2020 U.S. Census Information
If census information has not been completed for your household, please complete the survey. Unfortunately, Montana currently has one of the lowest Census participation rates in the country and being undercounted will decrease the amount of federal tax dollars being returned to Montana. There is a link below to fill out the survey. Please participate and share the link.
In mid-March, the Census Bureau began inviting homes to respond online to the 2020 Census. If you did not respond online or by phone, you should receive a paper questionnaire. Paper questionnaires will be mailed in early April but with COVID-19 there have been delays.
The U.S. Census Bureau does not mail directly to P.O. boxes so if you have a P.O. box you will not be receiving a Census invitation. Prior to COVID-19 a Census invitation and traditional paper form were going to be hung on the front door of all households who receive mail by P.O. box. That will still happen, but there will be significant delays. We are suggesting that everyone with a P.O. box goes to my2020census.gov
Click “start questionnaire” and then click the “If you do not have a Census ID, click here” button on the second page. This will ask you one additional question about where you were on April 1, 2020 and then you will fill out your form as anyone else would. You can also call in your response at 1-844-330-2020 if you don’t have your Census ID. If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Thank you for your assistance in obtaining a complete count for Montana!
About the Community Development Department
The Community Development Department houses both the Building Division and the Planning & Zoning Division. It has a pivotal role in managing and protecting the City’s natural and built environment, its sense of place, and its rich quality of life.
Some of the tools the Community Development Department manage and use in implementing its department goals include the 2018 International Building Codes; City Growth Policy; City Parks Plan; City Subdivision and Zoning Regulations, Floodplain Regulations, Interlocal Agreements; Memorandums of Understanding; City Capital Improvements Plan; Energy Conservation Plan; and myriad external grant programs.
The Department assists the City Council and Mayor with recommendations to ensure that the City grows in a manner which is both fiscally sound and economically beneficial to the Red Lodge Community.
The Community Development Department works very closely and in support of the Mayor, City Council, Building Board of Appeals, Red Lodge Planning Board and Zoning Commission, Parks Board, and Zoning Board of Adjustment.
The Community Development Director provides oversight to the City Building Inspector and the Assistant Planner. The Director also works very closely with the Mayor on Budgeting and Special Projects.
Located: City Hall 1 Platt Avenue South (1 block East of Broadway on 11th Street)
James Caniglia – Community Development Director
Phone: 406-446-1606 ext 117
Tim Swansborough – City Building Inspector
Neil Matthews-Pennanen – Assistant Planner
Phone: 406-446-1606 ext 118