Gallatin City-County Health Department is your primary source of information for Coronavirus (COVID-19), and have opened a call center for general information. Operation hours are everyday from 8 AM - 5 PM (MDT). To contact the call center call 406-548-0123 or email email@example.com. For more information, visit their website for the latest updates and information to help you stay healthy.
A Message from Mayor Chris Mehl: Be Kind, Be Bozeman
City of Bozeman Closures and Updates by Department
Starting Tuesday, March 24, 2020, City of Bozeman facilities are closed to public access. This includes City Hall, the Alfred Stiff Professional Building, the Bozeman Public Library, and Parks and Recreation buildings.
City Departments will continue to complete essential work duties, with updates and changes to services listed below. The Bozeman Police Department and the Bozeman Fire Department will continue to provide for our community’s essential health and safety needs. Solid Waste curbside pick-up will continue. All non-essential public meetings are canceled until further notice. City Commission meetings will be held virtually, with public comment and access information listed in agendas.
The City’s website will be updated regularly with current information as these operational decisions are made in the midst of our community’s rapidly changing conditions.
City of Bozeman Departments are listed below, with updated public service delivery and contact information in the drop down menus.
The City Finance Department is not open to the public at this time. Detailed voicemails will be returned by staff and there is some limited availability of staff who will answer calls during normal business hours. There are many ways to make payments:
Utility bill payments
- Drop Off - Put your payment in the drop box outside City Hall
- Mail - Finance Department, PO Box 1230 Bozeman, MT 59771-1230
- Pay Online - Visit www.bozeman.net, "I want to... pay my utilities"
- Call - 406-582-2333 to pay using interactive voice response
- Call and leave a detailed message for someone to return your call within two business days 8am-5pm 406-582-2303
Visit bozemanmt.t2hosted.com/Account/Portal to pay
The Bozeman Public Library is closed, including book drop. Online services and access to materials available on their website: bozemanlibrary.org.
The City Clerk’s office is closed to the public. Please call 582-2306 with questions.
- Public comment can be submitted in writing and email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or from the website.
- Citizen Advisory Board meetings are cancelled until further notice. We intend to hold essential public meetings remotely, including the City Commission meetings. Updates will be included in the next agenda that will be posted online and noticed in the newspaper.
- Bids have been modified by order and that information is on the bid page.
- Records requests will still be distributed, but if staff cannot access the information remotely, they will not be able to fulfill them.
Please pay parking tickets by using the Parking Portal: bozeman.net/government/parking.
The Alfred Stiff Professional Building is closed and staff are working remotely, but we continue to offer most services. See below and check back for updates as we modify our operations to better serve you.
- Planning Division – The Planning Division is in the final stages of modifying standard procedures to allow for electronic application submittal and development review, as our staff works remotely. Email questions or concerns to email@example.com
- Building Division – The Building Division is continuing to offer inspections and accept building permit applications through e-Plan. Email questions or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Business Licensing – Business licenses are still being processed and applications can be submitted via mail. Home-based, out-of-city-limits based, and renewed business licenses are being issued. Commercial applications will be processed, but safety inspections are on-hold. Commercial licenses won’t be issued until inspections resume. Please email questions or concerns to email@example.com
- Short Term Rentals – Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org prior to submitting any new short term rental registration applications
The Department of Community Development is revising its operations until further notice to address COVID-19. We appreciate your patience and are working hard to keep as much stability of operations as possible. There may be delays in responding to inquiries. We continue to receive and review development applications. Some application types may see delays in review due to suspension of public meetings.
Citizen Advisory Board meetings are cancelled until further notice. Essential Citizen Advisory Board meetings may be held remotely in the near future.
City Commission meetings will be held weekly, using remote meeting technology to allow for public comment and staff reports. No in-person attendance will be allowed at those meetings. Weekly City Commission agendas will have information about how to view the meeting, and also how to give written and oral public comment.
The Bozeman Police Department is dedicated to protecting and serving the people of Bozeman. We will continue to do so during this public health emergency. This is a quickly evolving situation that requires the Bozeman Police Department to do our part to limit exposure without interrupting the high level of service provided to our community. It is necessary that we maintain a healthy workforce so that we may continue providing emergency services when called upon. We have identified certain operational measures that can be temporarily modified for the community and our members.
It is important to note that the Bozeman Police Department is actively patrolling and continues to answer all calls for service. Our number one goal and priority is to respond in person as quickly as possible to public safety emergencies. For non-emergencies, however, we are encouraging other forms of reporting such as telephone and online to follow social distancing guidelines. Disturbances, thefts in progress, burglaries, welfare checks, injury vehicle crashes, and other similar calls will still be dispatched, and Detectives will continue to investigate crimes.
The following operational guidelines are in effect:
- For emergencies, still call 9-1-1. To make a non-emergency report, call (406) 582-2000
- When possible, and there is not a life-safety issue, BPD officers will be taking reports over the telephone. This will reduce the possible inadvertent transmission of the virus. If someone calls the police, they may get a phone call from an Officer or Public Information Specialist. If circumstances develop that would require officers, then they will respond.
