Welcome to Deer Lodge

Deer Lodge is the second oldest town in Montana and is the county seat of Powell County. Founded in 1860, Deer Lodge has developed into a charming and friendly place that still embraces traditional values. We are a community rich in history and culture,
with a picturesque Main Street District hosting unique shops, museums and many other areas of interest.

Public Interest

City of Deer Lodge Request for Proposals: Kennel Operations

The City of Deer Lodge is seeking the submission of proposals form qualified persons or entities for the operation of the city’s Kennel facility as an animal shelter. Detailed information regarding the range of expected services and how to respond can be found in the complete Request for Proposal (REP). Copies of the RFP are available by contacting the City Clerk, Kim Hughes at 406.846.2238 ext. 302 or khughes@Cityofdeerlodgemt.gov. The submissions are due by 4PM on April 5, 2019. Interested parties may contact the Brian Bender, City Administrator at 406.846.2238 ext. 307 or bbender@cityofdeerlodgemt.gov for additional information

2019 Dog License Renewal Notice

Under City Ordinance #8.02.030, all dogs living within the City limits are required to be licensed. The current fee for a dog license is $15 per year and can be purchased at City Hall, 300 Main St., during the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM. A Current Rabies Certificate must be presented at the time of licensure. Failure to license your dog will result in fines.

Deer Lodge Comprehensive Capital Improvements Plan

Deer Lodge Downtown Plan Council

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Public Notices

The Planning Board for the City of Deer Lodge is holding a public hearing on April 23rd at 12 PM in the City Council Chambers located at 300 Main Street in Deer Lodge, Montana. The Planning Board initiated the proceedings to place properties that contain more than one manufactured home in the R-4, Manufactured Home Park District. The Deer Lodge City Council on July 2, 2018 adopted the R-4 Zoning District to eliminate the nonconforming status of specific properties. The properties subject to this zoning action include the following: 1. 900 Higgins Ave. (28-1678-33-4-40-10-0000) & (28-1678-33-4-40-12-0000); 2. 105 Kohrs St. (28-1678-33-4-38-02-0000); 3. 217 Larabie St. (28-1678-33-4-22-01-0000); 4. 326 Stark St. (28-1678-34-3-06-11-0000); 5. 110 Second St. (28-1678-33-3-38-01-0000); 6. 401 Mitchell St. (28-1678-33-3-17-01-0000); 7.
613 W. Maryland Ave. (28-1578-05-1-15-01-0000); and 8. 801 W. Maryland Ave. (28-1578-05-1-13-06-0000).

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