|- Type||Council - Manager|
|- Mayor||Valerie Knol|
|- City Manager||Vincent Pastue|
|- City||2.7 sq. mi.|
|- Land||2.7 sq. mi.|
|- Water||0.0 sq. mi.|
|- Density||3,903.6 / sq. mi.|
|Time Zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|- Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
Farmington utilizes the council-manager form of government, and thus is governed by a city council consisting of a mayor and four council members. The city council appoints a city manager, who manages the day-to-day operations of the city.
Farmington is neighbor to Farmington Hills, Michigan. The cities combine to form a district represented in Michigan's State government by Democrat Aldo Vagnozzi, who is a former mayor of Farmington Hills. Farmington is part of State Senate District 14, currently (2006) represented by Democrat Gilda Z. Jacobs.
The Mayor of Farmington is Valerie Knol. Knol was elected to this position in November of 2007.
On Monday, December 18, 2006, a public meeting was held in Farmington Hills to review a sustainability study, which was undertaken by this neighboring city. One of several recommendations of the study was to investigate the possibility of merging with the City of Farmington. This has been an ongoing discussion for years but public awareness was heightened during this session. Farmington and Farmington Hills already share several services, such as a library and a district court
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