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City of Bozeman | Planning Division

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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


 Updated Unified Development Code (UDC) - Now Available

The revised Unified Development Code is complete. The final version includes all the changes made by the City Commission during the public review and adoption process in addition to edits in the “Pile B” text amendments. The changes went into effect on March 31, 2018. 

**Any application that did not received Adequacy, as defined by this chapter, prior to March 31, 2018 will be reviewed under the NEWLY REVISED Unified Development Code (Chapter 38 of Bozeman's MuniCode)**


 Walk-In Services

  • Planning Division Website Assistance
  • Building Permit Questions
  • Business Licenses including Standard, Mobile Vending and Medical Marijuana
  • Short Term Rental Assistance - Eligibility & Registration Portal Navigation
  • Project File Viewing (for larger requests, please utilize the City Clerk's Record's Request form)
  • Prints or Copies are available at $0.50/page
  • Small Project Drop-off: Open Hours on Mondays & Tuesdays from 2 - 4 PM

Small Project Drop-off (NEW!!)

  • Open Hours Offered Mondays & Tuesdays from 2 PM - 4 PM 


Services by Appointment

Planner-On-Call Office Hours

General 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 is now offered during open hours Mondays & Tuesdays from 2 - 4 PM 



Completeness Reviews

Completeness Review Appointment Required for Submittal of the Project Types Listed Below:

  • 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.



View Our Interactive Map Below for Projects that Have Been Proposed

Click HERE for our full Community Development Map Viewer