The Kalamazoo Area Building Authority processes all permit applications and inspections for the participating jurisdictions, allowing contractors to contact one location rather than multiple locations.

Currently, KABA serves three jurisdictions:

  • Comstock Township
  • Kalamazoo Township
  • City of Parchment

The State of Michigan has rescinded the formal interpretation pertaining to permit requirements for Re-Roofing and has remanded the decision to the individual jurisdictions. Due to this, Re-Roof permit requirements in Comstock Township, Kalamazoo Township, and The City of Parchment have been suspended pending further review by the jurisdictions.

For Public Notices and Holidays, please click on the Calendar link.

Effective April 20, 2017 the 2015 Michigan Building, Mechanical, Plumbing ,and Rehab codes take effect. If you do not have a copy of the new code addition, you can purchase it at For your convenience, you may also purchase Code books from the KABA office for the same price.

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 FAQs. Please contact KABA if you have any questions.

Recall Notice

There has been a recall issued for the Quantum ELM and ELM2 two-light emergency fixtures. Click here for more information.