Sparta Township is located in northern Kent County, Michigan, about 17 minutes north of Grand Rapids and 30 minutes from the Lake Michigan shoreline.
The west half of Sparta Township is on the "Ridge", a prime fruit-growing area, with many acres of beautiful orchards.
At the center is the Village of Sparta, a thriving small town. The Rogue River runs through the east side of the township.
Sparta has a library, museum, airport, diverse industry, fire department, and an excellent school system. Established in 1846, Sparta Township's current population, including the Village, is 9,110 (per the 2010 census).
Our website offers important Sparta resources, downloads and links. Please call our offices at 616-887-8863 if you have questions. Thank you for your interest in Sparta Township.
The Village of Sparta exists within Sparta Township. View the Township precinct map at the "Maps" link to see the Village boundaries.
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Spring Clean-up days and times:
Thursday April 18 1:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Friday April 19 1:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Saturday April 20 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM
It’s that time of the year again: the Village of Sparta and Sparta Township are holding their annual Spring Clean-Up. The drop off site is located behind the DPW garage at 276 W. Division.
Yard waste, large trash items (including a maximum of 4 tires per household), metal and appliances, batteries, propane tanks and some electronics WILL be accepted.
Household garbage, hazardous wastes (including paints, oils and other liquids), leaded glass or CRT TVs and monitors, construction material, and vehicles WILL NOT be accepted.
Residents are expected to unload their own stuff. Village and Township personnel will assist with unloading as much as possible. ID’s WILL BE CHECKED AT THE GATE.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 there will be an election for a proposed school millage from Sparta Area Schools. The School District is asking for a sinking fund millage. Sparta Township registered voters vote at 660 State St S, or contact the township office to request an absent voter ballot. New this year - any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot without having to give a reason. Check where you are registered at www.michigan.gov/vote. If you are not yet registered, you can do so at the township office or Secretary of State.
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160 E. Division Street
Sparta, Michigan 49345
Phone: (616) 887-8863
Fax: (616) 887-3823
Emergency: Phone 911
Mon, Tue, Thu 8am-5pm
(Closed most Fridays,