The City of St. Joseph is always looking for, and greatly appreciates, individuals and groups who would like to volunteer their time for park service. If you would like to inquire about volunteering some of your time for park service please contact the Director of Public Works and Service by using the contact information located on their webpage; or call (269)-983-6341. Thank you very much for your interest in volunteering for the City of St. Joseph.

St. Joseph Public Safety Department
Phone: 269-985-0300

If you need to file a police report, they are available from the Public Safety Department on the first floor of City Hall (700 Broad Street). If you have any questions or concerns about filing a police report please feel free to contact the Public Safety Department at 985-0300 from 8AM to 5PM, Monday through Sunday.

The Volunteer section is a list of FAQs under the How Do I? heading that would start with the phrase "How do I volunteer...?". Listed below you will find links of these FAQs that will redirect you to the area of the website with the answer to your question. If you have any further concerns or questions about this particular section or the questions it contains please feel free to contact the City (269-983-5541) and we will be happy to assist you.

The Request section is a list of FAQs under the How Do I? heading that would start with the phrase "How do I request...?". Listed below you will find links of these FAQs that will redirect you to the area of the website with the answer to your question. If you have any further concerns or questions about this particular section or the questions it contains please feel free to contact the City (269-983-5541) and we will be happy to assist you.

The Report section is a list of FAQs under the How Do I? heading that would start with the phrase "How do I report...?". Listed below you will find links of these FAQs that will redirect you to the area of the website with the answer to your question. If you have any further concerns or questions about this particular section or the questions it contains please feel free to contact the City (269-983-5541) and we will be happy to assist you.

The Reserve/Rent section is a list of FAQs under the How Do I? heading that would start with the phrase "How do I reserve/rent...?". Listed below you will find links of these FAQs that will redirect you to the area of the website with the answer to your question. If you have any further concerns or questions about this particular section or the questions it contains, please feel free to contact Public Works through email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling (269)-983-6341. 

The Register section is a list of FAQs under the How Do I? heading that would start with the phrase "How do I register...?". Listed below you will find links of these FAQs that will redirect you to the area of the website with the answer to your question. If you have any further concerns or questions about this particular section or the questions it contains please feel free to contact the City (269-983-5541) and we will be happy to assist you.

The Purchase section is a list of FAQs under the How Do I? heading that would start with the phrase "How do I purchase...?". Listed below you will find links of these FAQs that will redirect you to the area of the website with the answer to your question. If you have any further concerns or questions about this particular section or the questions it contains, please feel free to contact the City online or call the Clerk's Office at (269)-983-6325.

The Pay section is a list of FAQs under the How Do I? heading that would start with the phrase "How do I pay...?". Listed below you will find links of these FAQs that will redirect you to the area of the website with the answer to your question. If you have any further concerns or questions about this particular section or the questions it contains, please feel free to contact the City online or call the Clerk's Office at (269)-983-6325.

Please note: There is a convenience fee for these 3rd party payment services. For payment by credit or debit cards the convenience fee is 3% ($2 minimum). For payment by E-checking there is a flat $3 convenience fee for up to $10,000; $10.00 for amounts over $10,000. 

The Look Up section is a list of FAQs under the How Do I? heading that would start with the phrase "How do I look up...?". Listed below you will find links of these FAQs that will redirect you to the area of the website with the answer to your question. If you have any further concerns or questions about this particular section or the questions it contains please feel free to contact the City (269-983-5541) and we will be happy to assist you.

The File section is a list of FAQs under the How Do I? heading that would start with the phrase "How do I file...?". Listed below you will find links of these FAQs that will redirect you to the area of the website with the answer to your question. If you have any further concerns or questions about this particular section or the questions it contains please feel free to contact the City (269-983-5541) and we will be happy to assist you.

The Contact section is a list of FAQs under the How Do I? heading that would start with the phrase "How do I contact...?". Listed below you will find links of these FAQs that will redirect you to the area of the website with the answer to your question. If you have any further concerns or questions about this particular section or the questions it contains please feel free to contact the City (269-983-5541) and we will be happy to assist you.

The Apply For section is a list of FAQs under the How Do I? heading that would start with the phrase "How do I apply for...?". Listed below you will find links of these FAQs that will redirect you to the area of the website with the answer to your question. If you have any further concerns or questions about this particular section or the questions it contains please feel free to contact the City (269-983-5541) and we will be happy to assist you.

Please call the Berrien County Dispatch at 269-926-2538 for a non-emergency issues or if you see suspicious activity.

Special pick-ups are intended for the removal of over-sized items that cannot be collected with the regular rubbish collection. We cannot take any hazardous items (such as chemicals, solvents, oil-based paint, refrigerators, air conditioners, broken glass, or boards with nails) in a special pick-up.

