Other Township Officials
Roger Seely - Supervisor Gary Bluschke - Trustee Jerry Jones - Building Official/Ordinance Officer
Denise Cook - Clerk Chuck Garlanger - Trustee Sue Rice - Assessor
Dave Vonk - Treasurer Ron Griffin - Trustee Ross Bates - Chief of Police
Tim Fenderbosch - Manager Melissa Hahn - Trustee
3000 Washington Ave.
P.O. Box 147
Saint Joseph MI 49085-0147
Phone (269) 429-7703
Fax (269) 429-2079
Administrative office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm (except holidays).
Jerry Jones - Building Official
Tiffeny Buist - Administrative Assistant
Ken Simpson - Electrical Inspector
Ed Wainwright - Plumbing & Mechanical Inspector
The Building Department is here for you and the safety of our Township
construction projects require
building permits. The reason for a building permit is simply to insure that all construction projects are done
according to the applicable codes. The most important item considered is that all projects are safe.
The State of Michigan requires all local jurisdictions to inspect
projects for total assurance that you and your family
are kept safe and are not subjected to substandard or faulty construction. We are here to serve you and please feel
free to contact us with any constructions, concerns, or questions.
must be obtained from the Building Department before beginning any
construction, remodeling, mechanical, electrical,
or plumbing work. Purely cosmetic (non-structural) changes such as painting are exempt.
Rental Properties must be registered within the Township and inspected every two years.
- If you are the tenant of a rental property, please contact this
department if you have any property
concerns involving your rental. (i.e. no heat, no hot water, etc.) We will contact the landlord on your behalf to ensure that any code
violations are corrected promptly.
Building Department Forms Available On-Line:
With the building boom still in full swing, Building Department employees are working hard to keep up with the
inspection requests, plan reviews, permit issuances, code questions, etc.
To cut down on delays, please be sure to include ALL necessary documentation when submitting plans for review.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Building
Department and we will be happy to assist you
New Construction within St. Joseph Charter Township
Construction of the new Orthodontics Office at the corner of
Niles Rd and Ansley Dr.
New home being constructed on South Lakeshore Dr.
The Building Department currently does not have Code Books for sale.
We suggest that you purchase them directly from the State of Michigan:
Michigan Department of Consumer & Industry Services
Bureau of Construction Codes
P.O. Box 30255
Lansing MI 48909