Updated Aug 5, 2020

On Friday, July 10th , the Governor signed Executive Order 2020-147 that goes into effect Monday, July 13th. The basics of this order are: 1. Face coverings are required in public places and if a person does not comply they can be charged with a misdemeanor and a fine of up to $500. 2. Face coverings are required in crowded outdoor spaces where people are unable to maintain 6 feet of social distancing. Again, those who don’t comply can be charged with a misdemeanor and a fine of up to $500. 3. Businesses or places that serve the public must refuse entry to those who do not wear a face covering. If the business does not comply they can face a suspension of license(s). To comply with the latest Executive Order, beginning Monday the 13th, the entrance to Township Hall will be locked. We encourage you to use the drive-up drop box at the front of the Hall if you simply need to drop off an item. If you need further assistance you will need to bring your cell phone with you and call 269-429-7703 from your automobile. You will be asked if you are willing to wear a face covering in order to enter the Hall. If not, one of our office staff members will meet you at your automobile.

New Drop Box

Check out our NEW drive-up drop box! It is located in the parking lot in front of the Township Hall.  The box is secure and under video surveillance.  The box may be used for tax payments, election applications, ballots, or any type or correspondence to the Township.

Like our walk-up drop box, it will be checked frequently. 

Township Hall Lobby Not Open For Regular Business Election Day, Tuesday, August 4 – 

The Township has seen an increase in requests for absentee ballots amounting to twice as many as normal. Due to this increase in absentee ballots and the Governor’s requirement to social distance, the space at the Township Hall normally used to process absentee ballots will not be  large enough.  To accommodate the current needs, in house voting for Precinct 3 at the Township Hall will take place in the front lobby area rather than the Board Meeting Room.  The Township Hall will be closed to the public for everything with the exception of voting on Election Day.   Two Absent Voter Counting Boards will be set up in the Board Meeting Room to process absentee ballots.

Notice of Electronic Planning Commission Meeting

The Ordinance Revisions Workshop with Chris Khorey will be from 5:30 to 6:25.

The monthly Planning Commission Meeting will be on the same Zoom link starting at 6:30.

Topic: St. Joseph Charter Twp Planning Commission Time: Aug 11, 2020 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

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Road Work In Township -

Per the Berrien County Road Department, Reith and Riley will begin the road maintenance HMA application project on the Tucker Dr. Subdivision west of Lincoln Ave. Monday, August 3rd.  This project is expected to last a week.  Roads included in the project:  Tucker, Westwood, Heights, Field, Wadena, McLin, Carley and Valley.

Notice of Township Property Sale - 537 Manitou

 The Township Board approved advertising for sale an approximate 1.06 acre parcel at Manitou Rd.  Click here for further information.

Township Board of Trustees Special Zoom Meeting June 23th

Click here for additional information 

National Night Out - Date Change

The date for National Night Out will be changed in 2020. Click here for further information.


Updates on the Census response rate as of May 10th, show that 78.9% of St. Joseph Charter Township residents have completed the census. If you have not already completed your Census information, we urge you to do so.  Every household’s response makes a difference! 

There are three ways to complete the census:

1.  Online 

2.  By Phone

3.  By Mail 

Planning Commission Zoning Ordinance Update Discussions Open to the Public

Click here for 7/11/19 revisions to the timeline for zoning ordinance updates.

Zoning Update

The Township has recently been made aware of misinformation that has been published regarding rezoning of properties.  The Township is currently working on a zoning ordinance update, and the purpose of the current zoning update is to achieve a more user-friendly document to work in accordance with the recently completed master plan.  At this time, there is no proposed rezoning of any particular parcel.  However, if at any time rezoning of parcels would be proposed, first a public hearing would be announced and held at the Township Hall.  

Parks & Recreation Plan Update

Please click here to see pages 1-50 of the Parks & Recreation Plan.  Please click here to see pages 51-102.

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....


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

FOIA- Public Summary Of Procedures And Guidelines

FOIA- Procedures And Guidelines




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 $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.  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 Aug 5, 2020

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.

2020 Dates the Office will be Closed

Friday, April 10th- Spring Holiday

Friday, May 22nd & Monday, May 25th - Memorial Day Weekend

Friday, July 3rd & Monday, July 6th - Fourth of July

Friday, September 4th & Monday, September 7th - Labor Day Weekend

Thursday, November 26th & Friday, November 27th - Thanksgiving

Thursday, December 24th & Friday, December 25th - Christmas

Friday, January 1st - New Year's Day