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  Many of these chapters are out of date and need to be brought into compliance with newly passed legislation by the state of North Dakota.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

January 3, 2022
7:00 pm





The Planning and Zoning Commission met on January 3, 2022, at Bowman City Hall at 7:00 pm to review a re-plat map for Steve Beylund.


Attendees:  President Ryan Shear, Pam Fisher, Jory Reisenauer, Dave Mosbrucker, Bryan Clendenen, and Peggy Allen.


President Shear called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.


Motion by Fisher, second by Reisenauer to approve the agenda.  All in favor, motion carried.  Motion by Reisenauer, second by Clendenen to approve the 9/27/21 meeting minutes.  All in

favor, motion carried.


New Business


Beylund Re-Plat Map:  Steve Beylund is subdividing his property by Pifer’s Auction.  The zoning isn’t being requested to be changed, the land is being subdivided so Pifer’s Auction can buy some of it.  If they want to build anything, Pifer’s would need to change the zoning.


Motion by Mosbrucker, second by Reisenauer to approve Steve Beylund’s re-platted map.  All in favor, motion carried.


Old Business


Vacant Board Position:  No board members had any new ideas for someone to fill the position so we will put an ad in the newspaper.


Zoning Code Enforcement Officer Job Description:  The board read over what McGee had typed up and they liked the job description, will add the paragraph that Shear had for a job summary, add that this person needs to stay current on their training and take any training as it becomes available, and they are responsible to perform any other duties designated by the board.

Motion by Mosbrucker, second by Reisenauer to adjourn the meeting at 7:25 pm.


Ryan Shear, Commissioner, President

Bryan Clendenen, Commissioner, Secretary

David Mosbrucker, Commissioner

Pam Fisher, Commissioner

Jory Reisenauer, Commissioner




FOR JANUARY 17, 2022 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. Gooseneck Implement Plat Map

Old Business:

  1. Vacant Board Seat Update
  2. Zoning Code Enforcer Job Description





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:


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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12:30pm – 4:30pm MT
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(Closed on Legal Holidays)