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Historic House Plaques

The Farmington Historical Commission is pleased to offer Historic House Plaques for buildings within the City of Farmington constructed in or before 1940. Plaques enhance the appearance of older homes while promoting community awareness of our local history. The plaques do not impose any restrictions on properties.



What You Need to Do

Find out when your house was built and provide the sources of the information with your application. The Farmington Building Department has assessment and tax records. The 12 Mile branch of the Farmington Community Library has a History Room on the first floor with atlases and books dedicated to Farmington history. The Oakland County Registry of Deeds in Pontiac has records on land transactions.


A Historical Commission member will contact you after your Application is received to confirm the date of construction. If the exact date cannot be determined, the building date on the assessment record will be used.

Plaque Ordering

  • Size: 8.75" h x 12” w - Holes are drilled and screws provided for installation.
  • Color: These custom-made, black-and-gold, oval aluminum plaques have raised lettering.
  • Lettering: The plaque will have the date of construction in 3” letters in the center of the plaque.

Cost: $80. Your plaque will be shipped directly to you two weeks after confirmation of the construction date.
Cost: $40 if the property is within the Historic District (map below). The Farmington Historical Commission will pay the difference.

Make your check payable to City of Farmington and send with the application found at this link to the:

Farmington City Clerk
23600 Liberty St, Farmington, MI 48335
248-474-5500 office hours 8:30 to 4:30 M-F.

The custom-made plaque is mailed directly to the homeowner in about 2 weeks and should be affixed
to the front of the house.