The Code Enforcement Department of the Village of Sparta is charged with the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare of the community
Code Enforcement Officer
Julia Sturvist is an MPA student at Grand Valley State University and has served as the part time Village of Sparta Code Enforcement Officer since July 2018.
To provide Sparta residents with the highest quality of service and to uphold and enforce codes and standards established to protect the Public Health, Safety and Welfare of all residents, businesses owners and visitors based upon priorities which are consistent with established standards. Courtesy and professionalism will serve as guiding principles which will permeate the character of the Code Enforcement Officer, thereby ensuring that our determination to deter blight within the Village is tempered with sensitivity and compassion. Code enforcement is not only re-active, but also pro-active. Re-active enforcement is complaint based, whereas pro-active enforcement is used as an educational mechanism. Pro-active enforcement is used to educate the public on existing ordinances and ordinances that are frequently violated. The Village actively engages in pro-active enforcement as a way to resolve issues without using punitive measures.
Code Enforcement Documents and Links
Download Code Enforcement documents and links from this file cabinet. Click the drawers to find what you need. If you're looking for something else, please phone Village offices at (616) 887-8251.
Seasonal Enforcement News
Brush Pick-Up Information:
The Village of Sparta DPW will begin brush pickup starting on April 1, 2019. Brush will be picked up the First Full Work Week of each month. Brush Must Be Curbside By 7:00 a.m. Monday of the week the brush is scheduled to be picked up.
Brush size will be limited to a maximum diameter of four inches (4”). Only branches, trees, and limbs smaller than four inches (4”) in diameter will be picked up by the Village crews. Any limbs or branches larger than four inches (4”) in diameter will be left curbside. The 2019 pick-up schedule is as follows:
Brush Pick-Up Schedule:
Please place brush between sidewalk and curb, NOT in the street, with cut ends lying in the same direction. Monthly brush pick will end October 11, 2019. Just a reminder – the Village does NOT pick up leaves, garden waste or grass clippings during brush pickup. Village residents can drop leaves, garden waste, grass clippings and brush not larger than 4” in diameter at the Village of Sparta DPW at 276 W. Division Street during regular work hours. NO commercial dumping. NO stumps larger than 4” in diameter. ID’s may be checked before you unload to confirm village residency. Also as a reminder, Christmas Trees can be dropped off at the DPW starting the Monday after Christmas.
If you have any questions, please call the Village Office at (616) 887-8251 or the DPW staff at (616) 887-9303.