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.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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:
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.
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.