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City of Bismarck
Community Development Department
Planning Division
Phone: 701-355-1840
FAX: 701-222-6450
TDD: 711
PO Box 5503
Bismarck, ND 58506-5503
planning@bismarcknd.gov
Last Revised: 1/1/2019
UNIFIED
DEVELOPMENT
APPLICATION
NOTE: APPLICATIONS ARE NOT COMPLETE UNTIL ALL REQUIRED SUBMITTALS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED
Application submitted for (check all that apply):
Preliminary Major Plat Final Major Plat Minor Plat Plat Vacation
Annexation Zoning Change PUD Zoning Change / PUD Amendment
Special Use Permit Variance Rural Lot Split (RR & RR5)
Fringe Area Road Master Plan Amendment Land Use Plan Amendment
Lot Modification Plat Modification
Lot Line Adjustment Street/Alley Vacation
Lot Split Easement Release
Lot Combination Non-Access Line Release
PROPERTY INFORMATION
Project Name:
Legal description:
(Lot, Block, Addition/Subdivision)
Street address of property:
Existing Zoning
Proposed Zoning:
Acreage: Number of Lots:
Brief description of development proposal,
including reason(s) for the request:
APPLICANT/DEVELOPER
Name:
Mailing Address:
PROPERTY OWNER (IF DIFFERENT THAN APPLICANT/DEVELOPER)
Name:
Mailing Address:
CONTACT PERSON/CONSULTANT (IF DIFFERENT THAN APPLICANT/DEVELOPER)
Name:
Mailing Address:
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CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION:
This application is an open record under NDCC 44-04 and will be available to the public for review. Telephone numbers
and electronic mail (e-mail) that are provided to the Community Development Department for the purpose of
communicating with an applicant are exempt from this requirement and are considered to be confidential/non-public
information.
This portion of the application must be completed, but it will be kept separate from the rest of the application and the
contact information contained herein will not be available to the public for review.
APPLICANT/DEVELOPER
Name:
Daytime Phone
Number:
E-mail:
PROPERTY OWNER (IF DIFFERENT THAN APPLICANT/DEVELOPER):
Name:
Daytime Phone
Number:
E-mail:
CONTACT PERSON/CONSULTANT (IF DIFFERENT THAN APPLICANT/DEVELOPER):
Name:
Daytime Phone
Number:
E-mail:
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This application is filed complete with the required information as outlined in the attached submission checklist. If a subdivision
plat application: because of scheduling and calendar considerations, your subdivision plat may not be finally approved
within 30 days as per NDCC Section 40-48-21. I hereby waive said requirements in return for expeditious consideration of
my application by the City. If an annexation application: the City will post legal notice of public hearing on behalf of the
applicant rather than the applicant as specified in NDCC Section 40-51.2-05. I understand the regulations of the Bismarck
Zoning Ordinance and the NDCC as they pertain to this request(s). I certify that all property owners have signed or ratified
this application. I hereby request favorable consideration of the above described development application.
________________________________________________________ ________________________________
(Applicant’s Signature) (Printed Name) (Date)
________________________________________________________ ________________________________
(Owner’s Signature, if different) (Printed Name) (Date)
________________________________________________________ ________________________________
(Additional Owner’s Signature, if applicable) (Printed Name) (Date)
________________________________________________________ ________________________________
(Additional Owner’s Signature, if applicable) (Printed Name) (Date)
VERIFICATION FOR PLAT MODIFICATION REQUESTS:
The oath of at least one petitioner is required for plat modification requests only
(vacation of street/alley, release of non-access line, or release of easement)
STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA )
: SS
COUNTY OF BURLEIGH )
On this ____day of _______________, 20___, before me, a notary public in and for said county and state, appeared
____________________________________, known to be personally to be the same person described in and whom
executed the above instrument, and severally acknowledged that he/she executed the same.
___________________________________
Notary Public
Burleigh County, State of North Dakota
Submission Deadlines:
The Planning and Zoning Commission regularly meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month. All development applications
except for variances, lot modifications and plat modifications are due at 12:00 noon on the Friday that is 33 calendar
days prior to the meeting.
The Board of Adjustment regularly meets on the first Thursday of each month. All development applications for variances are
due at 5:00 p.m. on the Monday that is 24 calendar days prior to the meeting.
The Board of City Commissioners regularly meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. All development
applications for plat modifications (street/alley vacation, non-access line release, easement release) are due at 5:00 p.m. on
the Tuesday that is 14 calendar days prior to the meeting.
Development applications for lot modifications are processed administratively and may be submitted at any time.
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THE FOLLOWING CHECKLIST MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED WITH THE APPLICATION FORM:
Applying for:
Preliminary Plat
District staff (urban residential subdivisions only):
Submitted
N/A
15 prints of plat, including all items listed on preliminary plat checklist
Preliminary plat checklist, completed by applicant
Fee of $750.00
Resubmittal fee of $50.00 (required with second resubmittal of the
preliminary plat)
8-1/2" x 11" paper reduction of the plat
Digital copies of the plat e-mailed to the City (in both .dwg and .pdf formats)
Approved stormwater management scoping sheet (SM04)
Area concept development plan
Identification of the source of water. If South Central Regional Water District
service is proposed in the ETA within two miles of the corporate limits, a rural
water agreement will be required.
