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.
A meeting of the Sparta Township Planning Commission is set for 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 22, 2020. The meeting will be held at the Sparta Civic Center. You may also join the meeting online via Zoom.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 322 007 6269
November 3, 2020 General Election
Polling Location: Trinity Christian Reformed Church, 660 S. State Street, Sparta, Michigan 49345
***You can Register to Vote, Request an Absentee Ballot, and MUCH MORE at https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/ ***
Visit our Elections page to learn more.
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.
2020 Summer property taxes are due September 14. 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
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