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


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Royalton Township - Saint Joseph, Michigan

Latest News


Thanksgiving - Turkey Fryers 






It is no surprise that Thanksgiving is the most prevalent day of the year for fires related to cooking. Many people will be using a turkey fryer that uses oil, some for the first time. Other people have experience and know how dangerous they can be. The popular cooking method requires placing the turkey in gallons of oil, heated by propane. These types of oil fryers have a high risk of tipping over, overheating and/or spilling hot oil that causes fires and burn related injuries. When the oil comes into contact with the fire source, the fryers instantly become a violent and out of control torch. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) finds these oil fryers to be unsafe by even the experienced and cautious consumers. Consider using an oil-less fryer for greater fire safety. Have a fun and safe Thanksgiving.













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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