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


Welcome to

Royalton Township - Saint Joseph, Michigan

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A Very Special Day




Christmas Day is a sacred day for Christians to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. The observation is characterized in several different ways, based upon religious principles. It is customary during this time of the year for people to exchange gifts and food, assist the disadvantaged or contribute to charitable organizations. Christmas is one of the first known holidays that has been rejoiced for years all over the world. Many people enjoy the season by spending time with family and friends. Others decorate to suit their mood and by using symbols such as Christmas Trees, mythical figures like Santa Claus or some people display an impressive assortment of ornaments and festive lights.




Check out these fun and interesting facts about Christmas:




  • Christmas trees are also known as the Yule-tree.

  • Christmas trees were first decorated with food, like apples, nuts & berries.

  • Decorating Christmas trees originated in Germany.

  • Alabama was the first state in the U.S. to declare Christmas a legal holiday.

  • Electric Christmas tree lights were first used in 1895.

  • Santa keeps two lists for boys and girls. One list is for good children, who get toys and candy. The other list is for naughty children who get coal.

  • Rudolph is considered Santa’s 9th reindeer.

  • If you write Santa a letter and take it to the post office, Santa will use Christmas magic to pick it up and take it to his workshop at the North Pole.

  • Three towns in the U.S. are named Santa Claus. They are located in Georgia, Arizona and Indiana.




We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas


and a


 Happy New Year





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


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


2018 Holiday Dates


Christmas Eve - Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day - Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Eve - Monday, December 31, 2018


FOIA forms and information


located under the Zoning Page












Zoning Ordinances
Code of Ordinances


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