City Charter – This document is roughly equivalent to the constitution of the City of Red Lodge. It defines the city’s form of government, the elected positions within the city government, and the powers of the city. It was approved by the voters in 2002 and became effective on July 1, 2003.
2015 Growth Policy – Vision / Master Plan for the city. This is the basis for zoning, subdivision, floodplain, and other regulations. This document must be updated at least once every five years.
2016 Zoning Regulations– Primary document regulating development within the city. This document includes permitted uses, building height and set-back allowances, signage allowances, lighting requirements, design requirements, and other such regulations.
Zoning Map – This Zoning Map is intended to accompany the 2016 Zoning Regulations.
2011 Subdivision Regulations – These regulations define the requirements and procedures for subdividing a property into smaller lots within the City of Red Lodge.
An ordinance is a legislative act adopted and approved by a municipality, having effect only within the jurisdiction of the municipality and being equal to a municipal statute. Ordinances must be passed twice with the same language (first reading and second reading) and go into effect 30 days after being passed on second reading unless otherwise indicated. Montana law provides cities with the authority to pass ordinances in MCA 7-1-4123 and 7-1-4124.
There is a compiled list of Ordinances of the City of Red Lodge at this link: http://www.qcode.us/codes/redlodge/ – It is a complete, searchable list of municipal statutes that is updated quarterly to incorporate new ordinances.
Below is a list of individual Ordinances. Click on the Ordinance # to see the document; click on meeting dates to see the minutes of that meeting. FR = First Reading; SR = Second Reading; ED = Effective Date. Only minutes that are signed are deemed official, those that are posted but not signed should be deemed draft. Contact the City Clerk for executed minutes.