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Permits & Applications, Public Services

Below is a list of City Water Service applications and Right of Way Permit applications and information. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to download and print these forms.

Application for New Water Connection Service

Purpose/Uses of Application: New City Water Service for dwellings previously using well water, new construction, etc.
Application Fee or Deposit: An advance deposit of $350.00 is required for all new service connections. If the water is to be left on, an additional refundable customer security deposit may be required.
Pick-Up Location: icon Inside the City - New Water Service Application, icon Outside the City - New Water Service Application or at the Kalamazoo Water Department/Treasury Department located at 241 W South St.
Be Sure to Bring: Valid Driver's License or MI State I.D. Card. Note: If the dwelling resides outside of the City of Kalamazoo city limits, a permit is required from your city or township.
Any Questions? (269) 337-8149

Application for Water Service

Purpose/Uses of Application: New Water Service for dwellings already hooked up to City water.
Application Fee or Deposit:

A refundable customer security deposit may be required. The minimum amount is $60.

Pick-Up Location: icon   pdf Transfer of Water Service Application (141 KB)  or at the Kalamazoo Water Department/Treasury Department located at 241 W South St.
Be Sure to Bring: Valid Driver's License or MI State I.D. Card.
Any Questions? (269) 337-8149

Sidewalk Repair Permits

Purpose/Uses of Permit: Replacement or construction of City's public sidewalk and allowing for inspection and ensuring the City is protected from liability issues.
Permit Fee: $100.00 plus any applicable expenses*
Pick-Up Location: iconROW Permit Application or Public Services Department - Engineering Division located at 415 Stockbridge Ave.
Be Sure to Bring: Bond Insurance Certificate, Sketch, and Permit Fee
Any Questions? (269) 337-8601

Curb & Gutter Permits

Purpose/Uses of Permit: Replacement or construction of curb and gutter within the right-of-way, allow for inspection and ensuring the City is protected from liability issues.
Permit Fee: $100.00 plus any applicable expenses*
Pick-Up Location: iconROW Permit Application or Public Services Department - Engineering Division located at 415 Stockbridge Ave.
Be Sure to Bring: Bond Insurance Certificate, Sketch, and Permit Fee
Any Questions? (269) 337-8601

Storm Sewer Connections

Purpose/Uses of Permit: Replacement or construction of City's storm sewer connection and allow for inspection and ensuring the City is protected from liability issues.
Permit Fee: $150.00 plus any applicable expenses*
Pick-Up Location: iconROW Permit Application or Public Services Department - Engineering Division located at 415 Stockbridge Ave.
Be Sure to Bring: Bond Insurance Certificate, Sketch, and Permit Fee
Any Questions? (269) 337-8601

Residential & Commercial Driveway Permits

Purpose/Uses of Permit: Replacement or new construction of a residential and/or commercial driveway approach or driveway within the right-of-way, and allow inspection and ensuring the City is protected from liability issues. (For construction/reconstruction of the driveway outside of the right-of-way, a permit from Code Administration will be required.)
Permit Fee: Residential/Commercial - $100.00 plus any applicable expenses*
Pick-Up Location: iconROW Permit Application or Public Services Department - Engineering Division located at 415 Stockbridge Ave.
Be Sure to Bring: Bond Insurance Certificate, Sketch, and Permit Fee
Any Questions? (269) 337-8601

Temporary Encroachments

Purpose/Uses of Permit: To allow temporary access or encroachment on City property.
Permit Fee: $150.00 plus any applicable expenses*
Pick-Up Location: iconROW Permit Application or Public Services Department - Engineering Division located at 415 Stockbridge Ave.
Be Sure to Bring: Plan or Sketch Required, Permit Fee
Any Questions? (269) 337-8601

Utility Permits

Purpose/Uses of Permit: Installation of new utilities and repair of existing utilities.
Permit Fee (Non-Telecommunications): $150.00 plus any applicable expenses*
Pick-Up Location: iconROW Permit Application or Public Services Department - Engineering Division located at 415 Stockbridge Ave.
Be Sure to Bring: Plan or Sketch Required, Permit Fee
Any Questions? (269) 337-8601

Other Permits

Purpose/Uses of Permit: For any activities within the right-of-way not mentioned above.
Permit Fee: $100.00 plus any applicable expenses*
Pick-Up Location: iconROW Permit Application or Public Services Department - Engineering Division located at 415 Stockbridge Ave.
Be Sure to Bring: Plan or Sketch Required, Permit Fee
Any Questions? (269) 337-8601

Late Fees and Expenses*

Late Fee: $100.00 --Applied when failure to obtain the necessary permits prior to the start of work, and is in addition to standard permit fees.
*Expenses: All permittees may be charged a "Plus Expenses Fee" when outside consultants are required, or when the City of Kalamazoo personnel time and labor goes above and beyond what is customary for inspection, including follow-up for activities and sites lacking permits.  A list of hourly charges for personnel and equipment normally used by the City will be available upon request.  Such charges are subject to change without notice and reflect necessary and actual costs for services.