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Updated: Sep 9, 2021
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Birmingham_app_icon_onlyResidents are encouraged to place an icon on their smartphones to quickly access the City's website. Similar to an app, users simply tap the icon to visit the site. To create the icon, Android users can navigate to www.bhamgov.org, hit their menu button and select, "Add shortcut". iPhone users will select "Add to Home Screen". 

Social Media


  • City of Birmingham Government  - The official Facebook page for the City of Birmingham.
  • Birmingham Police Department - Information and photos relating to scams, crimes, and other pertinent news from the Police Department.
  • The Birmingham Museum - Information & photos from events and exhibits at the Birmingham Historical Museum & Park. 
  • Birmingham Shopping District  - Photos, videos, and information on downtown events and the latest news from Downtown Birmingham businesses.
  • Birmingham Farmers Market - Photos, news, and information related to your favorite Farmers Market. The Birmingham Farmers Market takes place 10am-2pm on Sundays from May to October in Lot #6 on N. Old Woodward Ave.


  • @bhamgov - The official Twitter page for the City of Birmingham.
  • @bham_museum - The official Twitter page for The Birmingham Museum.
  • @BhamShopping - The official Downtown Birmingham Principal Shopping District Twitter feed contains updates about local businesses, events, and more! 


  • @bhamgov - The City's official Instagram page includes information and images of all things Birmingham, including meetings, events, and more!
  • @birmingham_museum_mi - The Birmingham Museum's Instagram page.

Nextdoor -  bit.ly/BhamNextdoor - City of Birmingham Nextdoor Page 

Citizen Requests

Whether accessing the City's site from a smartphone, tablet, or desktop, the community can fill out a simple Citizen Request form to submit comments, questions, or problems via a link on the home page to www.bhamgov.org/citizenrequests.   

Electronic Newsletters & Notifications 

  • Citywide Email List - Alerts, Monthly Newsletter & News about YOUR Neighborhood - Are you signed up for the City's Citywide Email system? The system allows us to target specific neighborhoods for critical messaging and keep everyone updated on what’s happening in our City in a rapidly changing environment. Sign up today at www.bhamgov.org/citywideemail.
  • Topics of Interest - The City distributes special messages about a variety of topics that may interest you, such as: The Birmingham Cruise Event, Dog Park Updates, Birmingham Ice Arena, special projects, public engagement opportunities and more. Sign up for these and other electronic notification groups at bit.ly/bhamnews
  • Nixle - Alert system which allows the police and fire departments to create and publish messages to be delivered to subscribed members instantly, via cell phone text message and/or email. Notifications can also be accessed online at www.nixle.com. This is a free service to all community members. Register at www.nixle.com or by simply sending a text message with the zip code of "48009" to "888777". 

Public Notices Webpage 

All Public Notices distributed by the City can now be accessed all in one place at www.bhamgov.org/publicnotices. The City of Birmingham distributes public notices to make you aware of important information and/or changes within your community. Public notices inform you about government actions and will alert you when the interests of your family, your neighborhood, or your business are affected by an upcoming project. You’ll find a variety of notice categories on this page to help you learn what's happening around your home or business. This page is updated frequently and you’ll see a “NEW” icon next to the most recent notice added to the page.

Webpage Enotify

The brand new Webpage Enotify page is a one-stop-shop for those wishing to sign up to receive e-mails or text messages when selected webpages have been updated on the City’s website. Visit www.bhamgov.org/enotify, enter your e-mail and/or cell phone number, and then select the webpages that interest you. When City staff members enter new information onto the pages you’ve selected, you will receive a message stating the pages have been updated.

QR Codes on Public Notices Signs 

If you’re passing by a property with a public notice sign staked on it, you’ll soon have the option to learn more about potential plans or changes instantly by scanning a QR code that connects you to the appropriate meeting agenda page on the City’s website.

City Newsletter (Printed): -

Stay up to date by reading the printed City newsletter (mailed three times per year). Access it online via: www.bhamgov.org/news.php 

City Agendas and Minutes: - 

Learn how to receive electronic messages announcing the posting of board and commission agendas and minutes via Email Notify at:  www.bhamgov.org/agendasandminutes