Planning & Zoning

Bowman City Planning and Zoning


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  Many of these chapters are out of date and need to be brought into compliance with newly passed legislation by the state of North Dakota.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 Bowman City Hall at 701-523-3309.

City Planning & Zoning Minutes

May 11, 2021
5:30 pm



MAY 11, 2021 at 5:30 PM

The Bowman Planning and Zoning Commission met at Bowman City Hall on May 11, 2021 at 5:30 pm.

Attendees:  Ryan Shear, David Mosbrucker, Pam Fisher, Bryan Clendenen, Jory Reisenauer, and Peggy Allen.  Absent:  Stacy McGee

President Shear called the meeting to order at 5:30 pm. Motion by Reisenauer, second by Mosbrucker to approve minutes.   All in favor, motion carried.

House Permit:

Allen presented an application for a house permit in the Roen First Addition Block 2, lots 1, 2, 19 and 20 also known as 1006 3rd Ave NE.  The Hafner house will be built by Cashway Building Center.  The proposed setbacks are within the normal setbacks.  Motion by Mosbrucker, second by Reisenauer to approve the application for a permit.  All in favor, motion carried.

Zoning Commission Resignation:

Warren Flath has resigned from the board and we need some ideas for candidates with construction background to approach to fill the vacant position.  If anyone has any ideas, please give the names to Shear or Allen.

President Shear adjourned the meeting at 5:43 pm.

If you have any questions regarding this agenda, please call 701-523-3309

Planning & Zoning Director

Bowman City Hall

PO Box 12

101 First Street Northeast

Bowman, ND 58623




Ryan Shear, Commissioner, President

Warren Flath, Commissioner

Bryan Clendenen, Commissioner, Secretary

David Mosbrucker, Commissioner

Pam Fisher, Commissioner

Jory Reisenauer, Commissioner




FOR May 11, 2021 AT 5:30 PM


Time certain at 5:30 p.m. in the conference room at the

City Hall Building located at 101 First Street Northeast

Call to Order:

  1. Minutes

New Business:       

  1. Weston and Caitlin Hafner House Permit
  2. Warren Flath Resignation, Fill Vacant Seat

Old Business:




Planning and Zoning Board Meetings

The Bowman Planning and Zoning board meets on an as needed basis for public hearings and general discussion on projects. If you would like to go before the board, please contact the City Hall office at 701-523-3309 and a meeting can be scheduled.

 Zoning Board


Ryan Shear – President

PO Box 83                                         Phone:  458-0101 W         440-0222 Cell

Bowman ND 58623                       Email:

Dave Mosbrucker – Vice President

17 7th Ave NW                                 Phone:  523-6988 Cell

Bowman ND 58623                       Email:

Jory Reisenauer

PO Box 162                                      Phone:  206-1008 Cell

Bowman ND 58623                       Email:

Pam Fischer

PO Box 1194                                    Phone:  523-3836 H          206-0053 Cell

Bowman ND 58623                       Email:

Warren Flath 

PO Box 184                                      Phone:  523-5982 H          523-2308 Cell

Bowman ND 58623                       Email:

Bryan Clendenen – Secretary

PO Box 305                                      Phone:  523-3953 W   523-6775 Cell

Bowman ND 58623                       Email:



Zoning Office (701) 523-3309
FAX: (701) 523-5716

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



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