Construction Site Permitting Program
Uncontrolled stormwater runoff from construction sites displaces and deposits sediment and other pollutants offsite, causing degradation of rivers and infrastructure. A one-acre construction site can lose 150 – 200 tons of sediment per year.
The City of Bozeman requires that project owners submit one of the following stormwater permits before initiating ground disturbance activities. Stormwater staff highly encourages project owners or their agents to set up a pre-submittal meeting, which includes a conversation regarding minimum expectations, recommendations, and areas of concern saving both parties preparation and review time.
Stormwater staff review, comment on, and, when adequate, approve all permits. Project owners that do not submit or submit inadequate permits will experience a delay in building permit issuance, site plan approval, or notice to proceed until an approved permit is in place.
Best Management Practice (BMP) Manual for Construction Sites
Sites Greater than One (1) Acre
Multi-family, commercial, utility, demolition and paving projects with a total land disturbance greater than one acre: Project owners must submit a Montana Department of Environmental Quality Notice of Intent, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan, and a Notice of Termination to the City of Bozeman. There is no City of Bozeman fee associated with this permit.
Sites Less than One (1) Acre
Multi-family, commercial, utility, demolition, and paving projects with a total land disturbance less than one acre: Project owners must submit a Construction Stormwater Permit. There is no fee associated with this permit.
Single-family home construction: Project owners must submit a Single-Family Residential Construction Stormwater Permit to the Stormwater Division. There is no fee associated with this permit.
The "Good" Images
Image 1: Tracking control installed and maintained correctly.
Image 2: Perimeter control on single-family construction site
The "Bad" Images
Image 1: Degraded silt fence
Image 2: Degraded silt fence
Image 3: Overflowing concrete washout
Image 4: Turbid discharge from single-family construction site