The 68th Legislature passed a number of bills changing Montana’s planning, zoning, and subdivision statutes. Montana League of Cities and Towns and Montana Association of Counties teamed up to provide a webinar series on what has changed, what it means for your jurisdiction, and guidance on how to comply.
Join Kelly Lynch from Montana League of Cities and Towns and Tara DePuy and Karen Alley from Montana Association of Counties to learn more.
Land Use Legislation Webinar #1
In this webinar Kelly, Tara, and Karen review changes to exemptions from subdivision review, including the family transfer and condominium/townhome exemptions. They also introduce the new timelines for reviewing subdivision exemptions and the increased review fee.
Land Use Legislation Webinar #2
In this webinar Kelly, Tara, and Karen review changes to both county and city zoning that all Montana jurisdictions with zoning must comply with. They also discuss how zoning must treat cryptocurrency operations, day care facilities, and tiny homes.
Land Use Legislation Webinar #3
In this webinar Kelly, Tara, and Karen review changes to subdivision review that Montana jurisdictions must comply with. They discuss changes to the triggers for a subsequent hearing, the process for reviewing and approving phased subdivisions, and changes to the expedited subdivision review process adopted in 2021. They also provide guidance on the new ability to consolidate land use and planning boards and commissions.
You may also reference this PowerPoint presentation which includes all the legislation covered over the course of the three webinars.