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Welcome to Columbia Falls!


City Of Columbia Falls
City Hall
130 6th St West
Columbia Falls, Montana 59912
City Hall Hours – 7 am – 6 pm

The City of Columbia Falls is currently accepting applications for full time and part time summer employment opportunities – please see the Jobs page for details


The City of Columbia Falls is limiting public access to City Hall at 130 6th Street West and the Fire Hall, 624 1st Ave W beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020 until further notice in compliance with State and Health Department directives.

The City Hall foyer will be open to provide a drop off for permits, planning documents and other routine requests but the building doors will be locked to limit walk-in and face-to face services.

City services will remain fully staffed and operational during this time, including field activities and inspections performed by Public Works and the Building Department. The City will continue to provide the highest level of service possible during this unprecedented health crisis.

Please contact the City for all questions and services, the main phone number is (406) 892-4391.

The public may also contact departments directly at the following numbers:
Public Works – (406) 892-4430
Building or Planning and Zoning – (406) 892-4384 or (406) 892-4432
Park Use Requests/Job applications – (406) 892-4391
City Manager – (406) 892-4384
City Court – (406) 892-4340
Utility Billing Clerk – (406) 892-4392
Fire Department – (406) 892-3911

Utility payments will be accepted and processed as usual through mail, drop box, ACH or online (pay gov linked to the City’s website, https://cityofcolumbiafalls.org). Please call the UB Clerk at (406) 892-4392 should you need to make a cash payment or make payment arrangements. The Water Department will not be entering homes to service or replace water meters at this time, unless there is an emergency.

The City Court payments will be processed as customary through the mail and drop box. Phone the Court directly at (406) 892-4340 if you have a required court appearance to reschedule or to obtain specific appearance instructions.

For customers needing non-emergency police services please use the contact button located by the rear door of City Hall. This is a direct link to the Dispatch Center which will put you in contact with a police officer. For all emergencies, please call 911.

If you can’t stop in but need to contact us, see our Contact page.
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City of Columbia Falls Mission Statement:
The mission of the City of Columbia Falls is to foster a community that appeals to individuals, families, businesses and investors. Columbia Falls is a city that encourages individual rights and responsibilities, promotes aesthetics and recreation, and provides safety and security. By listening to its citizens and responding to their needs, by respecting diversity and differences of opinion, and by evaluating the status quo and practicing thoughtful planning, the City provides excellent value at reasonable cost.


Fall 2016 – Photo Courtesy Mick Ruis

Pay your utility bill with Credit/Debit Card (Click image below)  Note:  Not for Court payments (See Court Page)


Information about the City:

Facts and Figures

Incorporated: 1909
Population: Per the 2010 Census = 4,688.

Acres: 912.3

Form of Government: Commission – Manager (Council – Manager)
Members are elected at large on a staggered 4 year term.

Regular City Council Meetings occur on the 1st & 3rd Mondays of the Month

**See the NEWS page for information on the Resort Tax Proposal**

Number of City Employees – 32

City Department Heads

City Manager – Susan M. Nicosia, CPA, MPA
City Attorney – Justin Breck
Deputy City Attorney – Stephanie Breck
Fire Chief – Karl Weeks
Police Chief – Clint Peters
Public Works Director – Tyler Bradshaw
City Clerk – Barb Staaland
City Finance Director – Sandra Carlson, CPA
City Judge – Kristi L. Curtis

Learn more about the city departments here.