The Whirlpool Compass Fountain runs on a set schedule throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall for use by the general public. The current hours for the Whirlpool Compass Fountain are displayed here:  

The City of St. Joseph holds numerous events throughout the year. Some good places to look for events in St. Joseph are in the yearly calendar, newsletters, news stream, and also through St. Joseph Today. If you have any questions regarding events in the City of St. Joseph please feel free to contact the City and we will be happy to assist you.

If you would like to learn more about your Property Taxes please feel free to visit the Property Taxes information webpage. If you still have further questions about Property Taxes please feel free to contact the Finance Department using the contact information located on their webpage and someone will be happy to assist you.

To inquiry about the value of your home or property please use the contact information located on the City Assessor’s webpage and we will be glad to assist you with any questions you may have.

Utility information, such as water rates, forms, or how to pay water bills are located under the Utility Billing Department web page. Water quality reports can be found under the Utility Services Department. Further contact information specifically about the Water Department can be found on their web page located here. If you are trying to inquire about other utilities such as electricity, the website for the local provider Indiana Michigan Power is located here. If you have any questions regarding Utility Information please feel free to contact the City and we will be happy to help you.

Bid Opportunities and Awards will be typically found in the Latest News as well as in Public Hub, which will show the bid and the results, if applicable.  Bids that are open will also be periodically listed on the news feed of the website. If you have any further questions about bids and awards, please feel free to contact the City and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.

Many of the City's facilities and parks can be rented out to individuals. These include, but are not limited to: the Howard Bandshell, facillites located at Lions Park Beach, the John and Dede Howard Ice Arena, and Riverview Park. If you have any questions about renting facilities, or want to fill out a form requesting a facility rental, please feel free to visit the City Clerk's webpage

Dog licenses are available from the St. Joseph City Treasurer's Office beginning December 1 through February 28 for male and female dogs. After March 1, dog licenses are only available at the County Treasurer's Office, Administration Center, 701 Main Street, St. Joseph or the Animal Control Dog Warden's Office in Berrien Center (fees increase after February 28). Kennel licenses, covering up to 10 dogs, may also be purchased at the Animal Control Dog Warden's Office. If you have any questions regarding Dog licenses please feel free to contact the City at (269)-983-6325.

Dog License Information and Rates

The Inspection Department manages all administration, scheduling, and inspection of rental properties. Permits and applications regarding registering rental properties are available on the Inspection Department webpage. If you have any further questions or concerns about rental registration or inspection feel free to contact the Inspection Department located here by phone, e-mail, or in-person and we will be happy to help you.

You can apply for a Vending License using forms provided under the City Clerk’s web page. If you would like to read the Vending Ordinance please go to the City Code of Ordinances. If you have any additional questions about applying for a Vending License please feel free to contact the City Clerk’s office using the contact information on their webpage and we will be happy to help you.

Building Permits are managed by the Inspection Department. If you require any other permits related to building or zoning they can be found under the Inspection Department page and the Zoning Department page. If you are still having trouble finding the proper permits please feel free to contact the Inspection Department through e-mail, phone, or visit and we will be happy to help you.

For St. Joseph City residents the easiest way to learn about upcoming elections is through the Elections and Voting webpage. The Elections and Voting webpage will be regularly updated with new election information. If you have more questions about upcoming elections please feel free to contact the City Clerk's office using the contact information located on their webpage and someone will be happy to address your concerns.

Any United States citizen who is at least 18 years of age by the date of the next election and who is a resident of Michigan and the City of St. Joseph may register to vote in the City of St. Joseph by completing a Voter Registration Application.

City forms are usually easily found on the website. Most will be located under individual department pages. However, if you cannot find a form please feel free to visit, call, or e-mail the City and we will be happy to help you find the correct form.

Employment opportunities will occasionally open up and will be posted on the news feed on the website. If you wish to serve on a Board or Commission please go to the City Clerk’s webpage to fill out an application. If you have any questions or want to request further information about employment with the City of St. Joseph please contact the Personnel Department at (269)-983-0443.

Reporting a concern can be done multiple ways. On the bottom of the website you can use the CONTACT US and REPORT IT! features. You may also report your concern by phone at 269-983-5541. If your concern deals with a specific department of the City, you may find the Departments page useful, which lists all the departments of the city. Clicking a department on that page should give you all the appropriate contact information. If your concern is an emergency and requires emergency personnel please call 911.

To sign-up for e-mail notifications regarding the City please feel free to sign-up for the City Newsletter on the home page (right-hand side) of the website. You may also find more news and events in the City by viewing the City Calendar and also by periodically looking at the City's news feed on the website. If you want to view older newsletters please view the Communications and Marketing Department webpage. If you have further questions about e-mail notifications please contact the City and we will be happy to assist you.

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