Updated Dec 1, 2020

COVID-19 Township Office Closing:  Due to the November 15, Emergency Order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Township offices will be closed November 17th at 5:01 p.m. through December 8, at 11:59 p.m.

Most Township employees will be working from home during this three-week shutdown.  Police and Fire services will continue as usual.

Please call or email if you have questions or need information.  The main telephone line will be answered  M-F from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with the exception of November 26 and 27 which are designated Thanksgiving holidays.  Employees will check emails and voicemail on a regular basis.  General Township Line (269) 429-7703, Building Inspector (269) 930-2453   Township General Email:  info@sjct.org  You may continue to send items via postal mail as the mail will be collected M-F.  We also encourage you to place correspondence or payment items in the large drop box at the curb or the drop box to the left of the Township Hall entrance.  Both boxes are secure  as they are locked and under camera surveillance.  The boxes will continue to be checked daily.

Thank you for your understanding as we work to keep our residents and employees healthy and safe.

Yard Waste - 

Just a reminder that yard waste pick up has been extended this year beyond the end of November.  Due to COVID, yard waste pick up started later than normal in the spring and will be extended this year through December 17th. 

Notice of Electronic Township Meetings - 

Notice of Electronic Board of Trustees Meeting - December 7, 2020

Click here for more information 

Noon Workshop - Click here to view agenda

Click here to join noon workshop zoom meeting.

6:00 p.m. Board Meeting - Click here to view agenda

Click here to join 6:00 p.m. Board Meeting 

Notice of Public Hearing to Consider a Request for Placing No Wake Buoys on the St. Joseph River. 

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Notice of Budget Public Hearing - 6:05 p.m. December 7, 2020

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Pinebrook Drain 

Attached is information concerning Pinebrook Drain which affects Manitou Rd.  

Click here for information.

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. 

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 Dec 1, 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