COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Notice:

In accordance with Governor Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order 2020-21, all non-essential SMBA operations have been suspended. Regarding permits and inspections, the only work moving forward shall be of an emergency nature as determined by the building official.

Staff will continue to be available via phone, email, or our contact form during our normal business hours.
Our office will continue to be closed until further notice.

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The Southwest Michigan Building Authority (SMBA — Pronounced ‘simba’) provides building permitting and inspection services for our member jurisdictions:

  • Oshtemo Charter Township
  • Cooper Charter Township

Plans and/or applications for Oshtemo and Cooper Townships will be processed by the Southwest Michigan Building Authority (SMBA) and can be dropped off at the Oshtemo Township Office or Cooper Township Office.

For further information, please contact the SMBA office at 269-585-4150, Oshtemo Township at 269-375-4260, or Cooper Township at 269-382-0223

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