Kalamazoo Area Building Authority (KABA) was created and established as a joint Construction Code Authority, and is a separate legal entity governed by an Authority Board established under Section 7 of the Urban Cooperation Act. Currently KABA regulates and controls building construction within Comstock Township, Kalamazoo Township, City of Parchment, Pine Grove Township, Richland Township, and the Village of Richland and has the power to administer and enforce the State Construction Code within the boundaries of each such unit.

KABA is managed by a Board consisting of one elected representative from each of its jurisdictions and one member-at-large.

The staff and Board members are committed to ensuring the safety of citizens by enforcing the Michigan Construction Codes while providing expedient turnaround from permit application submittal to the final inspection.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide consistent building code administration and enforcement services for our member jurisdictions to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare of their residents. KABA ensures the necessary structural integrity, required means of egress facilities, sanitation, energy conservation, proper light and ventilation and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed to the building environment and provides safety to fire fighters and emergency responders during emergency operations.  The KABA staff takes great pride in providing these services in a prompt and courteous manner.


Note:  The mailing address is the same for all staff

Kalamazoo Area Building Authority, 2322 Nazareth Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Building Official
Mike Alwine

Office Coordinator
Penny Cassidy

Building Inspector
Steve Roy

Customer Service Coordinator
Erin Feist

Electrical Inspector
Doug Scott

Pine Grove Zoning
Village of Richland Zoning
Bear Priest

Mechanical and Plumbing Inspector
Terry Thatcher

Mechanical Inspector
Scott Paddock

Board of Directors

Comstock Township Representatives

Randy Thompson

Alternate Board Member
Terry McIver

Kalamazoo Township Representatives

Steve Leuty

Alternate Board Member
Lisa Mackie

Richland Township Representatives

Lysanne Harma

Alternate Board Member
Paul Foust

City of Parchment Representatives

Elected Board Member
Justin Mendoza

Alternate Board Member
Robin Madaras

Pine Grove Township Representative

Elected Board Member
Donna Hephner

Alternate Board Member
Jesse Richardson

Village of Richland Representative

Elected Board Member
Kim Lewis

Alternate Board Member
Gail Koporetz

At Large Board Member

Vik Bawa

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