Development Applications

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Before You Apply

There are a couple of steps you can take prior to filling out an application:

  1. Locate the property on Bozeman's Community Development Map Viewer. Instructions on how to use the map are available on the Project Information Portal page

  2. Determine if your project is permitted per Bozeman's Zoning Districts and Land Uses..

  3. Review the Community Development Brochure(s) to help you understand the Development Review Process and determine which Development Applications you may need.

  4. Once you have determined that the project is permitted in your zone, please see below for checklists and forms, or visit the Sign Applications page for the appropriate forms for your project. 

  5. Check our main page under "Services During Specific Hours" to see whether your application should be submitted during Small Project Drop Off or whether it requires a Completeness Review.

Completing the Development Review Application (A1) 

Nearly all applications require the Development Review Application (A1) as it acts as a cover sheet with contact information. The Development Review Application form (A1) includes two new fillable image fields that you must provide images for:

  1. The project image field is an image of your choosing that best represents the project. This could be a front elevation, a colored perspective of the building, a preliminary plat layout or site plan.

  2. The vicinity map field shows the project location and the larger vicinity around the project site with the street names identified so that your site can be shown in relation to the neighborhood that it is located in.

To upload images click into the image field and a dialogue box will open for you.

Call the Planning Division at (406) 582-2260, Option #5 or Email with questions regarding the application process. 

New Forms! Site Plan (SP), Concept Review (CONR), and Informal Review (INF) have all been updated as of June, 2020.

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