Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 1. Lease or Rent -- General Provisions

Buildings For Lease Or Rent -- Exemptions

76-8-103. Buildings for lease or rent -- exemptions. (1) A building created for lease or rent on a single tract is exempt from the provisions of this part if:

(a) the building is in conformance with applicable zoning regulations adopted pursuant to Title 76, chapter 2, parts 1 through 3, provided that the zoning contains the elements of 76-8-107; or

(b) when applicable zoning regulations are not in effect:

(i) the building was in existence or under construction before September 1, 2013;

(ii) the building provides accommodations as defined in 15-68-101 that are subject to the lodging facility use tax under Title 15, chapter 65, except for recreational camping vehicles or mobile home parks;

(iii) the building is created for lease or rent for farming or agricultural purposes;

(iv) the building is not served by water and wastewater and will not be leased or rented;

(v) the building is served by water and wastewater and the landowner records a notarized declaration with the clerk and recorder of the county in which the property is located stating that the proposed building will not be leased or rented. The declaration recorded pursuant to this subsection (1)(b)(v) runs with the land and is binding on the landowner and all subsequent landowners and successors in interest to the property. The declaration must include but is not limited to:

(A) the name and address of the landowner;

(B) a legal description of the tract upon which the proposed building will be located; and

(C) a specific description of the building on the tract of record.

(2) Any building that is exempt under subsection (1) from the provisions of this part and that is or will be served by water or wastewater must be in compliance with the provisions of 76-8-106.

(3) The exemption provided in subsection (1)(b)(i) is limited to the first three buildings created for lease or rent on a single tract.

History: En. Sec. 2, Ch. 379, L. 2013; amd. Sec. 10, Ch. 484, L. 2021.