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Welcome to the Bozeman Planning Division Website!

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

Change in Walk-in Hours for Planning and Engineering

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
  • See Below for Project Drop-off and Completeness Review Hours

Services During Specific Hours

Small Project Drop-off

**Open Hours Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM**

Small Projects include the following application types:

  • Commercial Certificate of Appropriateness (CCOA)
  • Comprehensive Sign Plans (CSP)
  • Concept Review (CONR)
  • Condominium Review (CR)
  • Extension to Approved Plan (EXT)
  • Improvement Agreement (IA)
  • Informal (INF)
  • Modification to an Approved Plan (MOD)
  • Neighborhood Certificate of Appropriateness (NCOA)
  • PUD Final Plan (PUDF)
  • Reasonable Accommodation (RA)
  • Security Reduction/Release (SRR)
  • Special Temporary Use Permit (STUP)
  • Special Use Permit (SUP)
  • Subdivision Exemption (SE)
  • Subdivision Final Plat (FP)
  • Zoning Verification (ZVER)

Completeness Review Drop -off

**Tuesdays from 9 AM until NOON**

Completeness reviews are required for the following application types:

  • Annexation (ANNX)
  • Conditional Use Permit (CUP)
  • Growth Policy Amendment (GPA)
  • Master Site Plan (MSP)
  • PUD Concept Plan (PUDC)
  • PUD Preliminary Plan (PUD)
  • Site Plan (SP)
  • Subdivision Pre-Application (PA)
  • Subdivision Preliminary Plat (PP)
  • Subdivision Variance (SVAR)
  • UDC Text Amendment (ZTA)
  • Zoning Variance (ZVAR)
  • Zone Map Amendment (ZMA)

Planner-On-Call Appointments are Currently Unavailable due to Limited Staff. Please call (406) 582-2260, Opt. #5 with Planning questions or email

Questions will be routed and answered as soon as possible, but please expect delayed response times.  Thank you for your patience!

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