License Requirements

Business License

The Fire Marshal's office requires a current fire and life safety code inspection of the physical location to be used in the operation of a business. Our goal is to contact you within 20 days of your business license application submittal to schedule an inspection. If you have not been contacted within 20 days, please call our office at 406-552-6210 during normal business hours to schedule an inspection.

Liquor License

Liquor license owners are required by state law to renew their license annually. A satification of this requirement is to have a current fire and life safety code inspection of the premises. All establishments holding a current liquor license will be inspected in November or December each year. New license applicants will be required to follow the conditions set forth under business licenses.

Certificate of Occpancy

All new construction projects requiring Certificate of Occupancy inspections must attain a fire and life safety code inspection through the Fire Marshal's office before occupancy is granted. Please call our office at 406-552-6210 during normal business hours to schedule an inspection.