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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2017 Assessment Notices will be mailed in February. If you have any questions about your property's assessed values, please feel free to contact the Sparta Township Assessor, Clifford Turner, by phone at 616-887-8863 or email. Assessor's Sparta office hours: Mon 8am-5pm, Wed 8am-6pm.
If you disagree with your property assessment after talking with the assessor, you may schedule an appointment with the March Board of Review. For the schedule, please see the "March Board of Review Meeting Notice" at the link below. Thank you.
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March Board of Review Schedule
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Assessor Clifford Turner
Sparta Township is installing new signs for our four cemeteries. These signs will make it easier for people to locate and spot each cemetery while driving. The signs have been installed at Greenwood and Myers cemetery. The others will be coming soon. Take a look and see what you think!
Tuesday May 2nd there will be an election for a proposed school millage from the Kent Intermediate School District. The KISD will be asking for a millage increase for the schools. Mark your calendars so you remember to drop by the polling place and vote, or contact the clerk for details regarding an absent voter ballot.
Sparta Township recently received a grant to replant trees in Greenwood Cemetery. Over the past few years, several of the large maple trees that have shaded the graves for decades have fallen or been taken down because of damage. To preserve the peaceful, shady atmosphere, we have planted new maples, thanks to a grant from Consumers Energy's Community Tree Planting Grant Program. The cost of purchasing and planting the new trees was entirely paid for by the grant. Thank you, Consumers Energy!
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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