Monday, August 03, 2015

News & Updates

Public Meeting Notice

The next regularly scheduled meeting will be Thursday,
August 6, 2015 at Comstock Township Hall
(6138 King Highway, Kalamazoo, MI  49048) @ 2:00 p.m.

Important Information Regarding Temporary Certificate of Occupancy

On Monday, October 13, 2014, the KABA Board of Directors approved a policy regarding the issuance of a Residential Temporary Certificate of 
Occupancy.  The policy can be found in the FAQ's tab (located on the left side).  Please contact KABA if you have any questions.

 Have a Building Related Question?
Be sure to click on the FAQ tab to the left.  You'll find valuable information regarding permit questions, pool barriers, what inspections are needed, the codes currently being used, and much more.  Don't see something you need?  Please feel free to call us at the numbers listed below.

 Recall Notice

There has been a recall issued for the Quantum ELM and ELM2 two-light emergency fixtures.  Please click on the following link for more information.



KABA is now accepting online permit applications and inspection requests. You will find the link to our AccessMyGov site under the "Online Permit" or "Online Inspections" tabs. Please contact KABA if you have any questions.

ATTENTION:  KABA now offers Zoning/Planning and Ordinance Enforcement for any Township requiring those services - please inquire! 




Kalamazoo Area Building Authority named a recipient of a Southwest Michigan First Catalyst Award in the COLLABORATION Category.

Southwest Michigan First recognized the Kalamazoo Area Building Authority (KABA) for contributions that moved our region and people toward greatness. Those who exemplified the ability to inspire others to lead, the desire to collaborate for greater good, and the innate drive to make our communities worthy of generations to come were recipients of the Community Partner of the Year awards. KABA was honored for their dedication to making the local community a better place to live, work, play, and innovate in the category of COLLABORATION. Each award winner was presented with the Catalyst, a beautiful hand blown glass sculpture created for the event by local artist Judith Konesni of Tidal Wave Glass. This award is a symbol of the commitment to excellence demonstrated by each of this year’s winners.


The Kalamazoo Area Building Authority (KABA) approved a revised standard meeting date of the first Thursday of each month, subject to agenda items of business. 


Below is a list of the meeting dates for 2015: 


Meeting Date

Host Township


Meeting Date

Host Township






January 8, 2015 **



July 9, 2015 **


February 5, 2015



August 6, 2015


March 5, 2015



September 10, 2015


April 9, 2015 **



October 8, 2015  **


May 7, 2015



November 5, 2015


June 4, 2015



December 3, 2015


** Quarterly Administrative Meetingswill begin at 1:00 p.m.

Meetings will begin at 2:00 pm at the host township office. 

Township office addresses are:

Comstock Township - 6138 King Highway, Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Cooper Township - 1590 West "D" Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Kalamazoo Township - 1720 North Riverview Dr., Kalamazoo, MI 49004

Oshtemo Township - 7275 West Main St., Kalamazoo, MI 49009


Oshtemo Township closes at 1:00 pm on Fridays, but the KABA Office will continue to operate normal business hours (8:00 am - 5:00 pm). If you have KABA business to carry out on Fridays, please consider the following options:

1) Attempt to carry out your business prior to 1:00 pm on Fridays.

2) If it's after 1:00 pm, you will need to use the employee entrance (the side door to the left of the main entrance).

3) If you'd like to set up an appointment with our Building Official for Friday afternoon, please contact Tracy Fricke at (269) 216-9643 or Kerrie LeClercq at (269) 216-9862 to schedule an appointment.

We greatly appreciate your patience and cooperation!

Building Authority Information


 7275 West Main St. 
              Kalamazoo, MI 49009             
Phone: (269) 216-9643
            (269) 216-9511
   Fax:   (269) 250-9078 



P.O. Box 292
Oshtemo, MI 49077