Community Technical Assistance Program

Services


CTAP staff work with local governments and the public on long range planning issues and assisting in the development and adoption process of land use plans and regulations. CTAP staff also provides legal guidance and professional insight on planning topics such as subdivision regulations, zoning, and annexations. They assist developers, surveyors, engineers, and planners to interpret statute and understand case law governing land use planning in Montana. Staff review plans and regulations to ensure compliance with statute, programmatic requirements, and to encourage professional best practices, while also conducting research regarding local or statewide land use planning issues or questions.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Long range community planning
  • Subdivision regulations and review
  • Zoning regulations and administration
  • Drinking water and wastewater treatment systems
  • Transportation: bridges, streets/roads, multi-modal
  • Stormwater management
  • Planning best practices and tools of the trade
  • Exemption review and certificates of survey

How We Can Help:

  • Direct assistance via phone, email, & in person. (Submit a CTAP Assistance Request form)
  • Review of and guidance on draft engineering, planning, and regulatory documents
  • Creation of model documents and planning resource publications for use statewide
  • Advice on navigating ARMs and statutes
  • On-site training workshops
  • Resource library
  • GIS mapping
     

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIVISION | MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
301 S PARK AVENUE | PO BOX 200523 | HELENA, MT 59620-0523 | P: (406) 841-2770 | F: (406) 841-2771 | TDD: (406) 841-2702