The Community Development Department
Working in partnership with Helena citizens, businesses and organizations, the city of Helena Community Development Department provides professional staff assistance in planning, development, and construction to maintain public health, safety, and welfare and create an attractive and sustainable community for all to live, work, and play.
The Community Development Department consists of two divisions: Building and Planning. The Building Division conducts building and site plan reviews, issues building permits, and provides inspection services at construction sites within the city limits to insure the public's health, safety, and welfare.
The Planning Division assists members of the community with zoning, land use and development questions. Staff also provides information and assistance to developers, the business community and the public relating to any planning, zoning, land use, or development matter.
The Community Development Department's office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The City of Helena, in its efforts to provide a more inclusive, dynamic and vibrant community, has chosen to undertake certain long range planning activities including a Growth Policy.
Helena Growth Policy Update: Share your comments and your vision for our city's future at 2019 Growth Policy Update.