Updated Sep 14, 2017


Eaton Park Closing -

Eaton Park will be close Friday-Sunday, September 15-17 for parking lot maintenance and will reopen on Monday September 18th.   Sorry for the inconvenience! 

Landfill Pass -

Passes for Orchard Hill Landfill in Watervliet will be available at the Township Hall beginning September 25.  Each property owner is eligible for 1 (one) pass for one of the following dates.

October 6 & 7                    October 13 & 14          October 20 & 21                October 27 & 28

Special Uses for R-2 Property Zoning Amendment:  At the September 5, 2017, St. Joseph Charter Township Board of Trustees meeting held at 3000 Washington Avenue, St. Joseph, MI at 6:00 pm, ordinance language was introduced to amend Special Uses for property in the R-2 (Residential 2) District.  Click here to view the proposed amendment.   

PLEASE BE AWARE OF SCAMS in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.   Click here to see how you can avoid becoming a victim.


Properties with even numbered addresses  may only water on even dates and properties with odd numbered addresses may only water on odd dates.   If your address ends in 0 you can water on even dates.   You may water newly planted grass, trees, or other plants daily for the first 30 days after planting. 



At the July 10, 2017, St. Joseph Charter Township Board of Trustees meeting, an ordinance was adopted for Regulation of Storm Water System Discharge.  A copy of the adopted ordinance amendment has been posted in the lobby at the Township Hall, 3000 Washington Ave., St. Joseph, MI 49085 or click here to view. 

Master Plan  -  St. Joseph Charter Township passed a big milestone July 10th when the Board of Trustees formally adopted the 2017 Master Plan.  Many township residents as well as officials and staff contributed to preparation of the Master Plan with the guidance of Wightman and Associates.  Michigan law requires that all municipalities that have zoning authority have a master land use plan and use it as the basis for zoning decisions.  The plan should be reviewed every five years to make sure that it meets current needs.  The master plan contains an implementation guide.  Areas to be addressed include community/place, transportation/connectivity, natural areas/recreation, and economic development. Click here to view.

Yard Waste - Place your yard waste in bins marked "Yard Waste" or in approved paper yard waste bags and place roadside on your scheduled trash day.  Please store collected waste on the side yard behind the front of your home or in back of your home - not in the front yard until your scheduled trash day.

A new Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Law went into effect on July 1, 2015. Please feel free to review the updated documents below, and if you have any questions, contact the Township Clerk at (269) 429-7703.

                                         FOIA Request Detailed Cost Itemization

                                         FOIA Procedures and Guidelines

                                         FOIA Public Inspection of Records Policy

                                         FOIA Public Summary of Procedures and Guidelines

                                         FOIA Request for Public Records

Property tax information is available online at https://www.is.bsasoftware.com. Our information is listed under “Berrien County Municipalities”. 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.

Updated Sep 14, 2017

Special Meetings

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.

2017 Dates the Office will be Closed

Monday, January 2nd - New Year's Day

Friday, April 14th - Spring Holiday

Friday, May 26th & Monday, May 29th - Memorial Day Weekend

Monday, July 3rd & Tuesday, July 4th - Fourth of July Weekend

Friday, September 1st & Monday, September 4th - Labor Day Weekend

Thursday, November 23rd & Friday, November 24th - Thanksgiving

Friday, December 22nd & Monday, December 25th - Christmas