Are You New to Shoreham Village?

Welcome to Shoreham Village! We hope you get to meet your neighbors soon. Below are a few questions new residents might have.

  1.  All villages in the State of Michigan are located within a township (for us, it’s St. Joseph Charter Township). We are a separate municipality, however,
    with our own ordinances and governing body. We were chartered as a home-rule village in 1930; today we have about 950 residents.
  2. Shoreham residents pay township taxes (due September & February) and village taxes (1 mill due September only).
  3. Police protection is provided by the St. Joseph Charter Township Police Department, fire protection by the St. Joseph Charter Township Volunteer
    Fire Department.
  4. Trash is collected every Tuesday by Best Way Disposal; recycling is collected every other Tuesday.  Yard waste is collected every Tuesday, April through November.  Best Way provides trash cans & recycling containers.  For questions, call 463-3232.
  5. Shoreham residents enjoy 2 free “large-item” pick-ups a year, May and October.
  6. Building permits are required for fences, decks, pools, outbuildings, & other home improvements.  Call the Building Inspector,
    Troy Gano, at 429-7703.
  7. We have a park for Village residents, located off Wissing Lane, with tennis courts, ball field, picnic area,   walking/jogging path,  playground and pavilion.
  8. Snowplowing is provided on all Village roads by our contractor, so we enjoy cleared roads sooner than most!  (South Lakeshore Drive is a state highway).
  9. The Village Hall is located on Brown School Road, just west of Garden Lane.  We don’t have regular office hours, as we have no paid staff. Our Village Clerk is usually at the office every Wednesday from 10 am – 2 pm. It is best to call  first. The Clerk is also a Notary Public and will be happy to notarize anything for free if you are a resident. Your Village Council meets there at 7:30 PM on the 2nd Wednesday of each month –you’re welcome to attend!
  10. Shoreham depends heavily on volunteers…to manage the park, oversee public safety matters, road administration,   shoreline monitoring, etc.   Your help is welcome!


Telephone Numbers You Might Need

Indiana-Michigan Power (AKA AEP) 1-800-311-6424
Michigan Gas 1-800-401-6451
Direct TV 1-877-771-8807
Comcast TV 1-800-203-5915
Dish Network 1-844-718-5758
St. Joseph Schools (Admin Bldg) 269-982-4633
St. Joseph School Superintendent 269-926-3100
St. Joseph Lincoln Senior Center 269-429-7768
St. Joseph Charter Township 269-925-8069
St. Joseph Township Public Works 269-429-8113
Harding’s (2844 Niles Road) 269-983-4103
LaPerla Produce (1231 Pipestone) 269-934-8813
Martin’s Supermarket (2121 S. Cleveland) 269-684-2263
Meijer (5019 Red Arrow Highway) 269-556-2400
Roger’s Foodland (4039 Hollywood Road) 269-429-9961
Walgreen’s (1260 Hilltop Road) 269-983-0815
Walgreen’s (2485 Glenlord Road) 269-429-7044
Best Way Disposal 269-463-3232


Village Council Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Village Hall, located at 2120 Brown School Road. The public is always welcome to attend any meeting of the Village Council.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  The February meeting of the Council has been changed from February 14 to February 21, 2018.


The next meeting of the Planning Commission will be on the first Wednesday of  every third month.  So, the 2018 schedule is 2/7/2018, 5/2/2018, 8/1/2018 and 11/7/2018. All meetings are at the Village Hall and will begin at  7:00 pm.


Nothing upcoming at this time.


The Village of Shoreham is located at 2120 Brown School Road in Shoreham Village, Michigan. The office phone number is 269-429-8560 and now, if the phone call  is unanswered,  the voice message will go directly to the Clerk’s phone and email.