Annexation of Unincorporated Areas

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Annexation process for parcels wholly surrounded by City of Bozeman land

The October 28 City Commission Meeting packet materials are now available on our websiteThe packet includes the staff memo and the draft Extension of Services Plan for City Initiated Annexations.  

 

The Bozeman Strategic Plan 4.3e calls for city staff to do the following: 

Annexation of Islands and Critical Adjacent Lands - Investigate the development of new annexation policies to address long term tax fairness for public services, locations of infrastructure, and locations for future infill and growth.

In 2018 and in 2019 the City Commission identified "Annexation Analysis and Study" as one of the big five priority items in the Strategic Plan. 

The process is just beginning. The City is not annexing any properties at this time, but is in the initial stages of developing policies and the process.

The Bozeman City Commission will be considering a resolution adopting updated annexation policies for voluntary annexations and also draft policies for City-initiated annexations at their October 28th City Commission meeting at 6PM in City Hall. These meetings are open to the public, broadcast on cable channel 190, and available to stream online

Public Events

  • On October 24th property owners and interested parties can attend an informal conversation with City Manager Andrea Surratt about the City's Strategic Plan and the process for City-initiated annexations 

WHEN:                  OCTOBER 24, DROP IN BETWEEN 5-7 PM
WHERE:                CITY HALL COMMISSION ROOM (121 N ROUSE AVE, BOZEMAN)

  • On October 28th, the City Commission will consider adopting a resolution updating policies for voluntary annexations and draft policies for City-initiated annexations 

WHEN:                  OCTOBER 28, 6:00 PM
WHERE:                CITY HALL COMMISSION ROOM (121 N ROUSE AVE, BOZEMAN)

The packet materials for the October 28, 2019 City Commission meeting can be found on our website.

As the process continues more opportunities will be offered to collect feedback and questions.

How can you learn more?

Keep an eye on this page!  It will be updated with ongoing developments in the process and FAQ.  

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FAQs

  • What is annexation?
  • What is an unincorporated area?
  • Why is the City exploring annexing these areas?
  • Why now?
  • What is the landowner initiated annexation process?
  • What is the City initiated annexation process?
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City of Bozeman Map of Unincorporated Areas