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







Driving in the winter is very different than any other time of the year. Road hazards include ice, snow, reduced visibility, extreme cold conditions, pavement damage, fog, rain, strong winds, freezing windshields and the list goes on and on. This means that we need to adapt the way we drive. Different winter weather conditions create different hazards and every driver needs to be prepared for each road, traffic and weather condition. The following tips can help you cope better with the various seasonal weather related travel hazards:




  • Prepare your vehicle by having the anti-freeze tested and make sure all the lights are clean and working. Check your battery, wiper blades and windshield solvent. Tires should have proper tread depth and pressure. Always maintain your vehicle so all equipment is properly functioning.

  • Prepare and keep an emergency kit in your car that includes: tow rope or chain, shovel, first aid kit, warm clothing and a blanket, sand or kitty litter, flashlight, a communication device and any other items that may become essential for your situation.

  • Prepare for your journey and be ready to change your travel routes in order to avoid being stranded by weather related problems.

  • Prepare yourself by allowing extra time for possible mishaps and by packing extra food and water.



Winter driving can be very stressful so it is recommended that you stop to fill your car with fuel often, and use that time away from driving to relax. If you get stranded, don’t panic. Stay with your vehicle and use a mobile, cell or other phone or any other method of communication to contact help.




For current road conditions you may call the Michigan State Police Winter Travel Advisory Hotline at (800) 381-8477.  Please do not call the emergency 9-1-1 phone number to inquire about weather related matters.









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. 





2015 Holiday Dates



New Year’s Day  -      Thursday, January 1, 2015

                                 Friday, January 2, 2015


Spring Holiday   -       Friday, April 3, 2015


Memorial Day   -         Monday, May 25, 2015


Independence Day  -  Thursday, July 2, 2015

                                 Friday, July 3, 2015


Labor Day  -               Monday, September 7, 2015


Thanksgiving Day -     Thursday, November 26, 2015

                                 Friday, November 27, 2015


Christmas Eve  -         Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Day -          Friday, December 25, 2015


New Year’s Eve -        Thursday, December 31, 2015








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