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Please note: Users of this City of Kalamazoo application should verify the information with the public primary sources. For verification of:

Assessment information, please contact the Assessor's Office at (269) 337-8011

Zoning information, please call (269) 337-8044

Tax or Invoice information, please call the Treasury Division at (269) 337-8036

Utility Bill data, please call the City of Kalamazoo Public Services Customer Service at (269) 337-8809

Rental Registration information, please call (269) 337-8026

The City of Kalamazoo assumes no legal liability for the information contained on this site.

Click here to access the city's Property Search, Tax Billing, Utility Billing, Invoicing, and Rental Information Database.

Online Bill Pay

The City of Kalamazoo is pleased to offer its customers an alternative way to pay water/sewer, property tax, and miscellaneous bills. This service is provided through a respected major third-party payment processor (Point & Pay), and is a safe and reliable way to pay your city bills online. A convenience fee (3%, with a minimum being $2.00) will be charged for the use of a debit or credit card.  Electronic checks will be charged a flat fee of $3.00 for payments ups to $10,000.  A flat fee of $10 will be charges for any electronic check over $10,000.  Point & Pay will collect the convenience fee.

What city bills can I pay?

You can pay your water/sewer bill, your current property tax bill, and other bills you receive from the City Treasurer.

How can I pay?

Online – You can pay by authorizing us to charge your checking account, or by using your debit/credit card issued by VISA, MasterCard or Discover Card.

Pay by Phone – You can pay using your phone by calling 866-273-5523 and authorizing a charge to your checking account, or by using your debit/credit card issued by VISA, MasterCard or Discover Card. You will need your parcel number (for tax), Account ID (for water/sewer), Invoice number (for miscellaneous receivables).

Pay by USPS Mail – Make checks payable to: Kalamazoo City Treasurer.  
  Mail to:  City of Kalamazoo, Treasurer's Office, 241 W. South Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
 

If your water bill is PAST DUE and you have received a recent shut off notice and you wish to make an online or phone system payment, please note the following: 

   First – Make your payment  
  • Your payment can be made online by selecting the web link below.
  • You may also use the automated phone system to make your payment by calling 866-273-5523.
  • Online or phone system payments made today will be processed on the next business day.
   Second – Contact a City Treasurer Cusomer Service Agent

Please call (269) 337-8149 to speak to a customer service agent to inform them that a payment has been made.  Online payments do not show in our system until the next business day.  The customer service agent will note your account and review the online report for pending payments as of 4:30 pm.

How can I make a payment to the City of Kalamazoo?  What are the fees? 

  Location (see below) Cash Check Money order Cashier check Automatic Clearing House (ACH) Transfer

E-Check

(Electronic Bank Account Debit)

Credit Card/Debit Card
  Fees? NO FEES NO FEES NO FEES NO FEES NO FEES FEES BELOW FEES BELOW
  City Hall Treasurer Window YES YES YES YES You can pick up the ACH Form at the Treasurer’s Office – also available on City’s website**

NO 

Not available at window

YES

3% of amount paid ($2 minimum)

  City Hall Dropbox or USPS Mail YES YES YES YES

NO

Not available through mail

NO             

Not available through mail

NO

Not available through mail

  City’s website** via Point and Pay or Pay by Phone at 866-273-5523 NO NO NO NO

NO

Not applicable

YES

$3 flat fee if payment is less than $10,000 or $10 if it exceeds $10,000

YES

3% of amount paid ($2 minimum)

** ACH Request form located below under
“SIGN UP FOR ACH WITHDRAWAL FOR UTILITY BILLS”

How to use Online Bill Pay

NOTE: Tuesday, February 28, 2017, is the FINAL day to pay 2016 property taxes online. On March 1, 2017, all unpaid 2016 property taxes will become delinquent under Michigan law, and taxes on real estate will then be collected only by the Kalamazoo COUNTY Treasurer.

Delinquent taxes on personal property are still collected by the City of Kalamazoo Treasurer and can be paid by mail, phone, online or in person.