Preliminary municipal utility servicing plan (2 copies) (if within/adjacent to city
limits)
Identification of undevelopable land, if any
Roadway profiles (if ghost platting within USAB only) - 3 of existing elevation
(centerline & 50 feet beyond right-of-way lines) & 2 of centerlines of
proposed designs (both urban & rural)
Written justification for use of cul-de-sacs, if applicable
Written justification for use of private roadways, if applicable
Waiver request form (if any waivers from submittal or subdivision
requirements) - requests from submittal requirements must be signed by the
department granting the waiver prior to the plat being submitted
Statement of intent to provide neighborhood parks and
open space, or a copy of a waiver from the Director of the
Bismarck Parks and Recreation District
(urban residential subdivisions only)
CITY SUBMISSION CHECKLIST
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Major Subdivision
Final Plat
Planning & Zoning Commission tentative approval date:
Submitted
N/A
15 prints of plat, including all items listed on final plat checklist
Final & minor plat checklist, completed by applicant
Fee of $1250.00
Resubmittal fee of $50.00 (required with second resubmittal of the final plat)
8-1/2" x 11" paper reduction of the plat
Digital copies of the plat e-mailed to the City (in both .dwg & .pdf formats)
Copy of the conditional approval letter for the post-construction stormwater
management permit (PCSMP)
Either a copy of a current title insurance policy, running to the benefit of the
City of Bismarck, or a current attorney's opinion of ownership and including a
list of all easement owners (prepared within the past 6 months)
Master plans for future extension of municipal water & sewer (if ghost
platting within USAB)
Road grading plans (if ghost platting within USAB) - both urban and rural
Plat note on rural water service lines installed to City standards (if ETA and
within two miles of the corporate limits)
Copy of draft agreement for neighborhood park(s) within the subdivision, as
prepared by and agreed to by the Bismarck Parks and Recreation District
(urban residential subdivisions only)
Minor
Subdivision
Final Plat
Required pre-application meeting date:
Submitted
N/A
15 prints of plat, including all items listed on final plat checklist
Final & minor plat checklist, completed by applicant
Fee of $1350.00
Resubmittal fee of $50.00 (required with second resubmittal of the minor
plat)
8-1/2" x 11" paper reduction of the plat
Digital copies of the plat e-mailed to the City (in both .dwg & .pdf formats)
Completed stormwater management scoping sheet (SM04)
(Copy of the conditional approval letter for the post-construction stormwater
management permit (PCSMP) is required prior to a public hearing being
scheduled)
Either a copy of a current title insurance policy, running to the benefit of the
City of Bismarck, or a current attorney's opinion of ownership and including a
list of all easement owners (prepared within the past 6 months)
Written justification for the use of private roadways, if applicable
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Plat Vacation
Submitted
N/A
Fee of $1000.00
Map of property to be vacated
Legal description of property to be vacated
Annexation/
Detachment
Submitted
N/A
Fee of $500.00
Map of property to be annexed/detached
Description of exact location and area of annexation/detachment
Zoning Change
Submitted
N/A
Fee of $1000.00
Map of property to be rezoned
Description of zoning change by legal description, if multiple districts
requested
PUD Zoning
Change or
Amendment
Submitted
N/A
Fee of $1100.00 (zoning change to PUD) or $900.00 (major PUD
amendment)
Architectural drawings
One (1) print of the site plan, at not less than 1" = 100' scale
8-1/2 " x 11" paper reduction of the site plan
Written statement
Fringe Area Road
Master Plan
(FARMP)
Amendment
Submitted
N/A
Fee of $1000.00 (if not submitted in conjunction with plat)
Written justification outlining need for Fringe Area Road Master Plan
amendment
Map of proposed FARMP amendment showing entire section of land, existing
and proposed subdivision(s), and proposed modification of roadways, drawn
to scale (no larger than 11" x 17"), with dimensions and a scale bar
Future Land Use
Plan (FLUP)
Amendment
Submitted
N/A
Fee of $1000.00 (if not submitted in conjunction with zoning change)
Written justification outlining need for Future Land Use Plan amendment
Map of proposed FLUP amendment showing entire section of land, existing
and proposed subdivision(s), and proposed modification of land use
classifications, drawn to scale (no larger than 11" x 17"), with dimensions and
a scale bar
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Special Use
Submitted
N/A
Fee of $550.00
3 prints of site plan, at not less than 1" = 20' scale
8-1/2 " x 11" paper reduction of the site plan
Photograph of the building (moving building only)
Building inspection report (moving building and child care center only)
Variance
Submitted
N/A
Fee of $400.00
Site plan, drawn to scale (no larger than 11" x 17"), with dimensions
Elevation of proposed structure(s), if required
Written statement of hardship, completed by applicant
(separate form that must be completed for variances)
Rural Residential
Lot Split
(for lots in RR or
RR5 only)
Submitted
N/A
Fee of $550.00
Exhibit showing how parcel is to be modified, including dimensions and a
scale bar - does not need to be stamped and signed by a Registered Land
Surveyor, but may require irregular plat if approved
Legal description of lot(s), both existing and proposed, with square footage -
does not need to be stamped and signed by a Registered Land Surveyor, but
may require irregular plat if approved
Lot Modification
(all modifications
except lot splits in
RR & RR5)
Submitted
N/A
Fee of $100.00
A sketch of the proposed modification with all existing buildings or structures
on the property and setbacks from existing or proposed parcel boundaries
and a scale bar- stamped and signed by a Registered Land Surveyor if lot
split or lot line adjustment (not required for lot combination)
Legal description(s) of the existing lot(s) and/or parcel(s)
Legal description(s) of the resulting lot(s) and/or parcel(s)
Plat Modification
(street/alley
vacation, non-
access line release
or easement
release)
Submitted
N/A
Fee of $450.00 (street/alley vacation)
Fee of $300.00 (non-access line release)
Fee of $300.00 (easement release)
Exhibit showing location of request
Letters of consent from utility companies (street/alley vacation & easement
release)
Letter of consent from City Engineer (water, sanitary, drainage and
stormwater)
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