3000 Washington Ave.
P.O. Box 147
Saint Joseph MI  49085-0147
Phone (269) 429-7703
Fax (269) 429-2079

Hours of Operation

Administrative office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm (except holidays).




Updated January 13, 2014

·        At the January 5th St. Joseph Charter Township Board of Trustees meeting, an ordinance was introduced to amend the Sign Ordinance; specifically to provide regulation for Electronic Message Centers. A copy of the proposed ordinance has been posted in the lobby at the Township Hall, 3000 Washington Ave, St. Joseph, Michigan 49085, or you can click here to review it in its entirety. This ordinance amendment will be considered for adoption at 6pm at the February 2nd Board of trustees meeting.

·        Please be advised effective December 1st, 2014, St. Joseph Charter Township increased the fee schedule for all electrical permits. This fee increase is based on the State of Michigan fee schedule, which increased on April 1st, 2013.

·        Dog licenses are now available at the Township Hall. If you had a dog licensed in the current year, you should have received your new license paperwork in November. Please remember to bring this paperwork with you. Check your certificate to make sure the shots are not expired. If all paperwork is current, we will validate the license for you, and issue you a tag. If you have a new dog that has not been licensed previously, please bring your Certificate of Rabies Vaccination and proof of neutering/spaying. This paperwork is required by law prior to issuance of a new license.

·        If you sustain damage to your mailbox or yard from snow plows, please contact the Berrien County Road Commission at (269) 925-1196 to file a complaint.

·        Property tax information is available online at  https://www.is.bsasoftware.com.  Our information is listed under “Berrien County”.  Tax inquiries for property owners are free for any property that they own.  All other inquiries are charged $2.00 each.  You may look at the history of the taxes for your property for the last twenty years, see current information, and print off duplicate bill information. 

           Just follow the directions to set up your account.


           If you have any questions, please contact the Treasurer’s Office at (269) 932-0269.



Special Meetings

When scheduled, links to special meeting information will appear below.

Township Meetings

Township Board of Trustees
1st Monday of the Month
12 pm - Workshop
6 pm - Regular Meeting

Planning Commission
6:30 pm - 2nd Tuesday Bi-Monthly

Zoning Board of Appeals
7 pm - 2nd Wednesday (As Requested)

Meetings are held at the Township Hall
and are open to the Public.

2014 Dates the Office will be Closed

Wednesday, January 1st  - New Year’s Day

Friday, April 18th - Spring Holiday

Friday, May 23rd & Monday, May 26th - Memorial Day Weekend

Thursday, July 3rd & Friday, July 4th - 4th of July Weekend

Friday, August 29th & Monday, September 1st - Labor Day Weekend

Thursday, November 27th & Friday, November 28th - Thanksgiving

Thursday, December 25th & Friday, December 26th - Christmas


Update Newsletter

November 2014