If you are interested in volunteering on a Kentwood board or committee, or to learn more about each committee, please view our Committees & Boards page.
All job applications must be submitted through our online portal. View and apply for jobs on our Human Resources page.
If you have questions about a specific job, email our Human Resources Department at HR@kentwood.us.
Please fill our an application on our Human Resources page to volunteer.
The program includes one-year or three-year licenses, and licenses which are available for purchase throughout the year. To qualify for a three-year license, the dog must have just received a three-year rabies vaccination.
All loans are reviewed and administered by the Economic Development Corporation of Kentwood.
Click here to view our Revolving Loan Fund Guidelines.
Economic Development Corporation
Learn more about registering your firearm.
Please bring your ID with you at the time of application.
Here is the Adopt-A-Street Application and Permit. Please submit your completed application to the Department of Public Works at 5068 Breton Ave. SE or email@example.com.
Similar to the Michigan Department of Transportation's Adopt-A-Road program, Kentwood’s Adopt-A-Street program allows residents to take on the responsibility of picking up litter to keep local roads clean and safe. Groups such as service organizations, schools, scout troops, senior groups and businesses are encouraged to get involved.
To participate, you must be 12 or older unless otherwise approved, and commit to picking up roadside trash a minimum of four times per year. All participants are required to wear a safety vest while cleaning up the roadside, which are supplied by the City of Kentwood Department of Public Works. The City of Kentwood will also provide trash bags needed and pick-up service for filled bags.
A permit is required to participate in the Adopt-A-Street program. Permits for litter pick-upare free and issued through the Department of Public Works to participating groups for a two-year period.
Here is the form to apply for a Block Party Permit. Please submit the completed form to the Department of Public Works at 5068 Breton Ave. SE or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Permits to close a street for the purpose of holding a block party can be requested through the Kentwood Department of Public Works.
A $25 deposit for use of barricades is required at the time the permit is taken out. The deposit will be returned upon the return of the barricades, along with compliance of City of Kentwood Ordinances. After obtaining a permit, party organizers may pick up barricades from the Department of Public Works Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
If you are looking for a document older than 12 months, please contact the City Clerk Office.
If you are looking for a document older than three, please contact our Finance Department.
There is also a convenient non-cash teller tube located outside City Hall, open during normal business hours.
You can pay by cash, check or credit card.
There is also a 24-hour drop-box located outside City Hall, next to the U.S. Post Office box.
If you have a code enforcement complaint such as an abandoned vehicle complaint, snow or ice removal concern or trash complaint, please visit our Code Enforcement page to submit your complaint online.
If you want to report a streetlight outage, visit this Consumers Energy website. To report general power outages, click here.
If you need an officer to respond to your location, you can call 616.698.6580.
You can file a citizen police report using our online system. This allows you to file immediately and to print a copy for free.
You can learn more by visiting the Citizen Online Police Reporting portal.
- Report a violation online by filling out the online form
- Contact Code Enforcement directly at 616.656.6574
- In person at the Kentwood Police Department located at 4742 Walma Ave SE Kentwood
Please note, all complaint information is kept confidential.
Please visit the Engineering Department for more information and how you can report a violation online.
Visit our Report an Issue page for more.