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Zoning Administration


Local control of the use of land (with some exceptions, such as state and federal land uses) is an accepted legal principle.  Land use is controlled through the separation of land into various use areas, called zoning districts. The rules governing these districts are contained in a zoning ordinance which includes provisions controlling the type and intensity of development allowed.
The original ordinance was adopted on April 13, 1987.   The current Zoning Ordinance was passed on September 28, 1998.
The Zoning Ordinance is located in the Official Documents page of this website.  Zoning Applications/Permits are located on the Village Forms & Permits page of this site.

For more information regarding Zoning please contact:

Village Zoning Administrator


Dennis Kaminski

Email:  vkc.zoning@kentcitymi.org
Ph:   (616) 678-7232    Cell:  (616) 262-7580
Fax:  (616) 678-4256

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 - Cancelled, no agenda
14 - Village Council
19 - BZA - Cancelled

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.