Public Safety Department

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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

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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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Announcement Area

Be Heard! Be Counted!

The 2020 Census is critically important to Berrien County. Michigan stands to lose an estimated $1800 per person, per year, in federal support for programs that use Census Data.


New Rights for Michigan Voters

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: that a Presidential Primary Election will be held in the City of Benton Harbor within the County of Berrien, State of Michigan on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, for the purpose of electing Presidential candidates.


Facing Tax Foreclosure? Berrien County’s Treasurer Can Help!

St. Joseph, MI – Berrien County Treasurer Bret Witkowski is available to meet with property owners who are facing foreclosure due to unpaid property taxes. Those owing 2017 and prior year’s taxes are able to set up a monthly payment agreement with the Treasurer to avoid losing their property.


Important Information About Lead In Your Drinking Water

The City of Benton Harbor has been conducting ongoing testing of the City’s water supply in accordance with the regulations under the Lead and Copper Rule of the Drinking Water Act for the state of Michigan since October 2018.

Information is also available on the following websites:
MDEQ:  michigan.gov/deqleadpublicadvisory
Berrien County Health Department: bchdmi.org