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
Shalice Northrop
Jim Straub - Straub, Seaman and Allen
John Olson


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Royalton Township - Saint Joseph, Michigan

Latest News



Making Summer Plans




Now that we are getting adjusted to Daylight Saving Time we can begin making plans and start enjoying those long awaited summer events. The Royalton Township Bicentennial Park, located at the corner of John Beers Road and Scottdale Road is available by reservation for Royalton Township residents. Work is continually performed at the pavilion and park property in an attempt to provide improvements, and keep everything orderly. The Bicentennial Park offers playground equipment for children to play on, plenty of paved parking, a covered pavilion with many picnic tables, comfortable seats by the playground equipment and large open green areas for games or your favorite outside activity. Modern bathrooms and a large kitchen with a food serving area are located in the pavilion.



A scenic nature trail is open for all residents. Access and parking for this trail is provided off Bacon School Road, just north of Fox Ridge Subdivision. From that area you can walk through the rustic path that leads all the way down to the St. Joe River. The trail will be open all summer during daylight hours. This natural rolling location offers a variety of features, includes vibrant wetlands, trees and vegetation with a spectacular mixture of wildflowers. Don’t forget your camera, as it is not uncommon for wild animals to make an appearance. Everyone is encouraged to enjoy the undisturbed beauty and exercise offered by this picturesque trail and serene river area.



The Tryon School facility is also available by reservation for any Royalton Township resident. This landmark building makes a perfect place to hold an assortment of gatherings.  A complete restoration of this historic building combines turn of the century charm with all the conveniences of today. You can find additional information for all these public properties and facilities by going to the "Township Services" header at the top of this page, and then click on "Parks". We ask that everyone who enjoys these Royalton Township facilities to please assist in keeping them clean.














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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