New Residents


Welcome to the Village of Bingham Farms

We are happy to have you as new residents and know that you will enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the Village. You may find the following information helpful.

Our Village government consists of a President and a six member Board of Trustees that meets on the fourth Monday of each month. The Village office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Full-time fire protection is provided by the Franklin-Bingham Fire Department and 24-hour police protection from the Franklin Bingham Police Department; both entities are located in downtown Franklin. For an emergency, call 911.

Some additional information:

Property Transfer Affadavits and Principle Residence Exemptions must be filed with Southfield Township. The office is located at 18550 W. 13 Mile Road.

Rubbish pickup is provided each Thursday morning. Rubbish should be placed at the roadside no earlier than 7:00 p.m. the night before pick up or later than 7 a.m. Thursday morning. It does not include large items. The Village has a recycling program in addition to regular garbage pick up and seasonal compost disposal. A free large item pick up is provided twice a year, one in the fall and one in the spring. For additional services, 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). The cost is $42.00 . 

Year round Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off is available at the SOCRRA facility (South Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority) located on Coolidge Rd. between 14 & 15 Mile Rds. (across from the Meijer store). No appointment necessary.

The Baldwin Library in Birmingham provides library services for Bingham Farms residents. Library cards may be obtained at the Baldwin Library, 300 W. Merrill St. 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 due July 1, payable without penalty through August 31 of each year. The village taxes pay for road maintenance, library, rubbish removal, police and fire protection.

Village Elections are held in November of even numbered years.  You may register to vote at any Secretary of State office or at Southfield Township, 18550 W. Thirteen Mile (just west of Southfield Rd.  The Township office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

If you have an alarm system, it is essential to 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. For your convenience, a "Residential Alarm Information Sheet", to be mailed to the Franklin Police Department, is included with this letter.

Automotive identification decals are available at the Village Office. The decals will identify your vehicles as belonging in Bingham Farms, which is helpful when Mobile Watch and the police department are patrolling the area. If you would be interested in participating in Bingham Farms Mobile Watch, check out their meetings that are held on the first Wednesday 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 the Village Clerk/Administrator. 

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

Ben Templeton