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Please contact HRDC District 7 located at 7N 31st St. (406) 247-4732.
Please contact Public Assistance located at 111 N. 31st St. or (406) 237-0520.
Applications are only accepted when we have an advertised vacancy on one of the many boards and commissions of the City. An application form can be downloaded from the City's website or the application form and additional information is available in the City Administrator's office located at 210 N. 27th St.
A person can call a volunteer at the Cop Shop to report an abandoned vehicle. The Cop Shop number is (406) 247-8590. This report will be forwarded to the Police Department and the vehicle will be tagged with an orange sticker. The officer will check back in five days after the sticker is placed on the vehicle and if the vehicle has not been moved it we will forward the report the Yellowstone County Junk Vehicle division to be towed.
You can call the Code Enforcement office at 406-247-8647.
Weed Complaint Form
Justice Court is located on the sixth floor of the Yellowstone County Courthouse at 217 N. 27th St.
Municipal Court is on the second floor of City Hall, 220 N. 27th St. Office hours are 8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday, except holidays. The Municipal Court office is accessible from the second floor of Park II parking garage and the skybridge that connects City Hall and the Yellowstone County courthouse. The courtroom is also on the second floor in the Council Chambers.
City business licenses are issued through the City's Finance Division. An application must be completed. You may call 406-657-8364 for an application and further information.
The City Council meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month for its regular business meetings and the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month for its informal work sessions. The Regular meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers located on the 2nd floor of the Police Facility at 220 N. 27th St. The work sessions begin at 5:30 p.m. and are also held on the 2nd floor of the Police Facility at 220 N. 27th St.
The City is not responsible for vital records such as birth and death certificates. For information on obtaining a copy of your Montana birth certificate, contact the Yellowstone County Clerk and Recorder's office at 406-256-2785.
All elections are conducted by the Yellowstone County Elections Department regardless of whether they are local school board, city or county elections, or state and/or national elections. For information on becoming registered, contact the County Elections Office at 406-256-2740.
At Billings Logan International Airport safety of our passengers is our top priority. It is for these safety reasons that a number of items are not allowed on board aircraft or onto the concourses. For a list of items that are commonly allowed or strictly prohibited by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), please refer to their Website at
Whether you're traveling alone or traveling in a large group, there are many fun activities for you while you wait. You can shop in the Airport Gift Shop on the concourse, eat in the restaurant or just relax in the lounge. You may also want to take a short walk over to the Yellowstone County Museum, which is located south of the Terminal Building.
Both short-term and long-term parking lots are located a short distance from the Terminal Building for your convenience. Visit the Airport Parking page for current rates or a map of the parking lots.
Contact information for shuttles from the Airport, bus lines in Billings, and transportation around Billings can be found on our ground transportation page.
To purchase tickets, contact the airline or a travel agent. For the convenience of our passengers we have provided contact information for travel agents in Billings, as well as links to online ticket purchasing sites.
We are located at 1735 Monad Road just east of the Par-3 Exchange City Golf Course.
City Ordinance Section 4-431 requires that the owner of every dog/cat kept in the city shall register the dog/cat. Please contact us for further information at (406) 657-8226.
Monday thru Friday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Closed Holidays and Weekends
Animal Ordinance NO. 03-5259
In addition, certain construction activities in the public right of way may require permits.
-By law, most electrical and plumbing permits can only be issued to licensed electricians and licensed plumbers. -Certain permits are requested before the primary permit is ready (e.g., temporary use permits). -Some projects are divided among different contractors, each with responsibility for only certain aspects of the job. -Work in the right of way requires a licensed and bonded contractor. -Certain permits are administered by different city or county departments.
We also offer the opportunity for architects and designers to sit down with key City staff members to discuss the project prior to plan submittal.
The plumbing and electrical detail may be excluded on single-family residences provided the location of the mechanical equipment is shown.
Commercial plans need to be wet stamped by a Montana-licensed architect or engineer.
Handouts are available from the Building Division.
Fees are based on the valuation assigned to each individual project. On large commercial projects valuation may be determined by a competitive bid process. Other commercial and single family structures are assigned a value based on square footage. Remodels are determined by contract price or the estimated value of material and labor.
Residential (single-family and duplex): 4-7 working days Commercial - Minor: 2-4 weeks Commercial - Major: 3-6 weeks
City of Billings' Building Codes were last adopted on 02/07/2015 per Administrative Order #128.
