New Residents


Welcome to the Village of Bingham Farms

We're happy to have you as new residents and know you'll enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the Village. You may find the following information helpful.

Village government consists of a seven-member Board of Trustees that meets at 7 pm the fourth Monday of each month. The village office is open 9 am-4 pm Monday-Friday.

The Franklin Bingham Fire Department provides fire protection. The Franklin Bingham Police Department provides law enforcement services. Both are located in downtown Franklin. For emergencies, call 911.

Additional information:

Property Transfer Affidavits and Principle Residence Exemptions must be filed at the Southfield Township office, 18550 W. 13 Mile Road, just west of Southfield Road.  Township office hours are 8:30 am-5 pm Monday-Friday. Call the Township at 248-540-3420.

Rubbish collection is performed each Thursday morning. Rubbish should be placed at the roadside no earlier than 7:00 pm the night before collection and no later than 7 am Thursday morning. It does not include large items. The Village also has roadside recycling collection and seasonal yard waste collection. Free large item pick-up is provided twice a year, once in the fall and once late spring/early summer. Call Car Trucking at 586-791-8480.

If the prior owner did not leave a recycling cart, a new one may be ordered by calling the village office, 248-644-0044. Cost is $42. 

Year-round Household Hazardous Waste drop-off is available at the SOCRRA facility (South Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority) located on Coolidge between 14 and 15 Mile roads across from the Meijer store. You must make an appointment to schedule a drop-off by calling 248-288-5150.

The Baldwin Public Library in Birmingham provides library services for Bingham Farms residents. Library cards may be obtained at the Baldwin Library, 300 W. Merrill, in downtown Birmingham.

Bingham Farms residents receive two summer tax bills and one winter tax bill. The summer tax bills are from Bingham Farms and Southfield Twp. The township collects county and school taxes. Bingham Farms taxes are issued July 1 and payable without penalty through August 31. Village taxes pay for road maintenance, library, rubbish removal, police and fire protection.

Village elections are held in November of even numbered years.  Register to vote at any Secretary of State office or at Southfield Township, 18550 W. Thirteen Mile, just west of Southfield Road. Call the Township at 248-540-3420.

If you have a home alarm, provide the police department with a few basic facts that can be of assistance in the event of a fire, break-in, or false alarm. Complete a "Residential Alarm Information Sheet" and submit it to the police department.

Vehicle identification decals are available from the village office. They identify your vehicle as belonging to a Bingham Farms resident, which is helpful when Mobile Watch and police officers are patrolling the area. If you're interested in participating in Bingham Farms Mobile Watch, check out their meetings held 7:30 pm on the second Tuesday of every month at the Bingham Woods Club House. 

Bingham Farms takes great pride in protecting the peace and property of its residents. A codified copy of all Village ordinances is available here.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Village Manager Ken Marten.

We know you will enjoy living in the Village of Bingham Farms.

Lisa Blackburn