Please be advised that Public Works staff continues to pick up Christmas trees throughout the month of January each year. Please place them out to the curb and assure they are not snow covered and are very visible to the driver.  It is always helpful if the resident calls Public Works at (269) 983-6341 or emails (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) advising that there is a Christmas tree at the curb in front of their home ready for pickup.

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A study was conducted by Soil and Materials Engineers, Inc. in mid-July, 2009.  This evaluation consisted of the existing coastal bluff along Lake Boulevard between Park Street and Water Street.  To read the report in its entirety, please click here

This is helpful contact information for the person or families moving to St. Joseph, Michigan and wishing to obtain information pertaining to who to contact and where to call by way of setting up your utilities, including gas, electric, telephone, cable, water/sewer, garbage/recycling, hospitals, schools, churches and Emergency Room.

The St. Joseph Fire Department and/or the St. Joseph Water Department periodically flow fire hydrants to check the function of the hydrants, to evaluate the firefighting water available from each hydrant, to monitor the condition of the water system, and to remove rust and other sediment from the water distribution system.

Census information for the City of St. Joseph is available online on the US Census Bureau's website. Please feel free to click the link below to access the City's current census data. If you have any additional questions about census data, please feel free to contact the City and we will be happy to help you.

The Water Department Customer Service Office generates approximately 5,000 bills per month. In addition, they are responsible for processing payments, setting up new accounts, maintaining billing and payment records, arranging for final meter reads when service is terminated and arranging for shut-offs of delinquent accounts.

The City of St. Joseph is an ideal place for Senior Citizens. Within City limits, St. Joseph contains both the Whitcomb and Lakeview Terrace, which provide great housing opportunities for Senior Citizens downtown. St. Joseph's downtown shopping district is very senior accessible and provides a fun, friendly, family atmosphere. In addition, the St. Joseph area also has an excellent health care system that fares very well nationally. If you have any further questions about Senior Citizens in St. Joseph please contact the City and we will be happy to address your concerns.

The St. Joseph-Lincoln Senior Center is your source for senior transportation, trips, educational program, central meeting place for games, medical equipment loan closet, and more.  

The City of St. Joseph provides weekly rubbish collection by contracting services with Best Way Disposal along with bi-weekly curbside recycling.

The Berrien County Health Department offers a variety of clinics to the public.

payonline3Summer tax bills are due July 1, but are payable through September 15 without penalty. Summer taxes not paid by September 15 are assessed a 4% penalty. Winter tax bills are due December 1, but are payable through February 14 without penalty. Winter taxes not paid by February 14 are assessed a 3% late fee.

Property Assessments are done by the City Assessor. If you have any questions regarding property value or your assessment, please feel free to contact the City Assessor using the contact information located on their webpage and we will be happy to help you.

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In addition to City-provided rubbish collection, Berrien County provides an annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection program

Our commitment to the community includes a commitment to its future. That's why our residents place such a strong value on educating the youth of St. Joseph. From our award winning public school system, to our quality private schools and our area continuing education institutions, St. Joseph offers a rich variety of educational opportunities.

The City publishes 6 newsletters annually. The newsletter is called "City Connection" and is distributed through US Postal mail. This newsletter is a very important communication piece for our residents. The City newsletter is created by the Communications and Marketing Department. If you wish to see older newsletters or have any questions about the City newsletter please feel free to use the contact information provided on the Communications and Marketing webpage and we will be happy to assist you.

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