310 Permit Process

The Glacier County Conservation District Board holds their 310 meeting at our regularly schedule monthly board meetings following the receipt of a 310 permit application. All decisions on 310 permits are made at these meetings, which are open to the public.

1. Application

Complete applications are to be submitted a minimum of five working days prior to the Board meeting.  If the Glacier County Conservation District office is closed on a day which 310 applications must be turned in, the application will be accepted the next day.

2. Site Inspection

An onsite inspection will be scheduled and the applicant notified of the date and time for the on-site inspection.   The team consists of a GCCD Board Supervisor, District Technician, a Montana FWP representative and the landowner or landowner’s representative. The team will discuss the project on site. Team members may waive participation in the on-site inspection.

After an inspection is conducted, team members make recommendations to the District at a regular meeting. If no inspection is required, the District may proceed with the application and the applicant will be notified of its decision.

3. Decision

During the next month’s regular scheduled board meeting 310 applications are approved, modified, or denied for a permit. This time period can be extended if the GCCD determines it necessary to collect further information. After receiving notice of the decision, the applicant has 15 days to sign and return the Board’s Decision Form to indicate agreement. Unless otherwise stated on the supervisors decision form, the applicant must wait 15 days before proceeding with the project. If the applicant does not return the signed Board’s Decision Form, the permit is automatically null and void.

Permits are valid for the length of time the board stipulates.  It is possible to get an extension if extenuating circumstances prevent completion of work in the allotted time.