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 on our "Maps" page to see the Village boundaries.
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The primary election will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.
Sparta Township registered voters may vote at 660 S. State St., or contact the township office to request an absent voter ballot.
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 Sparta Township or the Secretary of State.
Please be advised that on the following dates the Sparta Township Board of Review will meet at the Sparta Township Office, 160 E. Division St. to review and approve amendments to the assessment roll.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 ~ Organizational Meeting
The board will convene at 8:00 a.m. and adjourn upon its own motion.
Monday, March 9, 2020 ~ Public Hearings (by appointment only)
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 ~ Public Hearings (by appointment only)
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Summer property tax payment was due September 16. Late payments are still accepted at our office. Winter tax bills were mailed December 1, with payment due by February 14. Please remember that postmarks are not accepted and even local mail takes several days to reach us. You may always pay in person in the office or use the payment drop box located next to the main entrance. If you would like a receipt, please include a stamped self-addressed envelope.
Sparta Village and Township will be holding a Spring Clean-Up for residents beginning on Thursday, April 23rd and continuing through Saturday, April 25th.
Hours of operation for each day are as follows:
Thursday, April 23, 2020 Start time: 1:00 PM End Time: 8:00 PM
Friday, April 24, 2020 Start time: 1:00 PM End Time: 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 25, 2020 Start time: 9:00 AM End Time: 3:00 PM
ID's WILL BE CHECKED AT THE GATE
In 2017, the Village & Township made a number of changes to what is accepted. Please review the list below to confirm the item you are bring is accepted.
ACCEPTED ITEMS: (Residents are expected to unload their own yard waste and materials.)
The Sparta Civic Center is now managed by the Village of Sparta and has a new page on the Village of Sparta website. You can see photos, check the Civic Center calendar, and request rental reservations.
If you have questions about the Sparta Civic Center, please phone Village of Sparta offices at (616) 887-8251.
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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,