Sweet Grass County Annex
515 Hooper St
Big Timber, MT 59011

Office Hours: Mon - Thurs
8:30AM - 5:00PM
Closed Fridays

Phone: (406) 932-5470

Fax: (406) 932-3017

Phone: (406) 932-5470

Fax: (406) 932-3017

Planning Director/ Floodplain Administrator: Page Dringman sgplanning@itstriangle.com

Zoning Officer/ Assistant Planner: Lana King sgplanning2@itstriangle.com

Sweet Grass County Subdivision Process

The Planning Department is responsible for ongoing development and redevelopment of real property in the community, when the development activities trigger review requirements.  This involves the review and analysis of proposed land subdivisions, certain exemptions from subdivision, certificates of survey, boundary relocations and annexation.

Subdivision is defined under Montana law as “a division of land or land so divided that it creates one or more parcels containing less than 160 acres that cannot be described as a one-quarter aliquot part of a United States government section, exclusive of public roadways, in order that the title to the parcels may be sold or otherwise transferred and includes any resubdivision and a condominium. The term also means an area, regardless of its size, that provides or will provide multiple spaces for rent or lease on which recreational camping vehicles or mobile homes will be placed.”

The Planning staff is available to assist in managing the subdivision review process from initial inquiry to final plat, including pre-application, preliminary plat and final plat review, organization and scheduling of Planning Board meetings and public hearings, as well as coordination of review with other governmental agencies and the governing body.  The first step when considering subdivision is to schedule a pre-application meeting with the Planner to discuss the proposal, the subdivision process and to obtain the requisite forms.

COMING SOON
Updated Subdivision Exemption Review Procedures
Updated Subdivision Regulations

REGULATIONS (Download as PDF)
Sweet Grass County and City of Big Timber Subdivision Regulations
Buildings for Lease or Rent Regulations
Appendix L — Fee Schedule

FORMS & APPLICATIONS (Download as PDF)
Pre-Application Meeting Checklist
Preliminary Plat Checklist
Element Review Checklist
Subdivision Application (consists of some or all of Appendices B, C, D, E, F, I) ** Links Below
Final Plat Application (Appendix G)
Building for Lease or Rent Application

SUPPLEMENTAL INFO REQUIREMENTS (Download as PDF)

APPENDIX B – SWEET GRASS COUNTY AND CITY OF BIG TIMBER SUBDIVISION APPLICATION FORM
APPENDIX C – INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT UNDER THE MONTANA SUBDIVISION AND PLATTING ACT
APPENDIX D – SUMMARY OF PROBABLE IMPACTS
APPENDIX E – AREA DESCRIPTION FORM
APPENDIX F – STANDARDS FOR FLOOD HAZARD EVALUATIONS
APPENDIX G – FINAL PLAT APPLICATION FORM
APPENDIX H – SAMPLE PLAT CERTIFICATES
APPENDIX I – SUBDIVISION IMPROVEMENTS AGREEMENT; GUARANTY
APPENDIX J – GRANT OF ACCESS EASEMENT
APPENDIX K – EXEMPTIONS FROM SUBDIVISION REVIEW FOR CERTAIN DIVISIONS OF LAND
APPENDIX M – SWEETGRASS COUNTY BRIDGE STANDARDS
APPENDIX N – MODEL WAIVER OF RIGHT TO PROTEST FORM FOR CREATION OF RSID FOR FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES AND FACILITIES
APPENDIX O – UNIFORM STANDARDS FOR MONUMENTATION, CERTIFICATES OF SURVEY, AND FINAL SUBDIVISION PLATS
APPENDIX P – MONTANA SUBDIVISION AND PLATTING ACT, TITLE 76, CHAPTER 3 OF THE 2013 MONTANA CODE ANNOTATED

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