Bozeman City Hall building

Know Your Code

Living off-campus means there are some city ordinances that you are responsible for knowing and keeping up with. Here are some important ones for you and your neighbors:

  • Yard maintenance: Residents are required to keep grass cut to 12” or less.
  • Snow removal: Residents are required to remove snow from sidewalks along your house within 24 hours of snowfall.
  • Parking: The Bozeman City Code requires all cars to be moved at least every 72 hours if they are parked on the street. If you live in a residential parking district (near Bozeman High School or the MSU campus), you are required to purchase a $30 annual permit from the City of Bozeman.
  • Responsible Pet Ownership:
    • Dogs and cats must be licensed with the City of Bozeman for a one-time fee of up to $25.
    • Dogs must be on leash on streets, sidewalks, or other public spaces.
    • Check this list for off-leash dog parks and dog-free areas.
    • Clean up after your pet! It’s the law, and it keeps our rivers healthy, and our neighborhoods clean.
  • Noise: Be mindful of the impact on your neighbors of noise. For more info on what is prohibited, see the Bozeman Code of Ordinances.
  • Dumping bulky items: Leaving abandoned furnishings or garbage on the curb is prohibited. The City of Bozeman Solid Waste Division will come pick up bulky items such as couches, mattresses, desks etc for a fee of $10. During the month of May, MSU students can use this service for free!
  • Take out the trash and recycling! Request or cancel curbside garbage and recycling service from the City of Bozeman.

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Get Engaged

  • Is there an issue that you would like to see addressed in Bozeman City Code? Submit issues for consideration.
  • Want to know how decisions and policy get made in the City of Bozeman? Learn about your City Commissioners.
  • Consider joining Nextdoor.com, a site where you can keep track of what’s happening in the neighborhood from block parties hosted by your neighborhood association to neighborhood clean-up days and other City of Bozeman news and programs.

  • Join one of Bozeman’s 36 Citizen Advisory Boards! From sustainability, to mental health, to trails and open space, Bozeman residents serve on these volunteer boards to advise the Commission on advancing important topics through City projects, programs, and policy.