How to determine if your property is in a Flood Hazard area

To determine if your property is within a FEMA flood hazard area, follow the link below to access an online portal provided by the FEMA Map Service Center to view preliminary map products for any State/County in the United States. 

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 Weekly Construction Updates

A lot of work is going on in Benton Harbor these days. Please take a moment to read about it in the document below.

If you have any project questions or would like to be added to the email list for project updates, please contact Eric Kamps of the project team at or (269) 926-4556.

Press Release – Advisory on Drinking Water

 Assessment Questions & Answers

What is a Poverty/Hardship Exemption? How do I qualify? And when do I file? What if I disagree with my assessment? Are there special benefits available to me as a homeowner?

Public Safety Department

We are here when you need us.

Benton Harbor Police Services

The Public Safety department seeks to prevent crime, violence, and fires by educating and building relationships with our community. If you have an emergency please call 911.

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Benton Harbor Fire Services

If you have an emergency please call 911. We provide fire safety, fire prevention and investigation, smoke detector usage, and information to keep our residents safe.

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Benton Harbor Code Compliance

Our combined codes ensure that structures are built safely, property is well maintained, and residents are granted permission for certain activities in a fair and equitable manner.

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City of Benton Harbor

Port of Opportunities

Community & Economic Development

The Community and Economic Development (CED) department strives to foster a better quality of life for Benton Harbor residents. Learn more about the Vacant Lot Revitalization Purchase Program and the Community Development Block Grant Program.

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City Assessor

Tax assessments are mailed out every year in February. Click below for information on your assessment, tax forms, and to view an assessing calendar. Through the Step Forward Michigan program, you may be eligible for an interest-free loan to assist you with tax payments if you have had a qualifying hardship.

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