Building

About the Department

The City of Belgrade Building Department is responsible for enforcing the provisions of applicable codes for new construction and additions or alterations to existing buildings within the City of Belgrade.

  • The Building Department performs plan review services and issues building permits for new construction and additions or alterations to existing buildings within the City limits.
  • Issues plumbing permits for new plumbing systems or additions or alterations or repairs to existing systems with the City Limits.
  • Performs various inspections of construction within the City Limits including (but not limited to): footings, foundations, framing, insulation, plumbing, final inspections, and issues certificates of occupancy.
  • Works with the Belgrade Fire Department for enforcement of other applicable Fire, and Life-Safety codes for buildings within the City limits.
  • Available on a daily basis to answer questions and assist public officials, developers, consultants, realtors, contractors, and the general public in various facets of applicable building and plumbing codes.

Mechanical & Electrical Permits

The City of Belgrade Building Department has become certified by the State of Montana Building Codes Bureau to conduct mechanical and electrical inspections within the Belgrade City limits. Going forward, all residential and commercial electrical permits will be issued by the City of Belgrade Building Department and not the State of Montana Building Codes Bureau. A copy of the City's permit application forms is attached. Please use the applicable form for your permit. All checks should be made out to the City of Belgrade.

Inspections for permits that have been issued by the State will still be conducted by the State inspectors. If you have any questions, please contact the Belgrade Building Department at 406-388-3560 or email us.

Inspections, Residential and Commercial

Required inspections will be listed on the inspection card that will be issued with your approved building permit.  A list of common inspections include:

  • concrete footings
  • concrete walls/monoslab (all concrete must be inspected BEFORE concrete is poured)
  • framing (firewall if needed)
  • insulation
  • mechanical, plumbing, electrical
  • blower door test
  • sidewalk
  • final

Next day inspections must be called or emailed in by 4pm.  

Planning, Building & Zoning Fees

  • Updated Planning, Building and Zoning Fees (PDF) (as of September 7, 2021)

Permits & Additional Resources

  • All Building related permit applications are found on the Permits & Licensing page 
  • For [zoning requirements], click here