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Information Regarding Armory Hotel Appeals:

As part of the City Commission’s meeting on April 6, 2020 the Commission will hear two appeals regarding the Armory Hotel project. You can find information related to each appeal in the City Commission’s agenda by clicking here. Due to the State of Montana’s Stay at Home Order and the City’s Emergency Declaration this meeting will be held by Webex only. To access the Webex please refer to the instructions on the City Commission’s agenda. If you are interested in commenting in writing on either of the appeals, please send an email to agenda@ prior to 12:00pm on Monday, April 6, 2020.  You may also comment in writing by visiting the Commission’s comment page. You can also comment in person by joining the Webex meeting. If you join the Webex meeting, we ask you please be patient in helping us work through this online meeting. If you are not able to join the Webex meeting and would like to provide oral comment during the meeting, you may send a request to with your phone number and the item you wish to comment on. The City Clerk will call you during the public comment portion to provide comment. You may also text the same information to 406-224-3967. As always, the meeting will be streamed through the Commission’s video page (click “Streaming Live” in the drop down menu) and available in the City on cable channel 190.

Please check Bozeman's COVID-19 page for Community Development updates as we modify our operations to better serve you.

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 

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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