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The Southwest Michigan Building Authority (SMBA) is a building permitting and inspection agency formed through an interlocal agreement between Oshtemo and Cooper charter townships.  Applications and plans for construction and trade permits should be submitted to SMBA for review.
Mailing Address:
Southwest Michigan Building Authority
7275  W Main St
Kalamazoo, MI 49009-8210
Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 8am to 5pm
Friday: 8am to 1pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Notice Board

[CODE UPDATE] 2018 Michigan Plumbing Code

The 2018 Michigan Plumbing Code has been adopted by the State of Michigan effective September 15, 2021. The Michigan Plumbing Code applies to non-residential occupancies. Residential requirements are contained in the Michigan Residential Code. To view a list of codes currently in effect, click here. To purchase a copy of

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Notice of Amended 2021 Holiday Schedule

As approved by the SMBA Board of Directors at the October 28th regular meeting, the 2021 Holiday Schedule is hereby amended as follows: SMBA offices shall be closed to the public from Monday, December 20, 2021 through Friday, December 24, 2021. SMBA offices will re-open on Monday, December 27th, 2021.

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New Requirement & Application Forms

In order to obtain compliance with MCL 125.1510(2), SMBA is requiring written proof of authorization to obtain a permit on behalf of a property owner.  This can be a signed contract for work, a power of attorney, or a letter of authorization. To facilitate this change, SMBA is releasing updated

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