City of Bozeman | Planning Division

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Final Version of the Updated UDC - Now Available

On February 26th, 2018, the City Commission gave final approved to substantial changes to Chapter 38 of the Bozeman Municipal Code. 

The revised Unified Development Code is complete. A PDF format file link is below. The final version includes all the changes made by the City Commission during the public review and adoption process and edits in the “Pile B” text amendments. The changes are effective on March 31, 2018. 

**Any application that has not received Adequacy, as defined by this chapter, prior to March 31, 2018 will be reviewed under the revised Chapter 38.**

Thank you for patience and we look forward to working with you to continue making Bozeman The Most Livable Place.

Why Bozeman Plans

The Planning Division of Community Development is primarily responsible for furthering the goals of the Bozeman Community Plan (2009) and maintaining the Bozeman Municipal Code in order to:

  • Promote public health and safety
  • Create a functional community that is beautiful, healthful and efficient
  • Balance the desires of the City Commission, Developers and Individuals in the Community
  • Support economic development

Walk-In Services

  • Using the Planning Division Website
  • Building Permit Questions
  • Business Licenses including Standard, Mobile Vending, Medical Marijuana and Short Term Rentals
  • Viewing Project Files
  • Requesting Copies of Application Materials ($0.50/page)

Services by Appointment

Completeness Reviews

The Development Applications listed below require an appointment to ensure completeness prior to submittal:

  • Site Plan
  • Master Site Plan
  • Conditional Use Permit
  • Zoning Variance
  • Zone Map Amendment
  • UDC Text Amendment
  • Growth Policy Amendment
  • Annexation, Regulated Activities in Wetlands
  • Subdivision Pre-Application
  • Subdivision Preliminary Plat
  • PUD Concept Plan, or PUD Preliminary Plan.

For general questions and small project submittals (not listed above) please schedule with Planner-On-Call office hours below. Completeness Reviews are for project SUBMITTALS only.

**Smaller projects can be submitted during Planner-On-Call Office Hours (see below) 


Planner-On-Call Office Hours

Other Questions?  Schedule during Planner-On-Call Hours using the 'Schedule Now' link to meet with a Planner one on one.  These services include:

  • Project-Specific Planning & Zoning Questions
  • Property-Specific Planning & Zoning Questions
  • Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) & Historic Preservation Questions
  • Planning File Search
  • Small Project Drop-Off
  • Project Revisions Drop-Off



**Please note that no Planners are available during the weekly Staff Meeting on Thursdays from 3 PM until Close**


View Our Interactive Map Below for Projects that Have Been Proposed

Click HERE for our full Community Development Map Viewer