Updated Sep 21, 2023

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.  
  • The Township also sends information to its Facebook page at St. Joseph Charter Township

 As part of the work in preparation of a three-year, $204 million investment to rebuild I-94 between Benton Harbor and Stevensville, MDOT has closed the Washington Ave. bridge over I-94 for deck patching, joint replacement, epoxy overlay, and surface coating.  The bridge will remain closed through September 2nd.  Detours have been posted on Maiden Lane, Lincoln Avenue and Vineland Rd.

United Way is offering seniors, age 60 and older, who can’t perform yard work or afford to pay for services, the opportunity to have a team of volunteers come on November 9th.  Seniors are helped on a first-come, first-served basis, dependent on the number of volunteers available.  To sign up for assistance or to volunteer go to https://www.uwsm.org/rake-a-difference .

Traffic will be down to one lane and backups are expected today through Friday the 29th, on Niles Rd. from I-94 to the light at Washington Ave. for an MDOT milling and paving project.

Electronic Meeting Notices -

Board of Trustees September 11, 2023 Noon Workshop Meeting – Click here to view meeting notice

Join Zoom Meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85821449780?pwd=UjhBQVZMSHMzc09zN1pSc3lqaXArQT09

Board of Trustees September 11, 2023 Regular 6:00 p.m. Meeting – Click here to view meeting notice

Join Zoom Meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83164638844?pwd=eDA3c1RQeGZ5R3Y1clNDWWsxVCtOZz09

Planning Commission Meeting September 12, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. - Click here to view notice

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 845 9712 7782

Passcode: 727794

Notice from Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) RE:  Pet Waste in Storm Sewer System -

Click here to view the notice 

2023 Recycling Events for Berrien County Residents - 

Click here to view schedule of events 

Municipal Civil Infractions Ordinance Adopted –

The following ordinance was approved and adopted at the October 3rd Board of Trustees meeting and will become effective January 1, 2023.

Click here to view the ordinance as adopted.

Dog License - 

Due to procedure changes, dog licenses are no longer available at St. Joseph Charter Township Hall and may now be purchased through Berrien County Animal Control.  Licenses may be purchased in  person at 1400 S. Euclid Ave., Benton Harbor or on-line at berriencounty.org click on departments then animal control.  If you have any questions regarding dog licenses you may reach Berrien County Animal Control at 269-927-5648.

Assessing Information Is Now Available Online -  

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

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




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 Sep 21, 2023

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.

2023 Dates the Office will be Closed

Monday, January 2nd - New Year's Holiday

Friday, April 7th- 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

Monday, December 25th & Tuesday, December 26th - Christmas