A handout specifying each code and edition year is available at the Building Division front counter on the 4th floor of the Miller Building at 2825 3rd Avenue North.
The State of Montana governs the area outside the city limits. You may call (406) 841-2040 for additional information.
State of MT Building Permits
You will be notified by telephone as soon as plans have been reviewed by all departments and divisions. If you would like to check the status, enter the permit number at the following link.
Ground level artifical flowers are only allowed in a standard flower container during the summer months, May 15th to Oct. 15. During the winter months Oct. 15th to May 15th, ground level artifical flowers are not allowed except 3 days before a holiday and 3 days after a holiday. Christmas decorations are removed by the end of the second week of January.Flowers on the base of an upright monument are allowed year round. Fresh flowers are always welcome in the Cemetery.
Flowers and decorations which are not in a standard flower container are not allowed in Mountview Cemetery. The Cemetery makes an exception to that rule during Memorial Day and Christmas. All Memorial Day flowers not in a standard flower container are removed a week and a day after Memorial Day. If you need a new standard flower container, they are available for purchase in the Cemetery Office for $35.
We would appreciate it if Christmas decorations are not put out until the middle of December, but most of the flower regulations are waived during the Christmas season. Decorations will be removed by the City on January 19th. If you want to save yours, you need to remove them on or before the 18th of January.
Yes & No. The old PlotFinder will no longer work, but the Locator which is hosted by Yellowstone County, will provide all the features that Plot Finder had, plus more info. The map portion does not show where the individual grave is, but it gives the lot or group of graves in which the individual grave is located.
The phone number is (406) 256-2870.The website is as follows: Yellowstone County Attorney
Order of Protection applications are available at the clerk's office for Billings Municipal Court (2nd floor City Hall) and Yellowstone County Justice Court (6th floor Yellowstone County Courthouse). Return completed applications to the clerk's office for review by a judge. There is no charge for an Order of Protection.
Yellowstone County Protection Order
Misdemeanors offenses that are committed inside the City limits are prosecuted by the Billings City Attorney’s Office, which are handled in Billings Municipal Court. These cases are investigated by the Billings Police Department. The website is as follows: Victim-Services-Information . The Billings City Attorney’s Office phone number is (406) 657-8205. All misdemeanors that are committed outside of the City limits but still in Yellowstone County, such as Lockwood, Shepherd, Huntley/Worden, Custer, and even some locations inside of the city limits, such as the Metra or certain parks, are handled in Justice Court and are prosecuted by the Yellowstone County Attorney’s Office. These cases are investigated by various law enforcement agencies such as the Montana Highway Patrol, Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office, Fish & Game, and Motor Carrier Services. The County Attorney’s Office also handles any and all felony crimes committed in all of Yellowstone County. The phone number for the Yellowstone County Attorney’s Office is (406) 256-2870. The website is as follows: Yellowstone County Attorney The Laurel City Attorney’s Office prosecutes misdemeanor criminal offenses that occur within the city limits of Laurel. These cases are handled in Laurel City Court. The phone number for the Laurel City Attorney’s Office is (406) 259-8611. Laurel, MT - City Attorney
We are located on the first floor of City Hall at 210 North 27th Street in Billings. You may park in Park 3, a parking garage located on the corner of 2nd Avenue North and North 27th Street. The entrance to Park 3 is located on 2nd Avenue North. There is also metered parking available in downtown Billings. Garage-Locations-Rates
If you want to report a crime that has already occurred and you live within the city limits, please contact the Billings Police Department at (406) 657-8200. A peace officer will respond and start an investigating by asking you a series of questions. Once the investigation is complete, the officer may or may not arrest the individual. If no arrest is made, the report may be submitted to the City Attorney’s Office to be reviewed by a prosecutor who will decide what charge(s), if any, should be prosecuted. It is at the prosecutor’s discretion whether or not each case is charged.
The number for the Yellowstone County Detention Facility is (406) 256-6881.
The website is: Yellowstone County Detention Center, Inmate Search
Contact the Yellowstone County Clerk and Recorder's Office at (406) 256-2785 located in the Stillwater Building, 316 N 26th.
All junk vehicles, including vehicles that are not currently licensed, must be stored within an enclosed building or removed from the property after five (5) days. Within the city limits, please report violations to Tanya Punt (email@example.com), Don Vegge (firstname.lastname@example.org ). In Yellowstone County please report violations to Mike Schieno (email@example.com). In the City, please call (406) 237-6146 and in Yellowstone County call (406) 294-5035.
