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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 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 1 Acre

Multi-family, commercial, utility, demolition, and paving projects with a total land disturbance less than one acre:  Project owners must submit an Erosion and Sediment Control Construction Permit for Projects Less than 1 Acre. There is no fee associated with this permit.

Single-Family Home Construction

Single-family home construction: Project owners must submit a Drainage and Stormwater Self-Certification with their building permit application. There is no fee associated with this permit.

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