Select one of the following links:

To pay your current year property tax bill:  Current Property Tax Payments

To pay your delinquent personal property tax bill: Delinquent Personal Property Tax Payments

To pay a Miscellaneous Invoice bill:            Miscellaneous Receivables Payments

To pay your water or sewer bill:                  Utility Billing Payments

Sign Up for ACH Withdrawal for Utility Bills

The City of Kalamazoo is offering a free option to automatically pay your water and sewer bills.  To sign up for this service print out this form,  ACH Request  and return the form with a voided check to City of Kalamazoo Treasurer, 241 West South Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007.

Paperless Billing

The City is happy to offer paperless billing for utility customers. To sign up, visit www.kalamazoocity.org/paperless.

UTILITY BILLING PAYMENT EXTENSION

Beginning January 1, 2017, each account will be granted two payment extensions per year, with no further extensions until the following year.

GIS/City Maps

The City's GIS service will enable you to search our city-wide mapping system for a particular property. You have the option of viewing the city in detail based on a particular address, property identification number (PIN), or by zooming in to an area of interest. The also offers a variety of mapping data products available for purchase (see below).

This web service is optimized for more recent versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer (4.0 and newer), a 56K Internet connection (or faster), and a screen resolution of 1024 x 728. It contains content that may not be viewable in other browsers and/or display settings. For questions regarding this service, please contact the City of Kalamazoo Information Technology Department at (269) 337-8835 or by email.

Please read the important disclaimer below and disable all popup blockers before proceeding.

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Aerial Photography Products

Digital orthophotography supplied in TIFF (.TIF) format
Contour files supplied in AutoCAD drawing file (.DWG) format
1/4 Section .5' Digital Orthophoto $50 / Qtr. Section*
1 Section 1' Digital Orthophoto $85 / Section*
1/4 Section 2' Topographic Contours $50 / Qtr. Section*

* Plus $2 CD Cost

Planimetric and Utility Products

Planimetric and utility data can be supplied in ArcView shapefile format or Arc/Info exchange file (.e00) format
Parcels $.50 / Parcel
Storm Water

$15 / City Block*
$125 / Section*
$1,000 / Entire City*

* Plus $25 Setup Fee and $2 CD Cost


Disclaimer

Maps and documents made available to the public by the City are not legally recorded maps nor surveys and are not intended to be used as such. The maps and documents are created as part of a Geographic Information System (GIS) that compiles records, information, and data from various city, county, state and federal sources. The source data may contain errors. Additionally, maps and documents prepared by the GIS from multiple sources, even if derived from data that is error free, may not be reliable due to differences in the databases or computer programs of the source materials. The City has attempted to include more specific clarifications or advisories on the specific documents or maps however, none of the maps or documents should be used for navigational, tracking or any other purpose requiring exacting measurement of distance or direction or precision in the depiction of geographic features. If errors or discrepancies are found please contact (269) 337-8835. The City shall not be liable for any damages or claims that arise out of the user's access to, or use of the maps, documents and data provided.

Get Help!

If you are in need, please seek out assistance.

Call the 2-1-1 call center

Call 2-1-1 for information about social services available in your community.

Click here for more information http://211us.org/

The 2-1-1/HELP-Line provides crisis intervention and referrals to health and human service agencies in Kalamazoo County as well as to communities across the State of Michigan . Our Staff is highly trained in skills that empower callers to make life-enhancing decisions. We specialize in linking people to appropriate community resources (Local Resources).

Whether a person needs help locating a specific service or is having trouble securing basic needs, we can help. The 2-1-1/HELP-Line operates 24 hours a day - 365 days a year. Calls are confidential and answered with respect, empathy and compassion. We are experts in suicide prevention and are fully certified by the American Association of Suicidology. We are part of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network and meet national standards for Best Practices for Suicide Prevention Hot Lines.

Individuals wishing to learn about volunteer training for the 2-1-1/HELP-Line should fill out an on-line application or call us at (269) 381-1510.

