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.
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.
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.
The township office will be closed on Dec. 25, Dec. 26, and Jan. 1 in observance of the holidays. May you have a merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!
Please be advised that on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 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. The board will convene at 8:00 a.m. and adjourn upon its own motion.
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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,