What county departments are involved in the process?
The County Planning Office works closely with the developer throughout the subdivision process. The planning staff compiles a staff report and makes recommendations to the County Planning Board. The County Planning Board in turn makes a recommendation to the County Commission. The County Commission makes the decision regarding all preliminary and final plats. The county Sanitarian reviews all water and sanitation information for lots greater than 20 acres (and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) reviews all smaller parcels.) The County Weed Board must approve a noxious weed management plan for each new subdivision. Also, the County Office of Emergency Management coordinates the public safety review of all subdivisions.

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1. What is a subdivision?
2. What are major, minor, and subsequent minor subdivisions?
3. What are the differences between a Major and Minor Subdivision?
4. What is the first step in the subdivision process?
5. What documents are needed during the subdivision application and review process?
6. What county departments are involved in the process?
7. What types of professionals should the subdivider include on the project team?
8. How long does the process take?
9. What does preliminary plat approval mean?
10. At what point can the lots be sold?
11. What costs are associated with a subdivision?