How do I increase the canopy area of my existing business license?

You will need to apply for a Commercial Building Permit (COM permit) and work with a licensed professional architect or engineer to complete a partial change-of-use and update your Hazardous Material Inventory Statement (HMIS). If you are remodeling the interior of your business, you will need to prepare plans for review in the same fashion you would for any commercial interior remodel; commercial projects are required to be stamped by a MT licensed professional. 

Note: Dry plant material is considered combustible fiber, which is a hazardous material in the International Building Code. 

You should contact the Planning Department to confirm if you are able to expand your canopy area prior to application.

Planning Department
cityzoner@ci.missoula.mt.us
(406) 552-6625


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1. Do I need a permit or license?
2. How do I apply for a permit/license?
3. How does the review process work?
4. How do I schedule an inspection?
5. Will I need a change-of-use?
6. Will I need an Architect/Engineer?
7. Will I need mechanical, electrical or plumbing permits?
8. Can I install mechanical equipment, duct work, or exhaust fans myself?
9. I have un-permitted work I need to resolve in order to get my license, now what?
10. How do I open a dispensary?
11. What is the process for opening a cultivation business in the City of Missoula?
12. Can I grow Cannabis plants in my home?
13. What is the process for opening an extraction business in the City of Missoula?
14. How do I add a use to my existing business license or 420 license?
15. How do I increase the canopy area of my existing business license?
16. How is my canopy area calculated?
17. When is my business able to switch from medical to recreational?
18. Are there odor or energy use restrictions?
19. How do I submit a complaint related to Cannabis?