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Winter Odd/Even Parking Restriction Information
It shall be unlawful for the owner or operator of any motor vehicle to park such motor vehicle upon any of the streets within the Village between the hours 2:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., between the dates of November 15 and April 1 of each year unless between such hours, the motor vehicle is parked on the evenly addressed side of the street on even dates and the odd addressed side of the street on odd dates.
If the calendar date is odd you need to be parked on the odd addressed side of the road. The restriction is in effect from 2:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.. So if it is 2:00 a.m. on November 20th your vehicle needs to be parked on the even side of the road. If it was November 23rd than you would need to park your vehicle on the odd side of the road.
However, because the rule is in effect from 2:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. you need to make sure you are parked accordingly the night before for the next day. In the example above (November 20th) you would want to make sure your car is parked on even side the evening of November 19th in preparation for the 20th. Although the time is listed at 10:00 p.m. the PD doesn't expect people to come out and move their cars at 10, but when people come hope from work they would ask that they park on the side of the street in preparation for the next day.
If you have any further questions please feel free to contact the Police Department at 616-887-8716.
Welcome 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
- Personal care products
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Aerosol cans
- 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
Community Parks & Recreation Survey
The Village of Sparta, Sparta Township and the Sparta Recreation Authority are updating their joint five year recreation master plan and need input from the community. Please take the survey titled "2017 Sparta Community Parks & Recreation Survey". Your feedback is important!
Hard copies of the survey are available at Village Hall and Sparta Township Hall.
Click here to take the survey!
Christmas Tree Drop Off Information
Village residents are invited to recycle live Christmas Trees through January 31, 2017. Please remove all plastic from trees. Place trees on brush pile area behind the Department of Public Works building at 276 W. Division (next to the Sparta Police Department).
The Village will not pickup Christmas Trees placed at the curb.
History of Sparta
The 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.
Learn More about the History of Sparta