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CITY OF BENTON HARBOR: All City of Benton Harbor Public Buildings will be Closed to the General Public. This will be in Effect until April 13

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By Press release submission | Mar 26, 2020


City of Benton Harbor issued the following announcement.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the City of Benton Harbor will be taking the necessary preventive measures ordered by the Governor Whitmer in Executive Order 2020-21. 

The goal is to keep everyone safe and reduce exposure risks. EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2020, ALL CITY OF BENTON HARBOR PUBLIC BUILDINGS WILL BE CLOSED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. THIS WILL BE IN EFFECT UNTIL APRIL 13, 2020. ESSENTIAL OPERATIONS DEPARTMENTS The Public Safety Department and the Water Plant will operate normally with no interruption to services. However, the lobbies will be closed. 

Request for police reports can be made by email or by phone. The Water Payment Center will still be available to process payments and service requests. Water bill payments can be done online at or via the payment drop box in the front of City Hall. The drop box is secure and confidential. 

Payments should be placed in an envelope with your contact information. RFPs should be in an envelope addressed to the Clerk’s Office. Water shutoffs have been discontinued during this period. 

Water service turn-ons for occupied structures may be schedule through the Payment Center. There will be not additional costs for turn-ons. 

All other departments will be servicing emergency calls only. 

To schedule an appointment, please call or send an email to the appropriate department. 

City Manager’s Office 269-927-8400

Assessor's Office 269-204-2739

Code Compliance Dept. 269-927-8416

Community & Economic Development 269-927-8443

Clerk’s Office 269-927-8417

Human Resources Dept. 269-204-2468

Public Safety Department 269-927-8423

Public Works 269-927-8475

Water Payment Center 269-351-2729

Water Plant 269-447-1945

 For any questions regarding this release, please contact the City Manager’s Office.

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