Certified City, County and Town Programs

The local legislative body of a city, county or town may adopt a building code by ordinance to apply to the city, county or town jurisdictional area. A city, county or town building code may include only codes adopted by the Building Codes Bureau.

A city, county or town may not enforce a building code unless the code enforcement program has been certified by the Building Codes Bureau as in compliance with applicable statutes and rules; the current adopted code, a current list of fees to be imposed and a current plan for enforcement of the code have been filed and approved by the Bureau; and all inspectors inspecting or approving any installations, which if accomplished commercially require state licensure, must be properly and currently state-licensed journeyman in that craft or occupation or be certified by a national recognized entity for testing and certification of inspectors that is approved by the Bureau before being permitted to inspect or approve any installation.

As part of the continuing certification of a city, county or town, certain annual requirements must be met including submittal of annual reports to the Building Codes Bureau and, when certain criteria are met, submittal of independent audits. Annual reporting requirements can be found in ARM 24.301.207 (1) through (4).

The requirements for an independent audit can be found in ARM 24.301.208 (1). This rule identifies the criteria for any certified city, county or town which, when met, require an independent fiscal audit to be performed and submitted to the Certified Local Government Program.  Audits are required to be performed per the guidelines of agreed upon procedures as established by the Building Codes Bureau. The following link provides a copy of the revised current agreed upon procedures.

Agreed Upon Procedures

Questions regarding certification procedures and requirements e-mail buildingcodes@mt.gov or call (406) 841-2056.

Below is a list of all certified local government building code jurisdictions and certified building code inspectors:

Please click here for a printable version of the list below

All other areas are under the jurisdiction of the State Building Codes Bureau

Belgrade B,P Jason Karp  388-3760 City Limits 
Billings B, P(M/G) E, M, SP Brian Anderson 657-8270 City Limits
Bozeman B, P, E, M, SP Bob Risk 582-2375 City Limits
Butte-Silver Bow B, P, M Michael Nasheim 497-6210 County
Choteau Kyle Harlan 466-2510 City Limits
Colstrip B* (residential only) Russell Murphy  853-5084 City Limits 
Columbia Falls B, P, E, M Tad Lisowski 892-4388 City Limits
Conrad B Kyle Harlan 788-3398 City Limits
Cutbank B James Yeagley 873-5526 City Limits
Darby B Dale Jankunas (interim) 961-2423 City Limits
Deer Lodge - County B* (residential only) John Markin 563-4010 County
Deer Lodge - City B* (residential only) Dan Green 846-3649 City Limits
East Helena B Craig Jenneskins 227-5321 City Limits
Forsyth B* (residential only) Ronald Ball 346-2521 City Limits
Glasgow B, M  Robert Kompel 228-2476  City Limits
Great Falls B, P(M/G) E, M Bruce Haman 455-8530 City Limits
Hamilton B, P Donald Ramer 363-6717 City Limits 
Hardin B* (residential only) Joseph Connolly 665-9264 City Limits
Havre B David Peterson 265-4941 City Limits
Helena B, P, E, M Kimberley Mack 447-8438 City Limits
Kalispell B, P, M, E, SP Jeff Clawson  758-7730 City Limits 
Laurel B Karen Courtney 628-4796 City Limits 
Lewistown B Holy Phelps 535-1776 City Limits  
Libby B Ron Higgins 293-2731 City Limits
Livingston B Jim Woodhull  222-0083 City Limits
Manhattan B, M Dave Rowell 284-3235 City Limits
Miles City B, SP Russell Murphy 874-8611 City Limits 
Missoula City B, P(M/G) E, M Aaron Bowman 552-6630 City Limits
Missoula County B, P, E, M, SP Steve Hutchings 258-3701 County 
Polson B, P, E, M Gordon West 883-8216 City Limits 
Pondera County Kyle Harlan 788-3398 County
Red Lodge B Tim Swansborough 446-1606 City Limits 
Richland County B Kyle Harlan 788-3398 County, except Sidney
Ronan B Dan Miller 676-4231 City Limits
Shelby B Rob Tasker 434-5564 City Limits
Sidney B Kale Rasmussen 480-9113 City Limits
Stevensville B, P, E, M, SP Tim Netzkey 880-5832 City Limits   
Toole County B Kyle Harlan 424-8310 County
Townsend B James Schauber 431-8319 City Limits
Troy B Ron Higgins 295-4151 City Limits
West Yellowstone B* (residential only) James Patterson 602-4897 City Limits 
Whitefish B, P, E, M, W Tad Lisowski 863-2410 City Limits 
Wolfpoint B Teaguean Knudsen 654-4616 City Limits 

Key: B= Building, P = Plumbing, M/G = Medical Gas, E = Electrical, M = Mechanical, SP = Pool,       W = WUI

 UPDATED 10/26/2020

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