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Notice of Remote Bid Opening for Addendum No. 1 1015 Niles Avenue Demolition Project
To view the Notice of Remote Bid Opening for Addemdum No. 1 1015 Niles Avenue, please click here.
Notice of Remote Bid Opening for Refrigeration Compressor replacement, Howard Ice Arena
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Water Sewer Joint Operating Board Meeting Cancelled April 8th
Please be advised that the Water Sewer Joint Operating Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 8th at 4:00 p.m. has been cancelled. Click here to view the notice.
Designation of Critical Infrastructure Workers 03312020
To view the Designation of Critical Infrastructure Workers pursuant to Executive Order 2020-21, please click here.
Best Way Disposal COVID-19 Collection Service Update
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Public Housing Coordinator
The St. Joseph Housing Commission is accepting resumes for the Public Housing Coordinator position.Read more ...
Special Pickup Program Suspension
In response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic and the related Executive Order No. 2020-21, which temporarily requires the suspension of activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life, the City of St. Joseph Trash Collection - Special Pickup Program for large or bulky items has been suspended through April 30, 2020.
Brush Collection Notice
In response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic and the related Executive Order No. 2020-21, which temporarily requires the suspension of activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life, the City of St. Joseph Brush Collections scheduled for the weeks of April 6-10 and May 4-8, 2020 have been canceled.
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The Inspection Department processes all permits and performs all inspections for Building, Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing activities within the City.
Chief Building Official:
Code Enforcement Officer:
Address: 700 Broad Street
Phone: (269) 983-1212
Fax: (269) 985-0347
St. Joseph enforces the following code editions:
- 2015 Michigan Building Code
- 2015 Michigan Residential Code
- 2017 Michigan Electrical Code Part 8 (NFPA 70 2017)
- 2015 Michigan Mechanical Code
- 2015 Michigan Plumbing Code
- 2015 Michigan Energy Code
- 2009 Uniform Fire Code
- 2015 International Property Maintenance Code
You may purchase code books through the Michigan.gov website using the link: https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-89334_10575_17550-234789--,00.html
Additionally, you may view online access to the International and Michigan Codes for FREE at https://codes.iccsafe.org/public/collections/I-Codes
Building Permits must be obtained from the Inspection Department before beginning any construction, remodeling, mechanical, electrical, or plumbing work. Purely cosmetic (non-structural) changes such as painting or flooring, may not require a permit.
Please be sure to include ALL necessary documentation when submitting plans for review. For Building Permits, please be sure to include two full size sets of blueprints and a digital copy. Site plans are required for most building permits.
If you have any questions about these topics, please contact the City and staff will be happy to help you.
Applications, Forms and Processes - (Fillable Forms)
- Plumbing Permit
- Code Restrictions for Plumbing Equipment
- Downtown Dumpster Permit Form
- Dumpster Permit
- Pre-Demolition Utility Disconnect Form
- Construction Board of Appeals Application
- 2020 Construction Board of Appeals (CBOA) Meeting Schedule
Rental Program and Permits
Administration, scheduling, and inspection of all rental properties is processed through the Inspection Department:
- Rental Inspection Ordinance
- Rental Registration for Minimum One Month Stay Rental Form
- Rental Registration for Short Term Rental Form
- Conditional Use Permit - Short Term Rental
Property Maintenance Program
The Property Maintenance Program is designed to be implemeted over a rotating 6-year period, with different neighborhoods of the City being inspected each year. Within each Focus Area the Code Enforcement Officer inspects every property and identifies those which have deficiencies, as defined by the International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC, 2015 Edition).
Individual inspections may also be made outside the Focus Area rotation when needed.
The City Commission adopted the IPMC under Section 8-96 of the Code of Ordinances. It is the stated intent of the IPMC to “ensure the public health, safety and welfare insofar as they are affected by the continued occupancy and maintenance of structures and premises. Structures and premises that do not comply with these provisions are required to be altered or repaired to provide a minimum level of health and safety.”
To view theInternational Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) please click this link https://codes.iccsafe.org/public/document/IPMC2015
Property Maintenance Board of Appeals (PMBOA)
Applications, Forms and Processes - (Fillable Forms)
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Office Hours at City Hall
Monday – Friday:
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- 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