Royalton Township
980 Miners Rd.,
Saint Joseph, MI. 49085

Office hours:
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday, except on designated holidays.
Phone: 269-429-2501
Fax: 269-429-8373

Staff Members
Jim Soteriou
Building Official
Bill Boyd
Deputy Clerk
Patti Knight
Deputy Treasurer
Mary Zwar
Chris Laski
Shane Soteriou

Contract Staff
Electrical Inspector
Ken Simpson
Mechanical Inspector
Rod Wilder
Plumbing Inspector
Ed Wainwright
Barb Cheek
Jim Straub - Straub, Seaman and Allen
John Olson


Welcome to

Royalton Township - Saint Joseph, Michigan

Latest News









NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that The Public Accuracy Test for the August 5, 2014 Primary Election has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 23, 2014,at 9:00 AM in the Royalton Township Hall located at 980 Miner’s Road, St. Joseph, Michigan.


The Public Accuracy Test is conducted to demonstrate that the computer program used to record and count the votes cast at the election meets the requirements of law.


Persons with special needs, as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act, should contact the Township Clerk at 980 Miner’s Road, St. Joseph, MI 49085, 429-2501, 8 AM – 5 PM Mon-Fri.



William A. Foust

Royalton Township Clerk






Summer Safety Reminders




Summer means it is time for school to be out of session for the summer and children being outdoors. With the activities of the summer season it is important to keep several basic safety practices in mind. Much effort has been put forth to inform of the importance to protect our skin from the damaging rays of the sun. Remember to use sun block, sun screen or whatever you choose. Other items to remember are:


  1. When taking road trips make sure everyone is wearing seat belts.

  2. Make sure infant and toddlers are in appropriate car seats.

  3. Parents – make sure you know where your children are.

  4. Kids – tell your parents where you are going and never trust strangers.

  5. Be extra careful at camp fires, around pools, lakes and water activities.

  6. Wear protective gear like helmets, pads and gloves while playing sports.

  7. Be careful while mowing the lawn. Injuries are common in the summer.

  8. Ride a bike with traffic.

  9. When walking on a road always face oncoming traffic.

  10. Use something while outside in the evening to defend against bug bites.


Have a great summer, enjoy your favorite event and be safe.














Click on the link below for important information on how the municipalities in Cass and Berrien Counties are working together to ensure cleaner and safer water in the Lower St. Joseph River Watershed.

Lower St. Joseph River Watershed


Royalton Township Lift Stations are equipped with a warning light to acknowledge a possible equipment malfunction.  If the red light on a sewer lift station is on, please call the Township immediately at 429-2501, or call Chris Laski, Maintenance Department on cell phone number 876-6152, or 369-3804, or 876-6149.  Thank you!

Beginning May 14, 2005, Royalton Township Board adopted an amendment to Ordinance Number 25, "Water Rate Ordinance", which addresses Water Conservation Regulations.  This amendment allows for lawn sprinkling using municipal (city) water on days that coincide with your address.  Properties with 'even' number ending addresses (example - 1436) may use water from the public water system for the purpose of sprinkling only on 'even' numbered calendar days, and residents whose address ends in 'odd' numbers (example - 295) may use water from the public water system for the purpose of sprinkling only on 'odd' numbered calendar days.  Properties without an assigned address are considered 'odd' numbered for the purpose of this ordinance.

Exemptions for this rule are for newly planted grass, trees, and other plants for the first 30 days following planting.  Further, sprinkling of vegetable gardens is exempt from this section of the ordinance.  Also, 'sprinkling' shall not include drip irrigation systems, the use of a container such as a watering can or pitcher, or the use of hose equipment with a spring-loaded shutoff device that automatically stops the flow of water if the hose is left unattended. 


2014 Holiday Dates



New Year’s Day  -      Wednesday, January 1, 2014


Spring Holiday   -       Friday, April 18, 2014


Memorial Day   -         Monday, May 26, 2014


Independence Day  -  Thursday, July 3, 2014

                                    Friday, July 4, 2014


Labor Day  -                Monday, September 1, 2014


Thanksgiving Day -     Thursday, November 27, 2014

                                    Friday, November 28, 2014


Christmas Eve  -          Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Day -          Thursday, December 25, 2014


New Year’s Eve -       Wednesday, December 31, 2014






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