Maps, Directories, and GIS Mapping

Oshtemo Township GIS Mapping
Kalamazoo County GIS Mapping

State of Michigan Municipalities GIS Mapping
What we like: This tool can help you to identify the jurisdiction of any address in Michigan, and is very easy to use.  Just type in the address you’re looking for, and then click right next to the search result to show the jurisdiction.
What we don’t like: Brand new addresses can take a while to show up in this database.

Kalamazoo County Street Directory
What we like: This document lists the jurisdiction of any address in Kalamazoo County, and is updated annually to include new addresses / streets.
What we don’t like: This document is a little less user friendly than the State of Michigan Municipalities GIS map.

Verify / Search For a License Number

Construction & Skilled Trade Licenses (Includes Residential Builders, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Contractors)
Occupational Licenses (Includes Architects & Professional Engineers)

State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs – Verify a License Home Page

Kalamazoo County Related Departments

For septic / well permits:
Health and Community Services Department (Environmental Health Division)

For driveway permits:
Road Commission of Kalamazoo County

For earth change permits (required if greater than 1 acre moved or if within 500′ of a lake, stream, or wetland):
Drain Commission, Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Program (SESC)

International Code Council

The International Code Council (ICC) develops and publishes the International Building Codes, which the state of Michigan subsequently amends and adopts.  The ICC is the official source for printed code materials, as well as other resources used by building departments.  You may need to create a free ICC account to view certain materials linked to below.

International Code Council
ICC Store (Order Code Books)
ICC Building Valuation Data

Codes Currently In Effect

List of Codes Currently In Effect

RESCheck / Energy Compliance

REScheck Website