Welcome to the City of Birmingham, Michigan!
We are pleased to welcome you to our city and look forward to helping you become acquainted with your new community. Named one of the country's “Top 20 Most Walkable Communities”, Birmingham maintains a small-town feel while offering the recreational and cultural advantages of a prosperous urban area.
As a resident, you will enjoy our thriving pedestrian-friendly downtown area, which includes restaurants, movie theaters, art galleries, antique galleries and retailers. The downtown also serves as a center for real estate, accounting, finance, insurance, legal, and other services.
Moving can be a difficult and overwhelming experience, whether it's across town or across the country. Complete the form below to submit a request for a New Resident Welcome packet, which includes the city calendar, Birmingham newsletter, refuse collection information, yard waste stickers, etc.
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To make your move easier, here are some useful contacts when setting up your new home and to help you become familiar with your city:
Birmingham offers many activities for its residents. Visit our Parks webpage for more information about leisure opportunities in Birmingham. You may also want to take advantage of the numerous special events throughout the year. Find information about Birmingham's Golf Courses at www.golfbirmingham.org.
Water service is provided by the City. To set up your account, you may telephone the Treasurer's Office at 248.530.1830. Birmingham purchases water from the Southeastern Oakland County Water Authority (SOCWA), which buys it from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department.
Electricity and Gas
DTE provides is the electric utility serving Birmingham homeowners and businesses. For customer service contact 1.800.888.6886
Natural gas service is provided by Consumers Energy, for more information call 1.800.477.5050
Phone, Television and Internet
There are three major competing providers in the Birmingham Area: Comcast, AT&T and WOW!. AT&T is currently available in limited areas. Both offer cable TV, telephone and Internet services, often bundled into a package. By ordering all three services from one provider you can save money and consolidate your bills.
AT&T offers telephone and DSL Internet connections and cable services in limited areas. Learn about AT&T U-verse at www.attinternetservice.com/u-verse/tv. For more information, call Customer Service at 1.800.288.2020
Basic Talk offers telephone services through an internet connection. For more information, call 1.855.885.8949.
Comcast offers cable services, digital phone and Internet access. For more information, call Customer Service at 1.888.COM.CAST (266.2278)
DirecTV offers satellite services. For more information, visit their website or call Customer Service at 1.888.777.2454. If you are an existing customer call 1.800.347.3208
Dish Network offers satellite service. 1.888.825.2507
Exede Satellite Internet - Satellite internet provider.
HughesNet offers satellite internet and phone services. For more information, call 877-388-0109.
Vonage offers telephone services through an internet connection. For more information, call 1.800.705.7092.
WOW! offers high-speed wireless Internet, home phone service and Cable TV service. Contact WOW! at 866-496-9669.
Birmingham also has a municipal cable access television station, Channel 15.
The Birmingham Eccentric is published once per week. You may subscribe by calling 1.866.887.2737
Birmingham is serviced by SMART buses, and by AMTRACK. Parking information can be found at bhamgov.org/parking.
For more information, contact our Department of Public Service’s office at 248.530.1700.