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.

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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.

Halloween, Tuesday October 31st Events:

Community Walk-Thru

Kent City Community Schools is hosting a Community Walk-Thru this Halloween! Come to the Elementary building from 5 to 6pm on October 31st to trick-or-treat! The Halloween parade is scheduled at 1:30pm on October 31st, weather permitting.

Meet the Fire Department of Kent City

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 5pm

Come support and meet your local firemen. Kids will get a chance to explore and learn all about the fire trucks. There will also be apple cider and doughnuts provided.

HalloweenFest at the South Main Street Pavilion pumpkin

The Kent City Pavilion will be bustling this Halloween with two fun events! Decorate your own spooky cupcake with the help of Tyrone Twp. Library staff. Trunk or Treat in the Pavilion parking lot with the Kent City Downtown Development Authority. Contact the Tyrone Twp. Library to register your car for the event. A prize will be awarded for the best decorated car. Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 5:30pm.

 Halloween Haunt

The Kent City American Legion, Post 153, is having a Halloween haunt on October 31sts from 5pm to 7pm. They will be handing out treat bags to the kids.

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

24 - BZA at 6pm

2 - Planning Commission
9 - Village Council
21 - BZA

7- Planning Commission
14 - Village Council
19 - BZA

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

Office Hours & Phone

Monday. . . . . . 9:00 - 3:00
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

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.