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.
Look to the Township to provide help with:
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.
DATE posted: June 20, 2020
Special Board of Review Meeting
Please be advised that on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, the Sparta Township Board of Review will meet at the Sparta Township Office, 160 E. Division St. E, Sparta, MI to review and approve amendments to the assessment roll. The board will convene at 8:00 a.m. and adjourn upon its own motion.
Clifford A. Turner, Assessor
Watch this YouTube video to learn about the Absent Voter Ballot Process.
If you have questions, please contact the Township Clerk, Marcy Savage, or the Deputy Clerk, Betsy Pelkey, Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Township office. Phone (616) 887-8863. Thank you.
Sparta Village and Township will be holding a Clean-Up for residents beginning on Thursday, July 30th and continuing through Saturday, August 1st.
Hours of operation for each day are as follows:
Thursday, July 30, 2020 Start time: 1:00 PM End Time: 8:00 PM
Friday, July 31, 2020 Start time: 1:00 PM End Time: 8:00 PM
Saturday, August 1, 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.)
Property tax payment information can be found at this link. There is no fee to access your own property. There is a fee to look at other parcels.
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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,