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News from Lake County

Lake County currently seeks volunteers to serve on the following boards: Lake County Planning Board, Board of Adjustment, Planning and Zoning Commission and City County Planning Board.  

Appointments begin on Jan. 1, 2020. 

For more detail on the scope, needs and schedule of each board or for an application, please contact Lake County Planning Department or visit  

Please submit a letter of interest with application on or before Dec. 13.  Lake County Planning may be contacted at 106 4th Avenue East, Polson, MT, 59860, by phone at 406-883-7235, fax at 406-883-7205 or email 

Lake County Planning Board

This board advises the Lake County commissioners on planning issues. The board regularly meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. to review and make recommendations on subdivision proposals and to work on long range planning documents. Applicants from all parts of the county are encouraged to apply. Volunteers must reside in the area over which the Lake County Planning Board has jurisdiction.  

Lake County Board of Adjustment 

This board hears and decides on zoning-related issues such as conditional uses, variances and appeals. Board members work closely with Lake County Planning Department staff and have the opportunity to interpret and apply zoning regulations for the citizens of Lake County. The board typically meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m.  Applicants from all parts of the county over which this board has jurisdiction are encouraged to apply.

Polson City-County Planning Board 

Lake County seeks volunteers for this board who reside within the county portion of the Polson city-county planning area. This board advises the city and county on planning issues, including subdivisions, special-use permits and zoning regulations within the Polson city-county planning area. The board typically meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. 

Planning and Zoning Commission 

This commission comprises a mix of citizen volunteers and county officials who have the authority to respond to development applications in the Kings Point, Melita Island/Labella Lane and south of Ronan zoning districts. Meetings are arranged at such time as there are items for consideration. Citizen member volunteers must be residents from one of the three zoning districts involved.

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