- Community members can also file a police report online rather than in-person. This process is easy and all reports are reviewed by a Public Information Specialist or an Officer. Online reporting helps to keep officers available to focus on emergency calls for service. Online reporting can be done here: https://www.bozeman.net/government/police/report-a-crime
- We have temporarily suspended our presence at community engagement events, but we are collaborating with our local partners to improve our ability to bring the best service possible to the community.
- Please see the important links and resources on this page.
The duties of BFD are considered essential and mission critical services. Therefore, the public can expect no change in emergency services.
Public education and outreach services are cancelled until further notice.
Fire Stations 1, 2, and 3 are closed to the public, including the meeting room at Fire Station 3.
Until further notice, City Hall will be closed at the end of business on March 23, 2020.
No discovery will be prepared in the next two weeks as we adjust to our new work constraints. In the meantime you may request discovery by going to our Defendant Information page. Click on Discovery Request and complete the form. We will complete your discovery request and mail it to you as soon as we are able. While City Hall is closed, there will be no charge for discovery or postage.
All completed discovery requests are being mailed out today, March 23, 2020. If you requested discovery after March 16th, your request will be completed as soon as we are able. It is our standard policy to complete discovery requests by court date, completing those requests in which a court date is quickly approaching first. For example, discovery will be completed for a case in which a hearing is set for May 1st before a case in which a hearing is set for May 15th.
If you have a question, please call our office at 406-582-2309. You may also email email@example.com for discovery questions.
Thank you in advance for your patience during this time.
Building Division is currently closed to the Public. Office staff is working remotely.
Inspections will continue as normal, please either call 406.582.2374 or go to the Click2Gov site: https://bozn-egov.aspgov.com/Click2GovBP/index.html to schedule your inspection electronically. Inspection request cut off time remains 4:00pm for next business day inspections.
We will be allowing stand-alone (hot water heater, service updates, roof, etc) applications to be submitted electronically (instructions are located under “Guides” on our home page) or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions.
All other applications will be accepted online only, there are no plans for applications to be dropped off at this time.
Plans approved via e-plan, please see instructions under “Guides” on the website for current instructions.
Includes Streets, Signs, Signals, Lighting, Water, Sewer, Waste water:
We are still conducting business as usual.
Offices are not open to the public but we are able to respond to phone calls: 406-582-3200.
Vehicle Maintenance is not open to the public. No Waste oil or Anti-freeze drop off at this time.
The Pot hole reporting line is open: 406-582-3208
The following permits are being accepted via email to email@example.com. Applications can also be mailed to: City of Bozeman, Engineering Division, P.O. Box 1230, Bozeman, MT 59771.
- Street Cut permits
- Encroachment permits
- Public Right-of-Way Utility Occupancy Permits
- Sidewalk/Driveway/Curb Cut Permits
At this point, we are invoicing the applicant for any applicable fees. If you’ve been asked to submit fees by the Engineering Department for development applications, please call 406-582-2273 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make payment arrangements.
To schedule an occupancy inspection with the Engineering Division, please contact Lincoln Jamrog at Lincoln.email@example.com.
To schedule an occupancy inspection with the Stormwater Division, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Assembly permits, parade permits, and open container waivers are currently NOT being accepted due to the restrictions on public gatherings.
The Solid Waste Division is continuing with operations and services.
Any questions or concerns please call 406-582-3236
Due to COVID-19, Recreation and Aquatic program registrations are temporarily suspended until May 1st. Please enjoy your parks and trails responsibly.
Starting Thursday, April 2, 2020 the City of Bozeman will be closing all City of Bozeman public playgrounds until further notice to help stop the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19.)
The closure includes all 52 play structures, swings, slides, climbing apparatus (including climbing boulders), spinners, spring toys, zip lines, and any other equipment associated with a playground. The closure also includes the City of Bozeman Skate Park at Kirk Park. The closure will not include City of Bozeman parks or dog parks. Also, after careful consideration of the current circumstances around Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Bozeman Parks and Recreation Department is canceling all recreation and aquatic programming until further notice, effective immediately. The safety of the public and our staff remain our top priority.
All recreation facilities will be closed until further notice. This includes the following: Bozeman Swim Center, Story Mill Community Center and Parks and Recreation Department main office, Beall Park Recreation Center, Lindley Center, Story Mansion, and Southside Park building. All outhouses and toilets are also closed.
All Recreation Facility reservations are cancelled until further notice with full refunds for cancelled reservations to be issued. The City will not accept new reservations for recreation and park facilities until May 1, 2020.
General inquiries and questions can be emailed to email@example.com, or a voice mail may be left at 406-582-2290.
• Forestry operations are limited to storm emergencies and other immediate public safety concerns.
• We are still preparing for a planting season. Lott O’ Trees and the Cost Share Program are still active and accepting entries.
• Please contact Forestry Division Manager Alex Nordquest. (Phone: 406-582-3225 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Cemetery office is closed. We however are still going in to provide burial service to the public. Burial notifications should be made to 582-2327.