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 Program.
 
A city, county or town may not enforce a building code unless the code enforcement program has been certified by the Building Codes Program 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 Program; 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 Program 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 Program. The following link provides a copy of the revised current agreed upon procedures.
 

Agreed Upon Procedures

FY 2024 Education Fund Reporting Forms:

Annual Remittance Formfor jurisdictions with annual revenue under $100,000

1st Semi Annual Remittance2nd Semi Annual Remittance Formfor jurisdictions with $100,000 or more in annual revenue.


Regulations:

Click the links below to access the statutes and rules specific to certified jurisdictions.

Local Jurisdiction StatutesLocal Jurisdiction Administrative Rules


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

Certified Local Government Building Code Jurisdictions and Certified Building Code Inspectors

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

Download a printable copy of the list below

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

List of certified jurisdictions
City Codes Building Official Phone Jurisdiction
Belgrade   B, P, E, M, SP Lucas Sobeck   388-3560 City Limits  
Billings   B, P(M/G) E, M, SP Jessica Fust   657-8270 City Limits   
Bozeman   B, P, E, M, SP, W Ben Abbey   582-2375 City Limits 
Choteau  B(comm,res), M B Kyle Harlan   466-2510 City Limits
Colstrip   B* (residential only) Russell Murphy   853-5084 City Limits 
Columbia Falls   B, P, E, M, SP, W Tad Lisowski 863-2411 892-4388 City Limits 
Conrad   B Keith Thaut   271-5821 City Limits
Cutbank   B* (commercial only) James Yeagley   873-5526 City Limits  
Darby   B, P, M, E, SP Tim Netzley   961-2423 City Limits   
Deer Lodge County   B (residential only) Greg Bahr   563-4010 Entire County 
Deer Lodge (City) B (res only) B (residential only) Dan Green   846-3649 City Limits
East Helena   B, SP Craig Jenneskins   227-5321 City Limits   
Glasgow   B Rod  Dees   228-2476  City Limits  
Great Falls   B, P(M/G) E, M, SP, W Bruce Haman   455-8430 City Limits
Hamilton   B, P, M, E, SP Tim Netzley   880-5832 City Limits 
Hardin B* (res only) B* (residential only) Joseph Connolly   665-9264 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, SP Kurt Markegard   628-4796 City Limits 
Lewistown   B Holy Phelps   535-1776 City Limits   
Libby   B* (residential only), SP Walter Snyder   293-2731 City Limits  
Livingston   B, SP Jim Woodhull     222-0083 City Limits 
Manhattan   B, M, P (M/G), E,  SP Brandon Yung   284-3235 City Limits   
Miles City   B, SP Gabe Martinsen   874-8611 City Limits
Missoula (City)   B, P(M/G) E, M, SP Cristina Coddington   552-6630 City Limits  
Missoula County   B, P, E, M, SP Kevin Heisler   258-3723 County   
Polson B (M res only) B, P, E, M Craig Raymond   883-8216 City Limits   
Pondera County   B* (commercial only) Kyle Harlan   788-3398 County   
Red Lodge   B Brian Hanna   446-1606 City Limits  
Richland County   B Kale Rasmussen   480-9113 County except Sidney  
Ronan   B Dan Miller   676-4231 City Limits
Sidney   B Kale Rasmussen   480-9113 City Limits  
Silver Bow   B, P, M, SP Rusty Christensen   497-6210 County   
Stevensville   B,P,E,M, SP Tim Netzley   880-5832 City Limits   
Toole County   B (commercial only) Kyle Harlan   424-8310 County
Townsend   B, SP James Schauber   431-8319 City Limits 
Troy   B* (residential only), SP David Jones   295-9851 City Limits  
West Yellowstone B (res only) B (residential only) Kyle Tanner   602-4897 City Limits    
Whitefish   B,P, E, M, SP, 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

* Indicates that jurisdiction only enforces this code on residential

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