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Trailer Court & Campgrounds - License and Review


Application for License

Montana Codes require trailer courts and campgrounds to license:  CHAPTER 52. TOURIST CAMPGROUNDS AND TRAILER COURTS.   In addition, by definition, new trailer courts and campgrounds are subdivisions of land and must be reviewed and approved by the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ):  CHAPTER 4. STATE REGULATION OF SUBDIVISIONS.  If you are thinking about establishing a new trailer court or campground, it is wise to talk with a professional land use consultant.

For existing trailer courts and campgrounds, a license renewal fee is charged annually and expires on December 31st of the license year.  A new license is required at change of ownership.

The cost for a trailer court or campground license is as follows:

To obtain a license form, you must visit the office on the second floor at 301 West Alder St., Missoula, MT  59802.  Click here to see a SAMPLE license form.


Review of Plans

In addition to review by the Montana DEQ, new trailer courts and campgrounds must be reviewed by the Health Department and found compliant with state health and licensing rules.  The specifics of plan review can be found in 37.111.205.