Forrest Sanderson, AICP, CFM

County Planner

County Floodplain Administrator



Phone: (406) 345-4139

please include
Dawson County in the Subject line







Zoning Information

Currently most of the County does not have zoning.  Zoning in the County consist of 2 citizen driven zoned areas (Part I zoning), Highland Park and Forest Park.  The other zoning is considered as county-wide (Part II) zoning, however only the River Park area in West Glendive has been zoned.


Zoning codes


In all these zoned areas, a Zoning Compliance Permit-(changing from reference to Building Permit) is needed for Construction in Zoned Areas. 


Zoning Compliance Permit Application

If you think a property has a zoning violation/is not in compliance with current zoning the following is a complaint form that can be given to the Planning Department for follow-up.

Zoning Enforcement Complaint Form


Forest Park, Highland Park, and River Road Variance






Zoning Changes


     aRiver Road (to be coming)



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