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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 Town Council of the Town of Fairview, Montana, will on Monday, the 9th day of December, 2019 at 7:00 o’clock p.m., in the Fairview Town Hall, 318 South Central Ave, Fairview, Montana, hold a public hearing to accept input on whether Town of Fairview should adopt amendments to the 2017 Town of Fairview Subdivision Regulations to reflect legislative changes to the Montana Subdivision and Platting Act in 2019 and changes as recommended by the County Planner (Town Planner) and City-County Planning Board.

Subject to public comment, amendments to the Town of Fairview Subdivision Regulations may be approved by resolution of the Town Council of the Town of Fairview and shall be on file in the offices of the Fairview Town Clerk and County Planner.

The proposed amendments to the Subdivision Regulations are available for viewing at the Richland County Planner Office, Fairview Town Hall or by clicking link provided here to the proposed amendments to the Town of Fairview Subdivision Regulations 

Contact the Richland County Planner at 123 West Main Street, Suite 2, Sidney, Montana 59270 or by email at to obtain further information or a copy of the draft regulations. If you wish to submit written comments, please do so by 12:00 p.m. on December 9, 2019.

Contact the Fairview Town Clerk at Fairview Town Hall, P.O. Box 436, 318 South Central Avenue, Fairview, Montana, 59221; by email at
; or call (406) 742-5616 to request an accommodation for a disability.

Adopted Planning Land Use Regulations and Fee Schedules:

Planning Staff:

 County Planner

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