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Retirement Administration

The City of Kalamazoo's Retirement System consists of two plans: Pension and Deferred Compensation. 
 
The Pension Plan is responsible for providing retirement allowances for eligible employees. The plan's objective is to accumulate a pool of assets sufficient to meet the obligations of the system at the lowest possible cost to the City. 
 
The Deferred Compensation Plan's objective is to enhance the retirement benefit for retired employees by means of wage/salary deferrals and investments under Section 457 of the Internal Revenue Code. 

Here are links to various Pension Plan documents in PDF format:

 
View the icon Employee Pension Handbook to learn about the City of Kalamazoo Retirement Plans.
 
View the Summary Annual Reports
 
View the annual Actuarial Valuation Reports
 
 
Visit Your 457 Deferred Compensation Plan Website:
 
Contact: Kevin Kilpatrick
(800) 735-7202 ex. 5974
Contact: Brian Wanless
(877) 677-3678 ex. 65656
 

Purchasing

Melissa Fuller, Deputy Director of Management Services /                        Purchasing Agent

The Purchasing Division is comprised of Purchasing and Mail Services.

Purchasing provides assistance to City divisions for the cost effective and efficient purchase of goods and services as well as the disposition of surplus property. It is responsible for the coordination of special programs such as outreach to Minority and Women Business Enterprises, prevailing wage compliance, vendor relations, auction of surplus property, and state cooperative purchasing.

To review the projects currently out for bid, go to Bid Opportunities.

To be placed on the City's bidders list, go to Bidders List Program.

To learn all about the process of being a vendor to the city, please go to How to do Business with the City.

Minority Business Enterprises/Women-Owned Business Enterprise Directory

The Minority Business Enterprises/Women-Owned Business Enterprise Directory shows a list of businesses in Kalamazoo that are owned by minorities or women.

Use your browser's 'Find' command to locate a name or type of business. The businesses are ordered alphabetically by Type of Business.

Surplus Property Auctions  

Once a year the City and other governmental units join together to auction surplus property and items seized in criminal and civil cases.  For information on the next auction, go to Auctions.

The city also sometimes offers surplus property for sale at the Internet auction site PublicSurplus.com.

Contact

For more information about the Purchasing Department, call us Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at (269) 337-8020 or send us an email at: cokpurchasing@kalamazoocity.org.

City Treasurer

Kelli Steinman, City Treasurer

Andrew Falkenberg, Assistant City Assessor/Treasurer

What you can do at the City Treasurer's office:

  • Pay water/sewer bills 
  • Start or stop water service 
  • Pay current property tax bills 
  • Pay delinquent personal property (business equipment) taxes 
  • Pay miscellaneous invoices due the city
  • Obtain city tax certificate in order to record deeds and land contracts
The City Treasurer Division is responsible for the collection, deposit and investment of monies due to the city and the management and prudent investment of idle funds.
 

To pay city bills ONLINE, click here.

 
 
 
 
 

State of Michigan Property-Related Forms Available Below:

 
 
 

Contact

For more information about the City Treasurer's Office, call us Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at  
(269) 337-8036 or send us an email at: coktreasurer@kalamazoocity.org.

City Assessor

Aaron P. Powers, City Assessor

Andrew Falkenberg, Assistant City Assessor/Treasurer

The Assessor's Office is responsible for performing and maintaining property assessments for the equitable distribution of the property tax burden under the current law.  The office compiles special assessment rolls, administers the Board of Review and maintains ownership records for the City of Kalamazoo for both real and personal property.  The Assessing office also maintains property descriptions and maps for taxing purposes.   Assessing provides the City Treasurer with taxable value on all City properties; these values are used to produce annual tax bills. 

Link to City of Kalamazoo Assessing and Tax Database (BS&A website)

The property data is hosted on the BS&A Software Inc. website and is a representation of the City of Kalamazoo's assessment and tax records. This information is generally current, but users may wish to verify the information with the public primary sources.  

Information available in this database:

  • Assessed value of any house or building in Kalamazoo
  • Market Value
  • Year Built
  • Square Footage
  • Legal Description
  • Land Parcel Size
  • Previous Owner
After clicking the above link, input the property address, parcel number or owner's name to obtain the desired information.
 
The City of Kalamazoo assumes no liability for the information contained on this site.
 

Contacts:

For verification of assessment information, please contact the Assessor's Office at (269) 337-8011.
For Tax billing information, please contact the Treasurer's office at (269) 337-8036.
For zoning information, please call Zoning at (269) 337-8044.  

Click here to search on the City's historic property record cards 

Here are links to helpful information and tools about property taxes:

City of Kalamazoo Property Tax Forms and Reports: 

 

Board of Review Notice 

The Board of Review for the City of Kalamazoo will be hearing 2017 property assessment protests each weekday beginning March 8, 2017, and continuing as needed through March 17, generally starting at 9:00am. Meetings will be held at Kalamazoo City Hall, 241 W. South Street. All protests in person will be heard BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, and the deadline to schedule an appointment is March 3, 2017. Protests may also be made to the Board in writing,  but must  be RECEIVED by March 16,  2017.

Assessments have been adjusted to result in an anticipated State Equalized Value Multiplier of 1.0000 for all classes of property. The Tentative State Equalization Multipliers and Equalization Ratios, as determined by the Kalamazoo County Equalization Department, prior to the above-mentioned adjustments were as follows: 

Class Multiplier Ratio
Commercial 1.12791 44.33%
Industrial 1.03563 48.28%
Residential 1.04691 47.76%
Personal 1.0000 50.00%

 

Aaron P. Powers, Board of Review Secretary
City of Kalamazoo
241 W. South Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

State of Michigan Property Tax Forms and Information: 

Links to other sites of interest: 

BS&A Public Site (Assessing/tax info for other Michigan jurisdictions) 

 

Budget & Accounting Division

The Budget & Accounting Division is responsible for the administration and control of the City's various financial operations, ensuring the securing and proper disbursement of funds in accordance with budgetary and legal requirements. 

 

Finance Division

The Finance Division is responsible for accounts payable, pension, and other financial statement information can be obtained from this office. This office also prepares the paperwork for the issuing of all checks, including payroll.

 

Contact 

For more information about the Budget & Accounting or Finance Divisions, call us Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and
5 p.m. at (269) 337-8457 to leave a voicemail message or send us an email at:  cokfinance@kalamazoocity.org.  
 

To View City Budgets, Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFR's) and City Financial Reports, Click Here