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 the 2018 Michigan Plumbing Code from the International Code Council website, click here.

To purchase a copy of the 2018 Michigan Plumbing Code through SMBA to leverage our members-only discounted pricing, please click here to contact us regarding your request.

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.

Public Notice of Regular Board Meetings to be held in 2022


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Directors of the Southwest Michigan Building Authority will conduct a regular meeting on the 4th Thursday of every month commencing at 8:30am (unless otherwise noted with an “*” below).
Pending any changes to applicable Michigan law pertaining to virtual meeting attendance by Board members relating to COVID-19, the following meetings shall occur in-person at the Oshtemo Township Hall located at 7275 W MAIN ST,
KALAMAZOO MI 49009. Unless otherwise noticed, there will be no remote / hybrid component available to the public.

The meetings will take place in either the Public Meeting Room, or the North Conference Room; signage shall be posted on the day of the meeting directing the public to the appropriate space.

The public can contact members of the SMBA Board to provide public comments or ask questions prior to the start of a public meeting by contacting the Board Secretary via email at, or by phone at 269-585-4154.

Meeting Dates:

  • January 27, 2022
  • February 24, 2022
  • March 24, 2022
  • April 28, 2022
  • May 26, 2022
  • June 23, 2022
  • July 28, 2022
  • August 25, 2022
  • September 22, 2022
  • October 27, 2022
  • *November 17, 2022
  • *December 15, 2022

Agenda & Packet Information:
The agenda and board packet will be posted online at at least two hours prior to the start of each meeting. Hard copies will be made available to members of the public upon request.

The Southwest Michigan Building Authority will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as
signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting, to
individuals with disabilities at the meeting upon request and with reasonable notice. Individuals with disabilities
requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Authority.


Southwest Michigan Building Authority Offices
Located within the Oshtemo Charter Township Hall
7275 W Main St
Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Date of Posting: 2021-10-28

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 revisions for our application forms.  The updated forms can be found on the applications & forms page.

We will be allowing some flexibility for a couple of weeks as a transition period, but after that time we will be rejecting incomplete applications.  Please contact our office via phone, email, or our contact form with any questions.  Thank you!

[SOLD] Truck for Sale!


SMBA is seeking sealed bids for the purchase of a 2001 Chevrolet S10.  Click here for the print information packet.

Vehicle Information:
2001 Chevrolet S10 Base / LS / ZR2, Extended Cab 2D, 4.3L V6 CPI
VIN: 1GCCT19W918202887
Odometer (as of 8/27): 099522

Bidding Information:
Reserve Price: $2,000
Bids Accepted Between: Sep. 1, 2020 and close of business on Sep. 30, 2020
Bids Opened: Oct. 1 @ 9am
Due to COVID, we are unable to allow interested parties to observe the bids being opened in person, but we have provided a Zoom meeting link (below) for those who are interested.
Zoom Link:
Zoom Passcode: truck
Zoom Call-in Number: +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Bids must be in a sealed envelope and marked “Bid to be opened October 1st, 2020 for 2001 Chevrolet S10.”
Your bid must include your full legal name, address (including street, city, state, and zip code), the amount of your bid, and your preferred contact information (phone, email, etc.).
Sealed Bid Example Letter

Sale Terms:
Payment: Cash or Cashier’s Check only.  No personal checks will be accepted.
Time: Sale must be finalized by close of business on Oct. 5, or the sale will be awarded to the next highest bid.

SMBA is aware of the following service required for the vehicle:
– The fuel pump needs to be replaced.
– New tires will be needed in the near future (your discretion).
– Vehicle will be de-lettered & interior detailed by the end of the bidding period.

The vehicle will be available for in-person inspection by appointment only between the hours of 1pm and 2pm on the following dates: 9/4, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25. To schedule an appointment, please contact Kyle at 269-585-4154.


SMBA Drop Box!

SMBA has finally installed our own drop box, separate from Oshtemo Township’s.
The new drop box is located in the same area as the Oshtemo one, and can be used for applications, payments, etc.
It will be checked multiple times throughout the day.

Commercial Building Plans

Effective March 1st, 2018, SMBA will begin actively enforcing its existing requirement to provide three hard copies of plans with COMMERCIAL BUILDING applications.  Recently, we have only been receiving two copies.  If three copies are not provided, we will be charging for the cost of plan duplication.  The rates, which are available on our fee schedule, are as follows:

Electronic Copies
18×24 $6 per Page
24×36 $7 per Page
36×48 $9 per Page

Jerry Reitenour
SMBA Building Official

Code Changes for 2017

Any applications received on or after the following Effective Dates will follow the the new 2015 Codes.

Any applications that are received prior to the Effective Dates will continue to follow the 2009 Codes.

CODE                                                                                                                     EFFECTIVE DATE

2015 Michigan Building Code                                                                               April 20, 2017

2015 Michigan Rehabilitation Code                                                                     April 20, 2017

2015 Michigan Mechanical Code (including int’l fuel gas code)                       April 12, 2017

2015 Michigan Plumbing Code                                                                              April 20, 2017

2015 Int’l Property Maintenance Code                                                                April 20, 2017

2017 Dates Office Closed

  • New Years – Monday, January 2
  • Martin Luther King Day – Monday, January 16
  • President’s Day – Monday February 20
  • Memorial Day – Monday, May 29
  • Floating Holiday – Monday, July 3
  • Independence Day – Tuesday, July 4
  • Labor Day – Monday, September 4
  • Veterans Day – Friday, November 10
  • Thanksgiving – Thursday and Friday, November 23 & 24
  • Christmas – Friday and Monday, December 22 & 25
  • New Years Day – Monday, January 1, 2018


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