Building Division

Welcome to the City of Helena, Building Division

Building permits are very beneficial to you and your community. By working with expert code officials, you will benefit from their knowledge of building codes to ensure your construction project is built right, will be safe, and will last.

The Building Division's staff are dedicated in helping you build Helena's future together.

Building Division Staff

Building Division
316 N. Park Avenue, Room 435
Helena, MT 59623
406-447-8438
Fax: 406-447-8460

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Payments may be made by credit/debit cards, cash or checks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How to report or inquire about an encroachment?

Online Right-of-Way Use Permit Application (Link)

What are the guidelines for building a fence?

Fence Guidelines Within the City of Helena (Link)

How to report or inquire about sight obstructions?

As outlined in City Ordinance, Title 7, Chapter 3, no buildings, structures, off-street parking spaces, fences, walls or landscaping shall be constructed or allowed to grow on any corner lot to impede vision of vehicular or pedestrian traffic.

  • Sight Obstruction & Distance Triangle Brochure (Link)
  • General City Concern Form (Link)