Emergency Services Guide 2012 - 2013

The 2012 - 2013 Emergency Services Guide provides detailed information on the various emergency services offered in Kalamazoo. Click any of the links below for more information regarding these services:

Housing Assistance
Adults & Families
All ages/Families
Families
18 years & up
Females 17-35 years
Women 20 years & up
Males 17-35 years old
Youth 10-17 years old
Domestic Violence Victims & Their Children
Utility & Fuel Assistance
Michigan Department of Human Services
Utility Assistance Community Collaborative (Salvation Army & Community Action Bureau)
Emergency Food
Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes
WIC / KCHCS
Michigan Department of Human Services
Tri-County Food Bank
Ministry with Community
Kalamazoo Gospel Mission
Senior Services, Inc.
Salvation Army
Other Emergency Needs & Community Centers
Michigan Department of Human Services
Kalamazoo Deacons Conference
Family Health Center Emergency Prescription Assistance Program
Comstock Community Center
Douglass Community Association
Portage Community Center
South County Community Services
Free Clinic of Kalamazoo
Healthcare for the Homeless Clinic Family Health Center

Original Documentation

Emergency Services Guide 2012 - 2013 (pdf)

Housing Assistance

Adults and Families
Housing Resources, Inc.
382-0287
345 N. Burdick

ELIGIBLE: Kalamazoo County residents experiencing a housing emergency.

SERVICE: Clearinghouse for emergency housing assistance. The services include general housing information & counseling, referral to appropriate community agencies, emergency shelter placements, advocacy services (e.g., landlord/tenant intervention), housing options (assistance with securing emergency, transitional, and permanent housing), & limited financial assistance. Due to limited resources, 1 out of 10 people receive financial grants.

Grant minimum eligibility requirements:

1. Kalamazoo County resident for at least 6 months.
2. Must be a sustainable solution.
3. Client must have income or pending income.

HRI also provides supportive services and rental assistance to homeless families making a transition to permanent housing and to tenuously housed persons to help stabilize their housing and prevent homelessness. HRI operates the Rickman House, permanent subsidized housing for homeless single adults, primarily with mental illness, along with Pinehurst Townhomes, Summit Park Apartments and Rosewood, permanent housing for families with low incomes.

CONTACT: Galyn Barnum

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All Ages/Families
Kalamazoo Gospel Mission
345-2974
448 N. Burdick

ELIGIBLE: Persons 18 and older. Younger persons if accompanied by a legal guardian.

SERVICE: Offers emergency shelter and longer term services. Has housing units and programs for men, men w/children, women, women with children and married couples with or without children.

Number of beds: 234 (75 for longer term programs)

Three meals a day provided on site Monday - Sunday.

CONTACT: Women Ext. 231
Men Ext. 227

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Families
Family Shelter (Housing Resources)
382-5609
522 Eleanor Street

ELIGIBLE: Homeless families with children from Kalamazoo County SERVICE: Provides 24-hr. shelter for families in need of emergency shelter. Housing search assistance & support services available to help stabilize homeless families. Will accept two-parent and single-parent families. Must wait six months before repeated use.
Number of beds: 6 rooms (24 person capacity)

CONTACT: Jeanette Weatherspoon

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18 years & Older
Emergency Overnight Shelter
(KCHCS)
388-3680
440 1/2 N. Church St.

ELIGIBLE: Adults 18 yrs. and older

SERVICES: Provides an 12-bed emergency shelter for vulnerable, hard to place single persons. Located at the same site as Ministry with Community. Housing search and job search assistance provided.
Meal served from 1:30-2:30pm. at Ministry with Community.
Number of beds: 12

Emergency Overflow Program: If all shelters are full, motel voucher may be provided to single adults only who are eligible for this shelter.

CONTACT: Dorothy Brown

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Females 17-35 years
Next Door Shelter for Women
349-2119
1215 W. North Street

ELIGIBLE: Women 17-35 yrs. Does not accept pregnant women.

SERVICE: Provides room and board for six single women between 17 and 35 yrs. It is a structured individualized program including job search, budgeting and goal setting.
Number of beds: 6

CONTACT: Stephanie Hoffman

Eligibility for both
Open or Next Door Shelters
1. Single between 17 and 35 yrs. old.
2. Working or able to work a minimum of 35 hours per week.
3. Not receiving any Disability or SSI payments.

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Women 20 years & up
Bethany House Shelter for Women
388-3409
722 S. Rose St.

ELIGIBLE: Women 20yrs. & older

SERVICES: Provides room and board for motivated women in a peaceful, supportive, nonviolent environment. Requires goal setting toward self-sufficiency and movement toward those goals.
Number of beds: 4

CONTACT: Sister Rose Cadaret, SSJ

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Males 17-35 years
Open Door Shelter for Men
345-1431
414 Ranney Street

ELIGIBLE: 17-35 yrs. Males only.

