Public Safety Department

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Police Services

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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Fire Services

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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Code Compliance

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

An advisory to the Drinking Water Customers of the City of Benton Harbor

Every three years, the City of Benton Harbor conducts testing of tap water in the City’s homes for lead and copper as required by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This summer, we collected water samples from thirty homes. Eight of those homes were above the Action Level of 15 parts per billion (ppb) for lead. The 90th percentile of samples was 22 ppb for lead.
Read more — COBH Public Advisory
For more information please view these documents:
Lead Poisoning Prevention BCHD
Lead In Drinking Water (EPA)
Cleaning Your Aerators
Resident Sampling Instructions (Lead and Copper)

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