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The Powell County Board of Adjustment meets annually on the third Thursday in January at 1 p.m. at Wm K. Kohrs Memorial Library, 501 Missouri Ave., Deer Lodge. The board holds special meetings throughout the year as needed. Meetings will be posted at least 48 hours in advance.

Board Members:

James Decker, term expires 12/31/2024

Tom Gilbert, term expires 12/31/2024

Pat Riehl, term expires 12/31/2024

David Mannix, term expires 12/31/2024

Jesse Mullen, term expires 12/31/2025


All agenda items for either the Board of Adjustment or Planning Board must be submitted to the Planning Department at least four weeks before the hearing date.  To ensure the request is applicable, the Department requires the petitioners schedule pre-submittal meetings to present their application materials to staff.  Staff then prepares the agenda and individual reports for distribution to the Board of Adjustment and/or Planning Board one week before the hearing.  The public may obtain the application materials and staff reports for any hearing via the links found on this page or contacting staff.

The Planning Department requires a two week notice to place items on the County Commissioner’s agenda.

Approved Minutes:

Board minutes are available from the Powell County Planning Department

409 Missouri Ave., Suite 114
Deer Lodge, MT 59722
(406) 846-9795


Amanda Cooley – Planning Director and Floodplain Administrator
phone:  (406)846-9729

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