Building Permit Application

Applicant must complete all sections of the application, including the checklist at the very end of this form.

(Note: Separate applications and permits must be pulled for electrical, mechanical, and plumbing work being done.)

Project Information

Identification

Applicant

Owner/Lessee

Architect/Engineer

Contractor/Licensee

Dimensions

Floor Areas

BASEMENT

FIRST FLOOR

SECOND FLOOR

GARAGE

Setbacks

Instructions

  • No work shall be started until a permit has been obtained, and work shall not be concealed until it has been inspected.
  • When ready for an inspection, call KABA providing a 24 hour notice. KABA will need the job location and/or the permit number.
  • A permit remains valid as long as work is progressing and inspections are requested and conducted. A permit shall become invalid if the authorized work is not commenced within 180 days after issuance of the permit or if the authorized work is suspended or abandoned for a period of 180 days. A permit will be closed when no inspections are requested and conducted within 180 days of the date of issuance or the date of the previous inspection. Closed permits cannot be refunded.
  • $50 of the permit fee is non-refundable for cancelled permits.
  • “As Built” plans are required before a Certificate of Occupancy is issued for all Commercial projects and any Residential projects that have had changes made to the original drawings.
  • One (1) courtesy re-inspection per type with a $55 fee for every re-inspection.

Section 23a of the State Construction Code Act of 1972, 1972 PA 230, MCL 125.1523A, prohibits a person from conspiring to circumvent the licensing requirements of this state relating to persons who are to perform work on a residential building or a residential structure. Violators of Section 23a are subjected to civil fines.

I hereby certify that the proposed work is authorized by the owner of record and that I have been authorized by the owner to make this application as his/her authorized agent. We agree to comply with all applicable ordinances of the local jurisdiction where this property is located and laws of the State of Michigan and that KABA shall not be liable for any damages resulting therefrom.

WITH MY SIGNATURE BELOW, I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT THE PROPOSED PROJECT WILL ADHERE TO ALL REQUIREMENTS OF THE CURRENT MICHIGAN BUILDING CODE.

Enter your name here, which is considered your signature on this Application
Your Building Permit Application will not be complete until we've received your online Application, and all required documents per the following checklist.

These may be submitted using on of these transmittal methods:

  1. Scan it and e-mail to permits@kaba-mi.org.
  2. Scan it and upload it using the File Upload box to the right.
  3. Scan it and fax to 269.250.9078. Mark it "Attention: Permits."
  4. Mail to: Kalamazoo Area Building Authority, Attn: Permits, 2322 Nazareth Rd., Kalamazoo, MI 49048.

Site or Plot Plan—To be completed by Applicant

Your next step is to provide a Site or Plot Plan representation as a separate document (download here), which must include all proposed building extensions or projects. Include current buildings and notate the setbacks plus the direction of North within the circle

Building Permit Checklist

Checklists—Be sure you're including everything listed for your project:
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