SERVICE: Provides room and board for six single men between 17 and 35 yrs. It is a structured individualized program including job search, budgeting and goal setting.
Number of beds: 6

CONTACT: Michael Childress

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Youth 10-17 years
ARK, The (CFS)
(800) 873-TEEN
343-8765
990 W. Kilgore

ELIGIBLE: 10-17yrs. Adolescent homeless youth, runaways, and youth in crisis.

SERVICES: Provides 24-hr emergency shelter and crisis intervention. Voluntary shelter for up to 14 days; counseling for youth & family at shelter, and in convenient community locations.
Outreach services, including workshops and support groups.
Number of beds: 13

CONTACT: The ARK

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Domestic Violence Victims & Their Children
YWCA Domestic Assault Program
385-2869
353 East Michigan

ELIGIBLE: Domestic violence victims and their children

SERVICE: Provides 24 -hr. shelter. Also provides counseling, support groups, advocacy and information and referral. Maximum stay 5 weeks.
Number of beds: 40-45

CONTACT: Misty Moon-Larthridge

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Utility & Fuel Assistance
Michigan Department of Human Services
(DHS formerly, FIA, DSS)
337-4900 (Main #)
322 E. Stockbridge Ave.

ELIGIBLE: Kalamazoo County Residents

SERVICES: State Emergency Relief (SER):
There is an application process to qualify for this financial assistance. One criterion is that the solution to the problem be sustainable.
Services available under this program can include assistance with funeral costs, shelter related issues, utilities (electric, heat, water), and home ownership services, i.e., mortgages, property taxes, and home repairs.

Emergency Services (ES): Help with unusual circumstances beyond SER requirements i.e., medically necessary phone installation, heat, utilities, maximum dollar amounts apply.

CONTACT:
Beverly Barrone 337-5004
Tim Charron 337-4981

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Utility Assistance Community Collaborative (Salvation Army & Community Action Bureau)
Salvation Army
344-6119
1700 S. Burdick
ELIGIBLE: Low income persons or families in financial crisis
SERVICES: Provides emergency assistance for utilities, food, clothing, personal needs, diapers and disaster relief.

For utilities assistance:
1. Client must be a resident of Kalamazoo County
2. Must be in an affordable situation.
3. Client contributes money to the solution to the extent possible.
4. Client received a shut off notice and has already been in contact with DHS.

Community Action Bureau
CONTACT: Maria Almaguer or
Captain Tom McComb

Emergency Financial Assistance
(KCHCS)
Call Salvation Army as the entry point to accessing community funds for utility assistance.
3299 Gull Rd, Wing 2 Floor 3

ELIGIBLE: Low-income families and individuals in financial crisis

SERVICES: Provides financial assistance with housing, heating, and energy emergencies.

For Utility Assistance--Client must:
1. Be a resident of Kalamazoo County.
2. Have decisions from DHS and Salvation Army
3. Be income-eligible under grant guide lines.
4. Provide proof of emergency, for example, a shutoff notice.

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Emergency Food
Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes
343-3663
913 E. Alcott

ELIGIBLE: Any Kalamazoo County resident in need of emergency food.

SERVICE: Provides 2-4 days of groceries based on client self-referral. Client should call between 9am-3pm to schedule pick-up from one of 23 pantry sites.
Referrals from human service agencies required for those needing additional food assistance within any 30 day period.

Caseworkers can call 343-3672
CONTACT: Art Cole--488-2617 ext 207

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WIC / KCHS
373-5002
3299 Gull Rd.

ELIGIBLE: Pregnant/lactating women and infants/preschoolers, based on income and screening for medical/nutritional risks. Proof of income required.

SERVICES: WIC coupons for milk, cheese, eggs, juice, peanut butter, dried beans, peas, infant cereal, and formula.

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Michigan Department of Human Services
337-4900 (Main #)
322 E. Stockbridge Ave.

ELIGIBLE: Low income

SERVICES: Provides food assistance.

CONTACT:
Beverly Barrone 337-5004
Kelly Richards 337-5154

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Tri-County Food Bank
343-1269
3330 Miller Road

ELIGIBLE: Anyone with a written referral
from their union's services representative or a human
services worker.

