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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Protect Yourself From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning




Residents are advised to be aware of the dangers associated with carbon monoxide poisoning. This issue is especially important during times of a power outage.




Carbon monoxide is an odorless and tasteless gas produced when fossil fuels such as coal, natural gas, kerosene and oil are burned. In only minutes deadly fumes can develop in enclosed spaces. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include headache, dizziness, confusion, fatigue, nausea, unconsciousness and can lead to death.




When using generators they must be placed outdoors and away from windows, doors or any area where the exhaust can vent back into a living environment. Never place a generator or any fuel powered device in a home or the attached garage.




Here are a few tips to help prevent carbon monoxide poisoning:




  • Never use generators, camp stoves or lanterns, or any alternate fuel burning devices in any location of a home or garage.

  • Follow the operating instructions for all fuel burning appliances.

  • Do not use the oven or stove to heat a home.

  • Never operate a vehicle inside a garage.

  • Do not sleep in a room with an un-vented gas or kerosene heater.

  • Have your furnace checked once every year.

  • Install a battery operated carbon monoxide detector in your home.




For more information about carbon monoxide poison visit:



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. 


2019 Holiday Dates - Township Office Closed


New Year's Day - Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Spring Holiday - Friday, April 19, 2019

Memorial Day - Monday, May 27, 2019

Independence Day - Thursday, July 4, 2019

Independence Day - Friday, July 5, 2019

Labor Day - Monday, September 2, 2019

Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 28, 2019

Thanksgiving - Friday, November 29, 2019

Christmas Eve - Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day - Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve - Tuesday, December 31, 2019



FOIA forms and information


located under the Zoning Page












Zoning Ordinances
Code of Ordinances


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