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City of Bozeman - 406-582-3200
Northwestern Energy - 888-467-2669
Northwestern Energy - 888-467-2669
City of Bozeman - 406-582-3200
BFI Waste Management - 406-586-0606
Qwest Communications - 800-244-1111
Cellular One
Three Rivers Wireless
Cable TV:
Bresnan Communications - 800-823-6766
Internet Service Providers:

Post Office
5711 East Baxter Lane
32 East Babcock Street
Change of address form:

Drivers License
Bozeman Drivers Exam Station - 406-587-0461
2005 Gilkerson Drive Suite B (map)

New Residents
Individuals with out-of-state licenses who wish to obtain a Montana driver's license must apply for a Montana driver's license within 120 days of moving to the state if seeking a non-commercial driver's license and within 30 days if they need a commercial license.

They also may be required to pass written and driving tests, in addition to a vision test. However, driver examiners may, at their discretion, waive the written and driving tests for individuals who have in their possession a valid license issued by another state.

New Drivers
Individuals wishing to obtain a Montana driver's license must:
- be at least 15 years old and have completed a state-approved driver's education course or be at least 16 years old if they have not completed driver's ed
- provide parental consent if under the age of 18
- pass written, vision and driving tests

Individuals with a learner's license from another state can drive in Montana for 120 days with a licensed driver.

New drivers need to be familiar with the Montana Driver's Manual. The Office of Public Instruction makes an adapted/illustrated version of the Montana Driver's Manual (PDF) available.

Vehicle Title and Registration
Registration, tag and title services for cars, trucks, trailers & vessels. Specialty tags, refunds, and disability parking permits.

Gallatin County Treasurer - 311 West Main Street (room 104) - 406-582-3084

Register to Vote
To vote in Montana you must be:
- A U.S. citizen
- At least 18 years old
- A resident of Montana and of the county in which you intend to register to vote for at least 30 days before the election.

Eligible voters may register by completing a registration card at their county election office or by calling that office to request a mail-in registration card. They must be registered 30 days prior to an election.

Gallatin County Election Office - 311 West Main Street (room 103) - 406-582-3060

Pet Regulations
All dogs and cats over six months of age with the city limits of Bozeman, must be licensed annually. No licenses will be issues without proof of vaccination against rabies, or proof of neutering or spaying. Anyone owning three or more cats or three or more dogs must apply for a kennel license. (A combination of cats and dogs, such as 2 dogs and 1 cat, does not need a kennel license.) A kennel license is $50.00 per year.

The license fees are as follows:
   Neutered/Spayed $10.00
   Unaltered $25.00
   Neutered/Spayed $5.00
   Unaltered $10.00

Licenses are available for sale at City Hall, located at 411 East Main Street. Please call the City of Bozeman Licensing Clerk at 406-582-2327 for questions on pet or kennel licenses.

Bozeman Public Schools - 406-522-6001

Montana State University - 888-MSU-CATS

Bozeman Deaconess Hospital - 406-585-5000

Recycling Sites
The city of Bozeman maintains 7 recycling drop-off locations. Accepted materials are aluminum & steel cans, glass bottles & jars, newspaper, cardboard, magazines and plastic bottles.

Wal-Mart 1500 North 7th Avenue
Located at the south east corner of the store near the auto center. Accessible from the eastern most Oak St. entrance.

K-Mart Stores 1126 North 7th Avenue
Located on the south east side of the store just south of the auto service department. Accessible from Hemlock Street.

City Softball Complex Intersection of Highland Boulevard. & Ellis Street
Located in the parking lot at the south west corner of the intersection.

West Babcock Park 3450 West Babcock Street
Located immediately south of the "West Babcock Fields" sign at the entrance to the park.

MSU Parking Lot #1 West Harrison Street
Located just west of the South 8th Avenue & Harrison intersection. The north west corner of the parking lot on the south side of Langford Hall.

MSU Parking Lot #2 South 13th Avenue & College Street
Heading east on College, take a right into the parking lot immediately before you reach 13th Avenue. Bins are on the north west corner of the parking lot.

MSU Parking Lot #3 South 7th Avenue
Located across from the southern most MSU parking lot at the MSU Auto Shop Entrance.

For more information and a complete list of acceptable and unacceptable marerials, visit the City of Bozeman's Website.

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