Our Town Is Your Town


The Village of Kent City. . . 

. . .is located in the northwestern corner of Kent County, Michigan.  Named in 1876 after the famous New York Jurist, James Kent.  Kent City has a population of 1,057 and is known for being a bedroom community.

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General Information

DDA Façade Ehancement Program 2016 – new program for façade assistance to existing businesses in DDA area of Kent City.

To pay sewer bills or taxes on line click here:

Community Events: 

Just a reminder that you can check out our “Events” page under the “Community” menu on our website to find information about these things going on in the area.

September 8-9, 2017 Kent City Fall Festival.

Tentative Schedule of Events:
5:00 – 7:00 PM American Legion Fish Fry at the Post
8:30 – 11:00 Street Party at the Main Street Pavilion
Featuring the County & Classic Rock sounds of
Whiskey Bound

7:00 – 10:00 Lion’s Club Breakfast at KCHS
8:00 – Dusk Community Garage Sales
9:00 – 3:00 Arts & Craft Show at Leaver Park
9:00 – 3:00 Car, Truck & Bike Show at Leaver Park
9:30 – 1:00 Tyrone Township Library Used Book Sale
10:00 – 2:00 Historical Society Open House
11:00 Parade Click here for entry form
11:45 – 12:30 Ice Cream Social at the Main Street Pavilion
Noon – Kid Street Fair at KC Baptist North Campus
Noon – 2nd annual Pedal Tractor Pull at Kent Power
Noon – 7:00 Tractor & Truck Pull at Kent Power
12:30 – Euchre Tournament at the American Legion Post
1:00 – American Legion Bake Sale at the Post
4:00 – Horse Shoe Tournament at the American Legion Post
5:00 PM American Legion Spaghetti Dinner at the Post
Dusk – Fire Works at KCHS athletic field

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Request forms for Freedom of Information can be obtained at the Village Office or online: FOIA Form


Teleorgmunications Relay Service (TRS)

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted use of the 711 dialing code for access to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).  TRS permits persons with a hearing or speech disability to use the telephone system via a test telephone (TTY) or other device to call persons with or without such disabilities.  For more information about the various types of TRS, see the FCC’s consumer website at:  https://www.fcc.gov/about/overview.

Video Franchise Operations – Effective 12/31/15



Village Elected Officials

President Clerk Treasurer
John Petruska Mary Portell Deb  Forth
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Merry Barron Erik Bitely Steve Buckner Greg Goss Jill Krikke Bert Rose







“This Village of Kent City is an equal opportunity provider and employer”

Spring/Summer Reminders:

What to do with yard waste is the number one question we get in the Spring and Summer. The Village will pick up some brush and grass clippings free of charge. The Yard Waste Policy is available on the website or by contacting the Village Office..

This service does not include trees that you have taken down or major trimming. The Village has a secured area where you can dump tree debris. Contact the DPW Manager at 616-293-0693 to make arrangements to drop off your debris.

Other issues: Before planting trees and bushes or installing sprinkler heads please make sure they are on your property and not in the Village right-of-way.

Upcoming Meetings

Unless Otherwise noted all meetings start at 7:00 PM in the Village Office at 83 Spring Street, Kent City MI

4 - Village Office will be Closed
7 - Planning Commission
14 - Village Council
19 - BZA

5 - Planning Commission
12 - Village Council
17 - BZA

For a complete list of meetings for 2017 go to the Village Council page under "Government."

Office Hours & Phone

Monday. . . . . . 9:00 - 1:00
Tuesday:. . . . . .9:00 - 3:00
Wednesday. . . 9:00 - 3:00
Thursday. . . . . .9:00 - 3:00
Fridays. . . . . . . .Closed

Phone. . . . . . . . 616-678-7232
Fax. . . . . . . . . . . 616-678-4256

Village Office will be closed on Labor Day, September 4th, 2017

NOTE: For your convenience the Village provides a drop box for payments and other communications. The drop box is located on the South East side of the Village Office building. Remember that all payments left in the box will be receipted as of the next business day.