Sparta: What a Neighborhood Should Be.

Sparta Is TraditionWelcome to the Village of Sparta, a great place to raise a family and grow a business. The warm and friendly Village of Sparta is located just north of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Sparta Is Tradition. On this website, you'll find information about our parks, history, finances, and departments of the Village, as well as important links to the community, resources and document downloads.

Whether you are a long-time resident or new to the area, we want to help you, and we are glad you're here.

Dispose of expired or unwanted prescription drugs!

Did you know the Village of Sparta provides a Safe Prescription Drug Drop-Off program to the community? Residents can drop off unused or expired prescriptions into a secure box - no questions asked. The drop off location is in the lobby of the Sparta Police Department at 260 W. Division St. Sparta, MI 49345.

What should NOT be placed in drop off container:
- Narcotics and other controlled substances
- Illicit drugs
- Bloody and infectious waste
- Needles or other sharp objects
- IV Bags
- Bandages
- Personal care products
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Aerosol cans
- Thermometers
- Empty medication containers

Police officers will check the boxes daily, collect the contents and prepare for disposal that is eco-friendly and in accordance with Federal and State laws. If you have any additional questions please contact the Sparta Police Department at 616-887-8716. 

Village News & Notes

Special Land Use Request Public Hearing Notice

TAKE NOTICE that the Village Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the conference room of Sparta Village Hall, located at 156 E. Division, Sparta, Michigan to consider a Special Land Use request from “Sowing Seeds Child Care Center; Allison Houseman” to operate a Commercial Day Care Facility on the parcel commonly addressed as 572 S. State St (permanent parcel #41-05-23-351-059).

Interested parties are invited to attend and be heard as to the Special Land Use request. Written comments will be received by the Village Manager at 156 E. Division, Sparta, Michigan 49345 until 5:00 p.m. on November 10, 2016.

Copies of the Special Land Use application are available for public inspection at the Village Office at 156 E. Division, Sparta, Michigan between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

History of Sparta

Myers SchoolhouseThe first settlers who arrived in the area of Sparta, Michigan in 1844 discovered rich land and abundant streams.

The first railroad reached Sparta in 1872, linking the community with Grand Rapids and ensuring the progress and prosperity of the area.

Most of Sparta’s settlers were farmers. Today, along with its agricultural and industrial base, Sparta has developed services from banking to retail and offers easy access to a major metropolitan area.

Sparta has two museums in operation today reflecting on the history of the establishment of Sparta with the Myers Schoolhouse Museum and the T.S. & M Railroad Depot.