The Village of Bingham Farms is a Home Rule Village. It functions with a duly elected Village Council, an appointed Design Review Board and a Planning Commission.
The Village of Bingham Farms is governed by a 7-member locally elected Council. The Council oversees all operations of the Village including approval of developments, Village operating budgets, and creates policy in the forms of codes and ordinances. The Council meets on the 4th Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. All meetings are held in Council chambers 24255 Thirteen Mile Rd, Ste. 190. All Council meetings are open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend.
The Village has a Design Review Board and a Planning Commission. This is a 7-member board appointed by Council to a 3-year term.
Design Review Board
The Design Review Board reviews and approves new home construction and additions. This is a 7-member board appointed by Council to a 3-year term. It meets on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the Council chambers. These meetings are open to the public.
The Planning Commission reviews the Master Plan and site plans for office buildings and other developments in the Village. The Planning Commission meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the Council chambers. These meetings are open to the public.
The Village Code Book contains all the regulations in the Village .
The Village Master Plan provides a future look at how the Village might develop. The Plan is reviewed every 5 years and revised where appropriate. It looks at the current make up of the Village (residential & office) and then reviews future development in line with future needs and direction for development.
Per State law, Southfield Township is a governmental body that provides additional support services to Villages.
In December 2019, the Village Council adopted a newly formatted zoning ordinance called ClearZoning -- a system developed by planning consultants Giffels Webster. It's easy to read with many graphs and charts, user-friendly, and includes hyperlinks and seachable words and phrases.