SERVICES: 40 lbs. bag of food 1x/month

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Ministry with Community
Drop-in Shelter
343-5880
440 N. Church St.

ELIGIBLE: All

SERVICE: Open 365 days/year 6:30a-5:30p; breakfast 8-9a; hot lunch 1:30-2:30p; also available are phones, showers, laundry, counseling, help with housing and employment and other services.

CONTACT: Phil Boothroyd, Chris Kenney

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Kalamazoo Gospel Mission
345-2974
448 N. Burdick

ELIGIBLE: All ages in need of a hot meal.

SERVICE: Provides meals Monday-Sunday
Breakfast: 7:00 am
Lunch: 12:30 pm; Sun. 1pm
Dinner: 6 pm: chapel/ meal; Sat/Sun 6pm

CONTACT: Ext. 247 Tyra Swanson

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Senior Services, Inc.
Meals On Wheels
382-0515
918 Jasper St.

ELIGIBLE: Homebound older adults 60+ yrs. who have difficulty with meal preparation.

SERVICES: Provides food delivery to those who are home bound. Cost sharing fee based on ability to pay and number of meals per day.

Main meal is mid-day. Light supper, if needed,
is available.

Offers congregate meal sites at various locations in Kalamazoo County.

CONTACT: Jessica Jones

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Salvation Army
344-6119
1700 S. Burdick

ELIGIBLE: Low income persons or families in financial crisis.

SERVICES: Provides emergency assistance for utilities, food, clothing, and disaster relief.

CONTACT:
Maria Almaguer or
Captain Tom McComb

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Other Emergency Needs & Community Centers
Michigan Department of Human Services
(DHS-formerly FIA, DSS)
337-4900
322 E. Stockbridge Ave.

ELIGIBILITY: If presently receiving services through DHS, contact DHS worker. If person is receiving services for the first time, the person must go through intake. Response time for ES funds should be as soon as possible; at the end of the month the response time may be a bit slower. If a client is having special problems that need to be addressed, they may call the worker's supervisor. Intentional violators of any DHS programs are temporarily ineligible for services.

SERVICES: Provides income supportive services, medical assistance, FIP, emergency needs for life threatening situations, children & adult protective services, foster care, adoption, food assistance, basic adult services, & services to delinquent youth (committed by Family Division of Circuit Court). Emergency Services (ES): Help with unusual circumstances beyond SER requirements i.e., medically necessary phone installation, heat/utilities, maximum dollar amounts apply. State Emergency Relief (SER): There is an application process to qualify for this financial assistance. One criterion is that the solution to the problem be sustainable. Services available under this program can include assistance with funeral costs, shelter related issues, utilities (electric, heat, water), and home governorship services, i.e., mortgages, property taxes, and home repairs.

CONTACT:
Beverly Barrone 337-5004
Patrick Anderson 337-5001

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Kalamazoo Deacons Conference
344-7333
1010 N. Westnedge

ELIGIBLE: Anyone

SERVICE: Problem solving and support for people seeking clothing, furniture and appliances. For financial assistance, guest must have paperwork a) from DHS and HRI for evictions, b) from DHS and Salvation Army for utilities assistance. Amount available is generally $75.

CONTACT: Kalamazoo Deacons Conference

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Family Health Center
Emergency Prescription Assistance Program
488-0813
117 W. Patterson

ELIGIBLE: Kalamazoo County residents without prescription coverage who do not have a primary care physician.

SERVICE: Emergency prescription assistance 1x per year, 8am to 8pm daily.

CONTACT: Family Health Center

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Comstock Community Center
345-8556
6330 King Hwy

ELIGIBLE: Kalamazoo County residents. Emergency Financial Assistance restricted to Comstock Township residents and/or Comstock School District only.

SERVICES: Food (T-Th 1-3pm). Financial ($50/household 1x/year). Prescription help
for seniors. Health clinic and holiday assistance.

CONTACT: Mary Gustas & Sue Benson

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Douglass Community Association
343-6185
1000 W. Paterson

ELIGIBLE: Northside homeowners 60yrs or older or disabled individuals, living in City of Kalamazoo census tracts 1-5.

SERVICES: Minor home repair and exterior painting (June-Sept. only).

