Bozeman Relocation Guide

Bozeman Relocation GuideIf you are considering relocating to Bozeman, Montana this article will serve as an excellent resource for you. The first step in the process of relocating to Bozeman is identifying what neighborhood and type of home is a good match. You can begin your search using our Bozeman Neighborhoods guide.

If you have questions you can contact one of our Bozeman Real Estate Agents to begin the process of gaining comprehensive market knowledge. After a short conversation we will be able to identify your parameters regarding price range, finished square footage, number of beds and baths, quality of finishes, lot size, views, garages, proximity to schools, and Bozeman’s shopping and dining options. We will email you listings in a variety of neighborhoods so that you have an opportunity to weigh the pros and cons of living in each of these locations.

The next step is scheduling a tour to view all of these neighborhoods and properties. You can expect a comprehensive tour of hand-selected properties that perfectly fit your parameters. You can expect a perfectly planned and executed personalized tour, where we narrow down, together, what’s really going to work for you, and just for you.

We have assembled the following information to help make your move to the Bozeman area easy.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Utilities

Water

  • City of Bozeman: 406-582-3200

Gas

  • Northwestern Energy: 888-467-2669

Electric

  • Northwestern Energy: 888-467-2669

Garbage

  • City of Bozeman: 406-582-3200
  • BFI Waste Management – 406-586-0606

Telephone

  • Qwest Communications – 800-244-1111

Cell

  • Cellular One
  • Verizon
  • Three Rivers Wireless

Cable TV Providers

  • Charter
  • CenturyLink
  • Montana Opticom
  • DirecTV
  • Dish

Schools

Bozeman’s schools are just one of the many reasons families choose to live here. The Bozeman School System has several top rated schools, both public schools, private schools, and a top rated land-grant University. Click the following links to view more information.

Transportation

Drivers License

Bozeman Drivers Exam Station
2005 Gilkerson Drive Suite B
406-587-0461

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.

Taxes

Montana Taxes

The Washington Post reported that Montana has the fairest tax system of all the states. Montana is one of five states, along with Delaware, Alaska, Oregon and New Hampshire, that don’t have a general sales tax. And no state is rated more fair in how it distributes its tax burden than Montana.

Montana relies on an individual income tax, which is a progressive income tax similar to the federal personal income tax. This is based on the net income of resident and non-resident individuals, fiduciaries, and beneficiaries of estates and trusts. Residents of Montana are taxed on income from all sources, regardless of where earned. Non-residents are taxed on income earned from any Montana sources. For additional information, contact the Department of Revenue (406) 444-3494.

Property Taxes

All property, except agricultural land, has an assessed value that is equal to its market value. Property is statutory classified for determining taxable value. For additional information, contact the Gallatin County Classification & Appraisal Office: (406) 582-3400


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