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Planning & Zoning


Zoning Office (701) 523-7627 
City Hall (701) 523-3309
Cell (775) 813-0306
FAX: (775) 523-5716

101 1st ST NE
PO Box 12
Bowman, ND 58623

Tuesday - 8:30am to 4:30pm
Wednesday - 8:30am to 3:00pm


Office (New) Hours

 Effective Monday, September 11th, 2017

City Hall Zoning Office Hours:


Monday and Tuesday:   8:30a-4:30p

Reachable by Phone:


Thursdays:  8:00a-12:00p


Bowman City Planning and Zoning

Cheryl Ryan, AICP, Planning and Zoning Director

Welcome to the City of Bowman Planning and Zoning web page.  This site provides access to Bowman’s Land Development Code, the Comprehensive and Transportation Plan, applications for development requests, and the agendas and minutes of the Planning and Zoning Commission meetings.  Should you need any assistance with these documents, please stop by my office or call one of the numbers under the contact information at the left of this page.

Planning and Zoning Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Planning and Zoning Commission and Planning and Zoning Administrator to protect and promote the health, safety and general welfare of all citizens and neighborhoods of the City of Bowman through the professional administration and equitable enforcement of the City of Bowman’s zoning code and ordinances.  Similarly, it is also the Commission and Administrator’s mission to simultaneously maintain an atmosphere for business and industry to thrive by assisting developers and businesses in achieving compliance with the laws and policies adopted by the Bowman Planning and Zoning Commission, City Commission and those of the state and federal legislatures.

March 22, 2017

At the March 21, 2017 City Commission meeting, the Commission held a public hearing on the review of the final amendments to the “Land Development Code” (or more popularly known as “Chapter 6 Zoning Ordinances”).  After due consideration of the updates brought forward to the City Commission by the Planning and Zoning Commission, the final draft was unanimously approved 5-0.  The new amendments take effect immediately.  The updates include expansion of the definitions section, expansion of the uses allowed in each zoning district, the creation of new zoning districts, the inclusion of new design standards for development, and the refinement of the roles and responsibilities of city staff when implementing the Land Development Code.


Work will soon begin on the remainder of the chapters of the city’s municipal code.  Many of these chapters are out of date and need to be brought into compliance with newly passed legislation by the state of North Dakota.  The public is invited to attend all hearings related to this task.  If you have any questions, please call Cheryl Ryan at 523-7627 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, or 775-813-0306 for the rest of the week.     


City of Bowman Zoning

Office (New) Hours

Effective Monday, September 11th, 2017

City Hall Zoning Office Hours:


Monday and Tuesday:   8:30a-4:30p


Reachable by Phone:


Thursdays:  8:00a-12:00p


City Planning & Zoning Minutes

November 30, -0001

City of Bowman Minutes of the Planning

And Zoning Commission Meeting


City Planning & Zoning Agenda

January 23, 2018
5:30 pm

If you have any questions regarding this agenda, please call 701-523-7627 
Cheryl Ryan, AICP, Zoning Director
Bowman City Hall
101 First Street Northeast
Bowman, ND 58623


Darwin Wilke, President, Commissioner

Barry Mason, Commissioner

Warren Flath, Commissioner

Ryan Shear, Commissioner

Bryan Clendenen, Commissioner

Benjamin Schaaf, Commissioner


FOR January 23rd, 2018 Click HERE


*Items on the agenda may be taken out of order to reduce the public’s wait time for public hearing items.

City Planning & Zoning Board

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