CONTACT: O'Neal Ollie

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Portage Community Center
323-1942
325 E. Centre

ELIGIBLE: Residents of the City of Portage or Portage school district.

SERVICES: Emergency assistance: food, clothing, financial, WIC coupons, Well Child Clinics, holiday food baskets and immunizations.

CONTACT:
Keith Howell
Diane Schrock

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South County Community Services
649-2901
101 S. Main St.,
Vicksburg, MI 49097

ELIGIBLE: Residents of southern Kalamazoo
County (including Vicksburg, Schoolcraft,
Climax, Fulton, Scotts and surrounding
townships).

SERVICES: Emergency food, clothing,
financial assistance, WIC, prescription help,
medical equipment, senior transportation,
Christmas baskets.

CONTACT:
Emily Greenman &
Jan Neblock-VanStratt

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Free Clinic of Kalamazoo
344-0044
2918 Portage Rd.

ELIGIBLE: Uninsured Kalamazoo County residents

SERVICES: Walk-in Clinics: M-F 9am-5pm, T.and Th. evenings 5-9pm, registration until 7pm. Acute medical care, dental screening, prescription assistance, vision referral, health education and community referrals.

CONTACT: Robyn Hagen

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Healthcare for the Homeless Clinic
Family Health Center
385-2217
431 N. Rose

ELIGIBLE: Persons, living in transitional shelter, outdoors or with relatives temporarily.

SERVICES: Primary health care, assistance for prescription drugs (only for Family Health Center patients), and health education.

HOURS: M-F 8:30am to 5pm Walk-ins welcomed.

CONTACT: Willis Cain

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Early Retirement Incentive

The City of Kalamazoo has announced an Early Retirement Incentive (ERI). Up-to-date information regarding the ERI and its impacts on the community will be added here as it becomes available.

Feel free to contact us with any questions you have about the ERI.

To assist City of Kalamazoo employees with questions regarding the ERI, a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) along with answers has been developed. The list will be updated as new questions arise. If you have questions about the ERI that are not addressed in the FAQ, please do not hesitate to contact us.

4th Quarter ERI/SAP presentation to City Commission May 20, 2013

2012 ERI/SAP/Budget 4th Quarter Report

Retirement Series: Managing the Manager's Office

Retirement Series: A Public Services Official

City's Plan to Solve $6 Million Budge Deficit is Outpacing Projections

Retirement Series: A City Housing Official

Retirement Series: A Metro Transit Dispatcher

September 4, 2012: 2012 ERI/SAP/Budget 2nd Quarter Report

April 25, 2012: Job Fair

April 23, 2012: City Manager Presentation

March 22, 2012: In-House Promotion Opportunities

March 19, 2012: Master Plan Summary Presentation

March 19, 2012: Master Plan

March 12, 2012: City of Kalamazoo to Participate in Career Fairs

February 10, 2012: City of Kalamazoo Job Opportunities

January 31, 2012: Update on Workforce Diversity

January 30, 2012: Presentation on Workforce Diversity

January 26, 2012: Transitioning to a Sustainable Tomorrow

Community Profile

Kalamazoo is a great place to live and work. The area offers great schools, reputable universities, two nationally recognized healthcare systems, affordable housing, many parks, lakes and golf courses. The City of Kalamazoo also offers many of the cultural attractions that you would find in larger metropolitan areas, including art, theatre, dance, music, restaurants and much more.
 

County Resources

The Kalamazoo Chamber of Commerce and the W.E. Upjohn Institute provide valuable information for those seeking general information about Kalamazoo and the surrounding area.
 
 

Education

Education is a priority for the citizens of Kalamazoo. Kalamazoo is home to both Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. There are also other great educational opportunities here in Kalamazoo.
 
 

Housing

Whether you're looking for a home to buy or an apartment to rent, Kalamazoo has it all. Each of the over twenty neighborhoods in Kalamazoo has unique characteristics, which makes Kalamazoo a cool place to live.
 
 
The City's GIS service enables you to search our city-wide mapping system for a particular property. You have the option of viewing the city in detail based on a particular address, property identification number (PIN) or by zooming in to an area of interest. Go to GIS now.
 

Major Employers

To see a list of major employers in the Kalamazoo area, visit the site below.
 

Medical

Kalamazoo has two major healthcare facilities, Bronson and Borgess. Both have received numerous awards in the healthcare industry.
 

