Election Notice

The 2020 Michigan Primary Election is August 4, 2020. Voters can show their support for the state and local leaders who they want to run in the general election in November.

The following City of Benton Harbor polling
locations are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.:

Benton Harbor High School
870 Colfax Avenue (library)
Benton Harbor, Michigan

Benton Harbor Public Library
213 E. Wall Street
Benton Harbor, Michigan

Benton Harbor High School
870 Colfax (Room #106)
Benton Harbor, Michigan

BH Housing Commission / Virginia Edwards Community Center
721 Nates Wells Sr. Drive
Benton Harbor, Michigan

Benton Harbor Water Quality: Update for Residents

In 2018, it was discovered that there was a problem with high lead levels in tap water in Benton Harbor. The City performed routine monitoring for lead and copper by sampling at homes connected to the Benton Harbor Water Supply and found that more than 10% of these samples exceeded the Action Level for lead. The samples collected in previous rounds did not have the same elevated results.
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Twin Cities Area Transportation Authority, also known as Dial-A-Ride, in Benton Harbor remains in operation but is urging riders, for now, to only use the bus service when it is absolutely necessary for trips to work for essential service providers, to pick up food or prescriptions, or to travel to emergency medical appointments not related to the coronavirus.

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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