Contact the City of Billings Engineering Division at (406) 657-8307.
In 1993, the City Council commissioned a study by Marvin and Associates, a local traffic engineering firm, to determine where signals were needed and to prioritize needs. This study is updated periodically by the Traffic Engineering staff to take into account changing traffic volumes and more current accident data. The City Council typically budgets one new signal each year from this list. They have been historically installed in priority order, unless installation with a street reconstruction project makes more sense.
Please keep in mind that traffic signals are predominately a means of assigning which vehicles have the right of way at an intersection. The number of accidents often increases at a location after a signal has been installed, although the most common type of accident may change from right angle accidents to rear-end accidents.
The City is currently not treating stormwater discharge.
Please see Business License Information to determine if you are required to obtain a City of Billings business license.
Please see Business License Information for information on how to obtain a City of Billings business license.
You can find current and the past 9 years' budget and financial information here: Budgets and Financial Reports
All firefighters are trained Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and every fire engine is usually staffed with a paramedic as well. Firefighter/Paramedics are able to begin life saving care and medications before the arrival of an ambulance. Additionally, your neighborhood fire stations are located strategically throughout the city to provide short response times.
Open burning is generally prohibited within the City limits. If you plan on burning, a permit is required. To apply for a permit, if you live within the City limits, please call the Fire Prevention Bureau at (406) 237-6262. To apply for a permit, if you live in Yellowstone County, please call the Yellowstone County Emergency & General Services Department at (406)-256-2775.
Please contact the Fire Prevention Bureau for any Public Education needs at (406) 237-6262.
The minimum size fire extinguisher allowed for a commercial building is a 2A-10BC rated extinguisher. Contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at (406) 237-6262 for more information.
Funds are not fully committed for a specific purchase until staff receives from an applicant that has received preliminary approval, a copy of the buy-sell agreement and a good faith estimate. At that time staff, issues a final approval letter which authorizes the lender to proceed. This letter signifies the City's intent to fund the project.
Staff recommends you talk to your lender or call the Community Development office (406-657-3045) regarding the status of funding before making an offer to purchase. Good communication can avoid major disappointment.
Lenders have asked the City to take "third position" behind the home equity loan. This is prohibited and cannot be approved.
Many applicants have taken out home equity loans as they have gained equity and used a portion of the funds to repay the City, which would release the restrictions on the property. The City then reinvests the funds into our program allowing us the opportunity to assist another applicant.
The appraiser's inspection is to determine the value of the home and not to guarantee the condition.
It is a good idea for you to get a licensed inspector if you are not sure of the condition of the home.
You can check a list of participating doctors, hospitals and facilities by checking out the Rocky Mountain Health Network website below. Once you've accessed the link, select EBMS-City of Billings on the dropdown menu labeled Insurance Accepted.
Residents of Montana are eligible for a library card at no charge.
Individuals must show a photo identification and proof of current address to receive a library card.
Non-residents of Montana may purchase regular library cards for $20 per quarter (three months) or $75 per year. Call (406) 657-8258 or fill out a Online Library Card Application.
Meeting rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis, though Library-sponsored programs will always have priority. Call (406) 657-8290 or stop at any service desk to make meeting room reservations.The last meeting of the day must be over by one hour before closing time. Food and drink are permitted in the meeting rooms, but groups must leave the rooms clean at departure. Prior to the meeting, the booking must be confirmed by completion of a meeting room reservation form at the Library.Meetings must be open to the public at no charge to those attending and may be held only during the time from one hour after the Library opens until one hour before the Library closes. Private, commercial activities are prohibited and City Code prohibits alcoholic beverages in public buildings.
Third floor meeting room: This is available Monday - Saturday after 10:00 am. No meetings are permitted on Sundays. Meeting room space will be booked for one meeting at a time, dependent on availability, no more than three months in advance. Only one meeting or event at a time will be held on the third floor.
Second Floor Computer Classroom: The Computer Classroom has 12 PCs available for training or taking online tests. The computers are equipped with standard office software. No food or drink is permitted in the Classroom. It is available each open day, including open Sundays from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm. Reservations must be made through the Assistant Director or Administrative Coordinator for organizations outside the City of Billings wishing to use the computer classroom; only one reservation at a time is permitted.