Population

Southwest Michigan First and the US Census QuickFacts provide population data for Kalamazoo and the surrounding area. Information includes projected population growth, race statistics and breakdown of population by age.
 

Recreation

The City of Kalamazoo is a haven for those that enjoy the outdoors. Kalamazoo boasts numerous parks, lakes and golf courses.
 
 

Sports

Kalamazoo has endless options for the sports-minded individual. With professional and college teams, the action is year round.
 

Workforce

Kalamazoo provides many resources for those entering the workforce. Whether it is job training or assistance with the job hunt, Kalamazoo has resources available to their citizens.
 
 
The US Census QuickFacts and the US Department of Labor provide a quick snapshot of the employment landscape in the Kalamazoo area. Examples of the statistics provided are the current labor force and the unemployment rate.
 
 

Worship

Kalamazoo is home to many places of worship. Search for Kalamazoo's many places of worship here.

Budget 2013

During the Fiscal Year 2013 budget cycle, City officials understood that budgetary pressures would continue to mount. To this end, City officials continue to be challenged with stabilizing the organization and balancing the budget while maintaining the principles to highlight performance of our core services.

As a result, City departments were charged to identify budget reductions and structural changes that could help reduce the City's expenses. Addressing these issues will prevent the organization from incurring a huge, projected shortfall that could limit the City's ability to provide basic services to the Kalamazoo community.

The budget process began with discussions with department directors and city officials and continued with community meetings. These outlets allowed residents to provide feedback about what City services and priorities should be maintained during this budget cycle.

This web page is dedicated to providing information regarding the 2013 Budget process as the City continues to uphold its goal to effectively use its resources to maintain effective basic public services.

Budget Documents (2013)

2013 Adopted Budget (High Resolution)
2013 Adopted Budget (Low Resolution)
EVIP Service Consolidation Plan
EVIP Compensation Submission

Budget 2012

During the Fiscal Year 2012 budget cycle, City officials understood that budgetary pressures would continue to mount. To this end, City officials continue to be challenged with stabilizing the organization and balancing the budget while maintaining the principles to highlight performance of our core services.

As a result, City departments were charged to identify budget reductions and structural changes that could help reduce the City's expenses. Addressing these issues will prevent the organization from incurring a huge, projected shortfall that could limit the City's ability to provide basic services to the Kalamazoo community.

The budget process began with discussions with department directors and city officials and continued with community meetings and Community Survey conducted in October 2010. These outlets allowed residents to provide feedback about what City services and priorities should be maintained during this budget cycle.

This web page is dedicated to providing information regarding the 2012 Budget process as the City continues to uphold its goal to effectively use its resources to maintain effective basic public services.

Budget Documents (2012)

2012 ERI/SAP/Budget 2nd Quarter Report
2012 Final Budget
2012 Proposed Budget
2012 Budget Presentation
2011 Commission ERI Presentation
EVIP Service Consolidation Plan

EVIP Employee Compensation Plan

Bid Opportunities

The following requests for purchases are currently being solicited by the Purchasing Division of the City of Kalamazoo. Bids must be submitted before the opening date/time to the following address:

City of Kalamazoo
Purchasing Division
241 W. South Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4796

To submit bids on any of the projects posted, click on Current Bid Opportunities and follow the instructions.

Important Note: Before downloading any City bid opportunities, you will be asked to submit contact information. The Purchasing Division will use this information to communicate with you in the event of addenda to the project you are bidding.

View Current Bid Opportunities

View Contracts Awarded

View Contracts Awarded Archive (prior to July 13, 2009)

Please contact the Purchasing Division at 337-8020 regarding Non-Discrimination, MBW/WBE and other policies or practices.

If you would like to be added to the City's Bidders List, you may download the City of Kalamazoo Bidders List Application. The Bidders List is used to solicit competitive prices and terms for the procurement of the City's goods and services.

Doing Business with Local & State Public Purchasers - Meet the Buyer:  

For contractors interested in meeting and learning how to do business with local and state buyers please click on the Procurement Technical Assistance Center Offices of Southwest Michigan Events link.

Upcoming Michigan Public Purchasing Officers Association (MPPOA) Events:

For upcoming event details, please click on the MPPOA link.