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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As is done each year in mid-October, the Township cemeteries will soon be cleared of debris before the leaves pile up and snow falls. All individual gravesite decorations must be removed by October 1. Remaining items will be picked up, stored for a couple weeks, then disposed of. Please call the Township office if you have any questions.
Summer property tax payment was due September 14. Late payments are still accepted at our office. Winter tax bills will be 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.
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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,