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 Operations Update During COVID-19

  • Community Development is open 8 AM until 5 PM

  • Development Review Application submittal will still be digital.  Please visit Development Review Procedures During COVID 19

  • Some of our staff will continue to work remotely.  Please email zoning questions to and you will receive a response from a Planner.

  • Special Temporary Use Permit (STUP) fees are waived to support small businesses to allow more flexibility for special events or seating outdoors.

  • For other updates on City services and closures city-wide visit Bozeman's COVID-19 page

Welcome to the Bozeman Planning Division

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 

Application Types

 Small Projects: 

  • 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)

Projects Requiring Completeness Review:

  • 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)

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