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Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We do not close for lunch.

Yes. Notary service is provided to Village Residents free of charge Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. There is a $3.00 fee per signature for non-residents.

You may leave a message with the Village Office at 269-679-4304.

Unfortunately, we are unable to take reservations for the park.

Yes. Applications are available at the Village Office.

The drop box is located at 442 N. Grand Street outside the main entrance.

We recommend that you pay bills with check or money order when making payment in drop box.

Consumers Energy
Lansing, MI 48737-0001

American Electric Power
P.O. Box 24407
Canton, OH 44701-4407

PO Box 11328
St. Petersburg, FL 33733-1328

2001 York Rd.
Oakbrook, IL 60523

A permit is not required however, we do ask that you remove all signs when the sale is over. Village-wide garage sales are held every year on the third Friday and Saturday in May. Followed by Spring Clean Up the following weekend.

Yes, Council meetings are open to the public although in some cases, a public body may meet in a closed session. Council meetings are held on the first and third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Village Hall located at 442 N. Grand Street.

Clerk / Treasurer Questions

 The Michigan Voter Information Center is very useful in identifying if you are a registered voter.

To register to vote you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • At least 18 years of age by election day
  • A resident of Michigan and the city or township where you are applying to register to vote.
  • You can register at any time but in order to be eligible for an election, registration must be completed at least 30 days prior to the election.

You may register to vote at the following locations:

  • Secretary of State
  • Department of Human Services
  • Department of Community Health
  • Department of Career Development
  • Military recruitment centers
  • Schoolcraft Township Office

Village of Schoolcraft residents vote in precinct #2 located in the Schoolcraft Township Hall, 50 E. VW Ave., Vicksburg, MI.  Corner of E. VW and 18th Street.

Election Consolidation Laws went into effect in 2005, establishing four potential election dates each year. Those dates are the fourth Tuesday in February and the second Tuesday after the first Monday in May, August, and November. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

No. Your voter identification card only serves as your reference. It lists your polling location and provides district information. You do not need your voter identification at the polls. However, you do need photo identification at the polls.

Michigan allows you to register when you are 17-1/2. Be sure to register before the close of registration. As soon as you turn 18, you’ll be able to vote in any election.

Tax information, including Village Taxes, can be found on, or by calling 269-649-1276.

Police Department Questions

If you need to reach an officer after the business hours of 8 to 5, Monday through Friday, call 679-5600. You will be connected to Kalamazoo County Dispatch. IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY, CALL 911.

Police Reports can be picked up at the Police Department. There is a fee. Police Reports are not faxed or mailed without receiving prior payment. Reports requested by mail must have a return envelope with the appropriate postage.

For non-emergencies call Kalamazoo Central Dispatch at 269-488-8911.

The Schoolcraft Police Department does not offer Live Scan Fingerprints. Call The Kalamazoo County Sheriff Department at 269-383-8822 to get locations for Live Scan fingerprinting.

Fire Department Questions

Burn permits can be picked up at the Village Office, and at the South County Fire Authority in Vicksburg. They are free of charge.

Click here for a burn permit application.
Click here for burning guidelines.
Click here for the South Kalamazoo County Fire Authority website.

Water Department Questions

A meter will slow down and stop if it is not working. Meters do not speed up.

Leaks unchecked can drip hundreds of gallons of water wastefully down the drain. A little detective work can catch these leaks easily. Check your toilets, faucets, outside taps and sprinkler systems.

  • Put 15 drops of food coloring in the tank of the toilet and do not flush the toilet.
  • After one (1) hour, check the bowl and if the colored water leaked through to the bowl, there is a leak in the toilet.
  • Write down the numbers on your meter at night before you go to bed.
  • Do not use any water.
  • In the morning, check the meter again. If the numbers have advanced without using any water, there is a leak in the system and a plumber should be called.

The meter is either numbers or dials and the meter is read from left to right.

Call the Village Office at 269-679-4304.

Call 269-679-5658 after regular working hours and on holidays. Your call will be redirected to the appropriate on-call personnel.

Building & Zoning Questions

You can call Bert Gale at Associated Government Services at 1-800-627-2801.

The issuance of Building Permits is part of the process that monitors the safety and workmanship of construction, installation, and repair work. There are several reasons why getting the permit and having the work inspected makes good sense.

  • The proposed work and/or plan is reviewed by certified people for code compliance.
  • The actual work is inspected by certified people for code compliance.
  • The Village is assured that building setbacks and minimum requirements are met according to the Village’s Zoning Ordinance.

You can download applications from the Forms and Permits section of the web site or you may call AGS at 1-800-627-2801 to have one mailed to you.