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chelsea area construction agency

Please Note: Our Next Quarterly Board Meeting is July 25th.

We Cover: 

  • City of Chelsea
  • Dexter Township
  • Lima Township
  • Lyndon Township
  • Sylvan Township

About Us

Chelsea Area Construction Agency

Established in 2000, Chelsea Area Construction Agency (C.A.C.A.) is a Governmental Agency created by Inter-local agreement between the City of Chelsea and the surrounding townships of Dexter, Lima, Lyndon and Sylvan.

To ensure the minimum safety standards of building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems to protect residential and commercial building users, agency members have adopted the Michigan Building Codes. C.A.C.A. is tasked with the administration and enforcement of those codes within the property boundaries of the agency members.

Chelsea Area Construction Agency is funded entirely with the revenues generated by permit fees.

Inspection Schedule


Monday – Friday
8:30 – 11:30


Monday – Thursday
9:00 – 1:00


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
8:30 – 12:30


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
9:00 – 1:00



Matt Forster

Building Official/Plan Reviewer – Email

Kacie Szpara

Administrative Assistant – Email


Howard Nelson

Building Inspector/Soil & Erosion Officer/Plan Reviewer

Thomas Trudeau

Plumbing Inspector

Keith King

Electrical Inspector

John Douglass

Mechanical Inspector

Board Members

Pam Byrnes

Amanda Nimke

Maris Metz

Duane Luick

Jason Freeman