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Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) of EnvisionGallatin.com. Here you can find general information related to the Growth Policy, as well as the Growth Policy Update process.

What is the Gallatin County Growth Policy and what is its purpose?

The Growth Policy is an official public document that is intended to guide future social, physical, environmental and economic growth and development of the County. The Growth Policy’s principal purpose is to provide general direction for decisions relating to land use, such as zoning and subdivisions. The current Policy addresses certain goals and policies (Chapter 3) that reflect community desires with respect to local land use decisions.

Why is the Growth Policy being updated?

Gallatin County experienced a 59% change in population between 2000 and 2017, a number three and a half times experienced by the State of Montana and the United States. In addition to population growth, several Gallatin County communities are currently updating their own growth policies. Ensuring that the County and its communities have a cohesive set of growth policies is important as these documents will help guide future decisions that will shape the region.

When will this process be complete?

The Growth Policy Update is currently scheduled to be completed by October 2020.

Where can I find other Gallatin County community's growth policies?

City of Bozeman - City of Bozeman Growth Policy

The City of Bozeman is currently updating their Growth Policy. The updated document should be available by winter of 2020.

City of Belgrade - City of Belgrade Growth Policy

The City of Belgrade is also currently updating its Growth Policy and the draft version can be viewed at Draft Growth Policy Update

Gallatin Triangle Planning Study - Gallatin Triangle Planning Study


Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) of EnvisionGallatin.com. Here you can find general information related to the Growth Policy, as well as the Growth Policy Update process.

What is the Gallatin County Growth Policy and what is its purpose?

The Growth Policy is an official public document that is intended to guide future social, physical, environmental and economic growth and development of the County. The Growth Policy’s principal purpose is to provide general direction for decisions relating to land use, such as zoning and subdivisions. The current Policy addresses certain goals and policies (Chapter 3) that reflect community desires with respect to local land use decisions.

Why is the Growth Policy being updated?

Gallatin County experienced a 59% change in population between 2000 and 2017, a number three and a half times experienced by the State of Montana and the United States. In addition to population growth, several Gallatin County communities are currently updating their own growth policies. Ensuring that the County and its communities have a cohesive set of growth policies is important as these documents will help guide future decisions that will shape the region.

When will this process be complete?

The Growth Policy Update is currently scheduled to be completed by October 2020.

Where can I find other Gallatin County community's growth policies?

City of Bozeman - City of Bozeman Growth Policy

The City of Bozeman is currently updating their Growth Policy. The updated document should be available by winter of 2020.

City of Belgrade - City of Belgrade Growth Policy

The City of Belgrade is also currently updating its Growth Policy and the draft version can be viewed at Draft Growth Policy Update

Gallatin Triangle Planning Study - Gallatin Triangle Planning Study