Planning & G.I.S.

The Cascade County Interactive GIS Mapping Application is now available.  Parcel information is at your fingertips.  Want to find out what zoning district your property is in or want to know if a property is within a FEMA Flood Hazard Zone?  Give it a spin!

2023 Cascade County Precincts 

6-13-2023 Resolution 23-25 Re-Districting – 2023 City of Great Falls Vicinity Precinct Map

6-13-2023 Resolution 23-25 Re-Districting – 2023 Cascade County Wide Precinct Map

2023 Re-Districting State MT House Districts


The Cascade County Planning & G.I.S. Department is responsible for the administration and/or enforcement of the County's:

  • Building for Lease or Rent Regulations
  • Zoning Regulations
  • Floodplain Regulations
  • Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Program
  • Growth Policy
  • Subdivision Regulations
  • Community Decay Ordinance
  • Junk Vehicle Removal Program
  • Litter Ordinance
  • Tax Abatement Ordinance
  • E911 Address Assignments
  • County Road Establishment, Alterations, and Abandonments
  • Discontinuation of County Streets and Alleys in Unincorporated Towns/Townsites
  • Creations of Rural Special Improvement Districts
  • Acting Secretary for the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Planning & Development

If you plan on building or developing land in Cascade County but outside the City of Great Falls, the incorporated towns of Belt, Cascade, or Neihart, please contact this office concerning any applications and regulations that may need to be adhered to prior to any development work. 

Regulations and permit applications are available online.


The Department currently consists of:

  • Planning Director
  • G.I.S. Coordinator
  • Three Planners
  • Code Compliance Officer
  • Mapping Technician
  • Administrative Assistant