Study Session - Tuesday, March 28th at 5:30 pm
Please be advised that there will be a Study Session this evening at 5:30 pm.Read more ...
Attention: St. Joseph Charter Township Water Customers
St. Joseph Charter Township water customers should please disregard water billing notices dated March 23, 2017, which were misaddressed to them due to a processing error at the printer.Read more ...
Request for Proposal (RFP) 2017 Lawn Mowing Contract
The City of St. Joseph wishes to hire a local contractor to provide lawn mowing services as a part of the City’s property maintenance program. A strong commitment to provide timely and professional lawn mowing is required.Read more ...
Sewer Televising Work to Resume, Monday March 27th
Sewer Televising Work to Resume, Monday March 27th in the City of St. JosephRead more ...
Bid Results - Multi-Space Parking Pay Stations
Bid Tabulations for Multi-Space Parking Pay Stations (Bid opened March 21 at 3:00 pm).
Bid Results - Tree Planting
Bid Tabulations for City Right of Way (ROW) Tree Planting (Bid opened March 21 at 3:00 pm).
Bid Results - Park Street Bridge Traffic Improvements Project
Bid Results for Park Street Bridge Traffic Improvements Project (Bid opened March 22 at 3:00 pm).
Bid Results - Guernsey Court Drainage Repair
Bid Results for Guernsey Drainage Repair - Opened on March 22nd at 3:00 pm.
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Planning & Zoning Department
The primary mission of the Planning and Zoning Department is to work with property owners to ensure their plans comply with the City's Zoning Ordinance and other local ordinances. This involves processing applications for variances, special use permits, site plan reviews and other development issues.
Address: 700 Broad Street
Phone: (269) 983-1212
Fax: (269) 985-0347
Applications for Planning Commission or Zoning Board of Appeals: Under City ordinance, all applications requiring Planning Commission or Zoning Board of Appeals review must be submitted to staff, reviewed, and found to be administratively complete not less than twenty-four days before the next scheduled meeting date. It is best to submit applications well in advance of the deadline date to provide an opportunity for staff to review the application and, if necessary, for the applicant to remedy any deficiencies and the application to be re-reviewed. In some cases, it is necessary for the application to be revised more than once before it can be found administratively complete.
Applications that are not administratively complete on the required date, for any reason, cannot be placed on the meeting agenda. This applies to applications for Special Use Permits, Planned Unit Developments, variances, rezonings or other zoning ordinance amendments, sign variances, and sign special approvals. We strongly encourage all applicants to contact staff at an early date to discuss the details of their request and to help the applicant understand the procedure and the possible timeline for their application.
Planning Commission. The Planning Commission usually (but not always) meets on the first Thursday of the month at 4:30 PM in the City Commission Chambers. See the City Calendar for the current schedule. Click the following link to see the Planning Commission web page.
Zoning Application Forms
- Conditional Use Permit Application (PDF)
- Conditional Use Permit Application for Short Term Rentals (only) (PDF)
- Home Occupation Conditional Use Permit Application (PDF)
- Home Occupation Registration (PDF)
- Land Division Application (PDF)
- Planned Unit Development Application (PDF)
- Rezoning Application (PDF)
- Sign Variance Application (PDF)
- Special Use Permit Application (PDF)
- City of St. Joseph Comprehensive Master Plan 2008
Zoning Board of Appeals The Zoning Board of Appeals usually (but not always) meets on the third Thursday of the month at 4:30 PM in the City Commission Chambers. See the City Calendar for the current schedule. Click the following link to view the Zoning Board of Appeals web page.
Variance Application (PDF)
If you have any questions about these topics, please contact the Planning/Zoning Department and we will be glad to help you.
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- Population - 8,365
- City Employees - 81
- City Budget - $22.8 million
- City S.E.V. - $531,397,117 Avg.
- Residential True Cash Value - $199,000
- Square Miles - 4.4
- City Charter - Approved 1928
- Commercial S.E.V. - 96 million
- Industrial S.E.V. - 35 million
- Residential S.E.V. - 395 million
- Tax Millage - 16.5344