and public hearings, coordination of subdivision review with other governmental agencies, keeping the public informed of specific subdivision proposals, and carrying forward all Planning Board recommendations to the Belgrade City Council and/or the Gallatin County Commission.

  • Assists in zoning review and zone code enforcement.

  • Develop growth policy recommendations for the Planning Board.

  • Develop ordinances, resolutions, and other regulations as directed by the Planning Board, City Council, and County Commission.

  • Available on a daily basis to answer questions and assist public officials, developers, consultants, realtors, contractors, and the general public in various facets of applicable land use regulations.
  • PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE - July 20, 2020 at 7 p.m. in Belgrade City Hall, 91 East Central Avenue, Belgrade, MT.
    A second public hearing will be held before the Gallatin County Commission on July 21, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. in the Community Room, Gallatin County Courthouse, 311 W. Main Street, Bozeman, MT. The purpose of the public hearings before the City Council and County Commission is to adopt a resolution of intent to adopt the Bolinger 220 Plan as a revision to the Belgrade Growth Policy.

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