For the Second Floor meeting rooms, multiple meetings may be scheduled as follows:
Second Floor Large Study: The Large Study is a conference room that can seat small groups. Maximum group size is 15 people. It is available each open day, including open Sundays from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm.
Second Floor Small Study: The Small Study is a conference room that can seat very small groups. Maximum group size is 5 people. It is available each open day, including open Sundays from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm.
Yes, regularly scheduled story times are available. A current schedule is available in the Storytime Calendar or the Children's Page or by calling Children’s Services at (406) 657-8256.
See our Hours page for information on open hours, holidays and other days the library may be closed, or call (406) 657-8259 for our automated hours line. Generally speaking, the library is open from 10:00 am - 9:00 pm, Monday - Thursday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Friday, and 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday. Sundays from the weekend after Labor Day to the weekend before Memorial Day, the library is open from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. The library is closed on Sundays during the summer.
The person for whom the library was named. See our About the Library page for links to his picture and the history of the library.
You may board the bus at any MET bus stop sign or at a safe, accessible intersection (stand before the intersection). When the bus is a half block away just give the Bus Driver a wave to let him know you want to board.
You can: Contact the court to reschedule your appearance, please call (406) 657-8490. You can appear on a different open-court session. Open-court is held 3 weeks a month on every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00 am.
Hours of operation:8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m Friday
The Yellowstone County Sheriff’s office is located at 2323 2nd Ave N. The emergency number is 911. The non-emergency number is (406) 256-2929. The Sheriff’s Office is open 24 hours a day.
Go to the Billings Police Department at 220 N 27th St.Service Window hours of operation:Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pmSaturday 10:00 am - 12:00 pmThere is a $5 fee for your record. A valid photo ID is required to complete the request.
The Billings Police Department uses volunteers on an as-needed basis. For more information about volunteer opportunities, please call (406) 247-8590
The City of Billings usually holds an auction in June to dispose of property it no longer needs. The Billings Police Department consigns items to this sale. To find out where and when the next auction will be call (406) 657-8470.
Please see Billings Police Crime Statistics in the Document Center under Police or click the quick link.
The service is provided by the Billings Police Department Crime Prevention Center by appointment only. The CPC is located at: 2910 3rd AVE. N. Billings, MT PH#:(406)247-8590 HOURS OF OPERATION 8:00 am - 4:00pm Monday - Friday
The Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office is responsible for the offender registry. You can call (406) 256-2939 or visit http://www.doj.mt.gov/svor/
A restraining order may be obtained from Municipal Court or Justice Court. Municipal Court will only consider orders involving partners or family members. All others must go to Justice Court. The first step is to pick up an application at the proper court and fill it out completely. The clerk of court will then make an appointment for the petitioner to see the judge.
For questions about public works special assessments appearing on property tax statements (storm sewer, street maintenance, arterial construction fees, encroachments, and street lighting districts) please contact: Public Works Administration 2224 Montana Avenue (406) 657-8230 or 657-8238
For questions about garbage assessments, please contact: Solid Waste Division 4848 Midland Road (406) 657-8285
For questions about encroachment assessments, please contact: Engineering Division 2224 Montana Avenue (406) 657-8231
For questions about the City levy, fire hydrants and/or Special Improvement District (SID) assessments, please contact: Finance Division 210 N 27th St (406) 657-8223
Please contact the following to report a street light outage or other concerns:Street-Traffic Division 4848 Midland Rd (406) 657-8250
If you are interested in having street lights installed on your street,please contact:City Engineer's Office 2224 Montana Avenue (406) 657-8231
The landfill is open 8:00 am to 5:30 pm seven days a week, except during the winter months of December, January and February when we are closed on Sunday. The landfill is located at 5240 Jellison Rd. The easiest route is to go south on South Billings Blvd, cross the Yellowstone River, then turn west (right) on Jellison Rd. The entrance is about a .5 mile from South Billings Blvd on the left hand side of the road. For complete details on the landfill, please visit:
See detailed information at about our standard snow plowing procedures at:
Days of service very depending on what area of town you are in, so please give the office a call at (406) 657-8260. We are open 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday-Friday.
Residential service is $10.71 per month, per unit, so if you have a duplex it will be $10.71 per month for each unit regardless of whether there is one barrel for both units or each unit has a barrel. For residents that have more than one barrel it is $3.57 per month per extra barrel. The charge for service is placed on the utility bill.
