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

Steve Tilly
Building Official
Bill Boyd
Deputy Clerk
Patti Knight
Deputy Treasurer
Mary Zwar
Chris Laski
Shane Soteriou
Nick Barker
Contract Staff
Electrical Inspector
Ken Simpson
Mechanical Inspector
Rod Wilder
Plumbing Inspector
Phyllis Centers
Shalice Northrop
Jim Straub - Straub, Seaman and Allen
John Olson


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Royalton Township - Saint Joseph, Michigan

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Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa Italy. He had a great desire to explore new territory and started traveling the seas when he was a young teenager. After years of travel and fruitless results, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain agreed to finance Columbus in his quest. In August of 1492 he left Spain and headed westward in hopes of finding new discoveries and acquiring great wealth. Columbus had a crew and three ships, the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria. Covering about 150 miles a day, the trip was long and arduous. The crew was afraid of sea monsters and grew more restless every day. Finally on October 12, 1492 Columbus found “a new world” but failed to find the riches he expected.




Today, Columbus Day is a public holiday in many parts of the United States. It is meant to be a remembrance of Christopher Columbus’ arrival to the Americas on October 12, 1492. In some communities special church services, parades and events are held. In Hawaii, Columbus Day is celebrated as Discoverers’ Day. It was first held in San Francisco in 1869. In 1937 Columbus Day became a holiday across the United States. Since 1971 it has been celebrated on the second Monday in October.




This year we celebrate Columbus Day on:

Monday, October 9, 2017






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. 



2017 Holiday Dates


New Year's Day - Tuesday, January 2, 2017

Spring Holiday - Friday, April 14, 2017

Memorial Day - Monday, May 29, 2017

Independence Day - Monday, July 3, 2017 and Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Labor Day - Monday, September 4, 2017

Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 23, 2017 and Friday, November 24, 2017

Christmas Holiday - Friday, December 22, 2017 and Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve - Friday, December 29, 2017






FOIA forms and information is located under the Zoning Page







Cleaning and Televising of the Sanitary Sewer Systems


Corby Energy Services has been contracted by the City of St. Joseph to investigate sections of the sanitary sewer system.  The first step in this project is root cutting and heavy cleaning of the sanitary sewer.  You will notice larger vehicles within the road ways.  These vehicles are used in the cleaning and televising operations of this project. 


You may see or hear back pressure of air in your commonde or drains when this work is occurring.  In order to minimize the possibility of discharge from your floor or sink drains, and/or commode during the use of this hydraulically propelled equipment, please cover all of your drains and sinks with a rag or plastic wrap, and close your commode cover.


The cleaning of the sewer with high pressure water will require using the water from the fire hydrants.  As a result of using the hydrants, the natural sediments in the water pipe lines are disturbed and may cause discoloration of the water while performing the work.  By running the water in the basement or bathtub, the discoloration clears.  DO NOT DO LAUNDRY.


Also, to prevent sewer odor from coming into your home, we suggest pouring a cup or two of water into each floor drain.  Because water evaporates over time, this should be done regularly as a preventative measure.


Work will be progressing in your area during the next two weeks.

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