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Annoucements

Updated May 17, 2022

Tools to access Township services

  • Permit forms, Assessing information forms, Tax information and much more can be accessed from this website under Departments.  Also, check out this main page of the website for current general information.
  • You may email the Township at info@sjct.org.
  • Secured, camera monitored, and frequently checked drop boxes, both curbside and at the building to the left of the main entrance door are available to drop off payments and other documents.
  • You may send information via postal mail to St. Joseph Charter Township, P.O. Box 147, St. Joseph, MI 49085.  Our mail is collected M-F.
  • You may phone the Township on the main line at  (269) 429-7703.  Building Inspector (269) 930-2453.  The main phone line is answered M-F 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • TextMyGov is a new smartphone texting application that allows you to text in a number to look up Township information.  You may also text in a number that will allow you to receive notifications from the Township.  See the TextMyGov section on this website for more information on how to get started.
  • The Township also sends information to its Facebook page at St. Joseph Charter Township.

St. Joseph Charter Township is seeking a new Election Coordinator in the Clerk’s Office

The Election Coordinator is responsible for the administrative of all elections held within the Township, with a wide variety of responsibilities and complex duties including administrative, financial, office, and specialized duties which require accuracy, proficiency, and independent judgement.  Must work well with the public, have good customer service skills, good communication skills, the ability to write clearly and logically, and to learn and follow complicated rules regarding elections and public records, knowledge and experience with computer programs and office equipment.  Some work after normal business hours may be required. 

The position will be permanent part-time, and pay will be dependent on experience.  A full job description is available here.

Submit all resumes and cover letters to St. Joseph Charter Township, Attn: Danielle Riegel, 3000 Washington Ave, P.O. Box 147, St. Joseph, Michigan  49085, by Friday, June 3,  2022.

Preliminary Planning Discussion for Berrien Hills Development -

Click here to view presentation 

Napier Ave. Bridge Closure -

Please click here for more information             

Click here for map of detour

Spring Landfill Passes - 

Available for pickup at the Township Hall. Staff will ask to see your ID.   Passes are good for April 29th, 30th, and May 13th 14th, 20th and 21st.  A household may have one (1) pass per property.

Non-zoning Ordinance Revisions – 

At the April 4th, 2022 Board of Trustees meeting, non-zoning ordinance revisions were adopted and will be effective April 11, 2022 for the following:

Current Officials Page

Chapter 1 – General Provisions

Chapter 6 – Animals

Chapter 10 – Building and Building Regulations

Chapter 14 – Fire Prevention and Protection

Chapter 22 – Nuisances

Chapter 26 – Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions

Click here for a copy of the revisions. 

Copies of the ordinance revisions are also available at the Township Hall 3000 Washington Ave., St. Joseph, MI 49085.  You may request an email copy at info@sjct.org.   

Electronic Meeting Notices  - 

May 2, 2022 Noon Workshop Board of Trustees Meeting – Click here to view

May 2, 2022 6:00 p.m. Regular Board of Trustees Meeting – Click here to view

May 10, 2022 5:30 p.m. Special Planning Commission Meeting - Click here to view 

May 10, 2022 6:30 p.m. Planning Commission - Click here to view 

Assessing Information Is Now Available Online -  

Click here to to access assessing information, such as assessor cards, at no cost to users. 

Lead Water Service Pipes – 

There has been much discussion in our area and across the State of Michigan regarding health issues that people have experienced from consuming water that runs through lead water service pipes. The water systems in St. Joseph Charter Township were installed in the 70’s which is after the time that lead water services were used and lead was replaced with copper.     

Property Tax Payments – 

In order to keep you and our employees safe, we encourage you to mail your tax payments to the Township Hall at P.O. Box 147, St. Joseph, MI 49085 OR place them in the curbside drop box or the drop box slit to the left of the main entrance door at the Township Hall. Both drop boxes are secured - locked and under surveillance. If you would like a receipt, please include a self-addressed and stamped envelope and a receipt will be mailed to you.

TextMyGov -

The Township has launch TextMyGov as an additional method of communication for our St. Joseph Charter Township residents. 

Using the regular messaging app on any smartphone, the smart texting technology allows residents to ask questions and get immediate responses, find links to information on the Township's website, address problems, report issues and upload photos by texting (269)-421-4001. Click here to view flyer.

It also allows the Township to communicate information to residents in a timely manner.  To have updates texted to you: under messaging type in 91896 then type in SJCTOWNSHIP.  Click here to view flyer. 

Beginning January 14th, an icon that you may click on for further information on TextMyGov will be located on the lower right corner of the main page of the Township's Website.

Check out our Facebook page!

It's St. Joseph Charter Township with a picture of the hall.   Click https://www.facebook.com/St-Jo...to go directly.   If you "like" and "follow" you can be up on the latest happenings in the township.   You can also get information at https://www.facebook.com/SJTwp..., the St. Joseph Township Police Department.   Also check out our fire departments pages, https://www.facebook.com/Sjctf..., https://www.facebook.com/sjctf....

FOIA

For Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) please click on the following:

FOIA- Public Summary Of Procedures And Guidelines

FOIA- Procedures And Guidelines

FOIA-Request-Detailed-Cost-Itemization

FOIA-Request-for-Public-Records

FOIA-Public-Inspection-of-Records-Policy

Property Tax Information

Property tax information is available online at www.bsaonline.com.  Click on the big green check mark to set up an account.  Our information is listed under the Berrien County blue bar, click on "St. Joseph Charter Township", then "Click Here" on the next page, type in the address and follow directions.    Tax inquiries for property owners are free of charge for any property that they own.  All other inquiries are charged $3.00 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.  If you have any questions, please contact the Treasurer's Office at (269) 932-0269.

Master Plan

Master Plan Part 1 Of 4 2017

Master Plan Part 2 Of 4 2017

Master Plan Part 3 Of 4 2017

Master Plan Part 4 Of 4 2017

Updated May 17, 2022

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 Monthly

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

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

2022 Dates the Office will be Closed

Monday, January 3rd - New Year's Holiday

Friday, April 15th- Spring Holiday

Friday, May 27th & Monday, May 30th - Memorial Day Weekend

Friday, July 1st & Monday, July 4th - Fourth of July Weekend

Friday, September 2nd & Monday, September 5th - Labor Day Weekend

Thursday, November 24th & Friday, November 25th - Thanksgiving

Friday, December 23rd & Monday, December 26th - Christmas


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