We do not pickup loose garbage or yard waste. We will pick it up if it is boxed or bagged.
No, if you have a green yard waste barrel please place them in the barrel. We will pick leaves up if they are boxed or bagged and placed with your regular trash if you have curb service. For alley service they can be placed in the barrel if there is room on the day before your collection, always leave room for household trash or they can be boxed or bagged and placed on your side of the alley.
Every situation is different but the majority of the time is the garbage was out after 7:00 am, it was to close too a vehicle or other obstacle. For extra it could be that your extra can is too big or the branches were not bundled. Also we do not pick anything up with FREON in it.
We are currently expanding our program so to see if your area is participating call (406)657-8470.
Yard waste is collected starting the month of April (the first full week of April) through November (the last full week of November). This is weather permitting. We do not collect yard waste in January, February, March or December.
There is no charge to City of Billings residents for household and yard waste at 0-1500 lbs. For residential household and yard waste over 1500 lb, and for all construction/demolition waste the rate is $19.85/ ton. Special charges will apply for refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, tires and other unusual items for all landfill users. All “Out of City” residents will be subject to a charge. View the current rates and fees resolution here.
Inside City Limits-- $19.85/ ton, In State-- $26.11, Out of State-- $31.40
The landfill is open 8:00 am - 5:30 pm Monday - Saturday.
The landfill is located at 5240 Jellison Rd. From the I-90 exit at South Billings Blvd, head south until you cross the Yellowstone River. Look for the 'Landfill' signs, and turn west (right) on Jellison Rd. The entrance is about a 1/2 mile from South Billings Blvd on the left hand side of the road.
Residents of Carbon, Stillwater, Musselshell, Treasure, Yellowstone counties and the City of Pryor and Big Timber can all use the landfill. We do take out of state waste from parts of Wyoming. For more information, please call 247-8633.
You can bring household trash, yard waste, construction and demolition debris, dead animals and tires. Other wastes, such as asbestos, refrigerators and contaminated soils, are also accepted with special provisions and fees. For a complete list of the Acceptable, Special and Prohibited Wastes at the landfill, please click the following link:
For further information, please contact the Environmental Compliance Coordinator at 406.247.8633.
The landfill has a drop-off area for residents to drop off Household Hazardous Waste during normal landfill hours. Items accepted include used oil and antifreeze, paint, yard chemicals, vehicle batteries, fluorescent tubes, light ballasts, pool chemicals. Household electronics can also be dropped off for recycling or landfill disposal.
Yellowstone E-Waste Solutions
Both friable and non-friable asbestos are accepted at the landfill for disposal. However, asbestos is ONLY accepted Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm and prior approval is required. For landfill pre-approval and more information, contact the Environmental Compliance Coordinator at 406.247.8633.
City of Billings residents may take refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners to the Landfill for $25.00. Non-residents will be assessed a higher fee for these services. To view the current rates and fees click here.
Businesses can set up an account after filling out a credit application and prior approval. You must have a business license on file.
The Solid Waste and Hazardous Waste Programs in the DEQ Waste and Underground Tank Management Bureau agree with the Federal guidelines. The clean-up residue can simply be placed in the household garbage for disposal. The department also recommends that powdered sulfur be sprinkled over the spill area fifteen (15)minutes prior to the final clean up of the broken CFL. Sulfur forms an amalgam with the mercury particles forming larger particles that are less likely to be dispersed by a vacuum cleaner exhaust. Powdered sulfur can be found at most hardware or garden stores.
No. Please contact the Billings Police Department Bomb Squad at 406.247.8648 for assistance.
Contact the Public Works Department Utility Billing Services Office at (406) 657-8315.
The meter and shut-off valve are typically together and usually can be found in the utility room, or basement of your residence. If this valve is inoperable the City will need to shut off the service at the curb-valve located at the front of the property so you can repair your shut-off valve. Call (406) 657-8315 if you need the water turned off while repairs are being made.
Call the Utilities Underground Location Center at (800) 424-5555. Call before you begin any digging project. It's the law.
It is our recommendation that unused prescription drugs be saved for disposal at the Solid Waste Division Offices, located at 4848 Midland.
There are several licensed septic tank waste haulers in the area. They are licensed by the state to dispose of these wastes at the wastewater treatment plant.
Licensed HaulersThe waste must be hauled by a licensed hauler and an appointment for disposal made in advance by calling the plant at (406) 657-8356. View Licensed Haulers.