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Governing Body Vision Statements:

The governing bodies vision statements are found in the adopted Growth Policies, each governing has adopted a Growth Policy. The document are large files and may take a few minutes to download. 

Planning Department Mission Statement:

The Planning Department vision is to serve Richland County and the public in land use planning development capacities, with a commitment to integrity, respect for others, professionalism and transparency.

Planning Department Services:

The Planning Department provides services in land use development and growth through planning, zoning, subdivision review, buildings for lease or rent review, and workforce housing zoning review and addressing the needs of special or rural districts in Richland County, Montana. 

The Planning Department provides support to Richland County Commission, which include the unincorporated communities in Richland County (Crane, Lambert, and Savage) and the Town of Fairview. If you need assistance with land use planning within the city limits of the City of Sidney please contact the City Office

The Planning Department also provides staff support to the following advisory and decision-making bodies: 

Public Notices:

Notice is hereby given the City/County Planning Board will at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in Richland County Nutter Building Meeting Room located at 123 West Main Street, Sidney, Montana hold a workshop to discuss proposed revisions to the 2017 Richland County Subdivision Regulations and to the 2017 Town of Fairview Subdivision Regulations.

The revisions to the 2017 Subdivision Regulations will affect the jurisdictions of Richland County and the Town of Fairview, Montana.  The Planning Board will review the regulations and discuss revisions and the agency comments that were submitted. This meeting is open to the public and the Board will accept comments.

Contact the Richland County Planner at 123 West Main Street, Ste 2, Sidney, Montana 59270; by email at to obtain further information, or you may obtain a copy by clicking the following links: County draft regulations or Fairview draft regulations. If you wish to submit written comments, please do so by 12:00 p.m. on September 3, 2019.

Adopted Planning Land Use Regulations and Fee Schedules:

Planning Staff:

 County Planner, Marcy Hamburg

Contact Us

Richland County Planner Office

123 W. Main St.
Sidney, MT 59270

Ph: (406) 433-6886
Fx: (406) 433-6983

Richland County
201 W. Main
Sidney, MT 59270