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History and Organization

1891 program for a fire department sponsered social.The Village of Northville was organized in March of 1867, and in the earliest days fire protection was a matter in which all residents were actively involved. One of the very first ordinances adopted by the Village Trustees required that anyone occupying a building in the Village keep on hand “three good pails and one ladder” for fire fighting purposes.

By 1890, the Village had grown to the point where an organized Fire Department was necessary. Chief A.M. Whitehead and about 30 volunteers from the community trained on the use of the new equipment, a 60 gallon, two-wheel, horse-drawn chemical wagon.
In 1990, the Department added EMS response to its services. Department members underwent training to become Emergency Medical Technicians, and began responding to calls for medical assistance together with private EMS providers.

Northville Fire Department in the 1970s.Today, as the result of a partnership between the Cities of Northville and Plymouth, the Department operates two stations – one located in each City, adjacent to the respective municipal offices. Personnel are assigned to a station, and respond to calls in that station’s response area. In the event of a major incident, personnel and equipment from both stations are dispatched.


Northville Fire Department in the early 1980s.Over the years, the equipment, training and range of services provided have changed significantly. But the Department still relies on the willingness of members of the community to step forward and take on the responsibility of training and then responding to the community’s emergency service needs.


Northville Fire Department circa 1995
Northville Fire Department
circa 1995.

The Fire Department celebrates its history during the annual Victorian Festival.
The Fire Department celebrates its history
during the annual Victorian Festival.


Event Calendar
12/18/14 Northville Senior Advisory Commission Meeting - CANCELLED
News and Announcements

11/4/14 - Unofficial General Election Results - More Info

Planning Commission Vacancy - The City is looking for residents interested in filling a vacancy on the Planning Commission. Click here for an application. Completed applications should be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office, 215 W. Main Street, Northville, MI 48167.

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson launched an informational page where residents can learn firsthand about the proposed Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA). Go to and click on the Great Lakes Water Authority link.


As of 9/1/14 the City of Northville does not accept passport applications. Visit the U.S. Department of State’s website at for a list of passport acceptance facilities in the area.

Online Payments Now Accepted for Utility Bills and Taxes - More Info

Election Results - August 5, 2014 - More Info

Master Plan Update Process
The Northville Planning Commission is currently updating the Master Plan - More Info

Title VI
Non-Discrimination Plan

Wayne County’s Third Circuit Court Moves to New One-Step Jury Duty Notification
Press Release
Video PSA
YouTube PSA

New Precinct 1 Voting Location
Precinct 1 now votes at the Community Center located at 303 W. Main Street  - More Info

eBill for Utility Billing
Bills by email are now available to all utility billing customers.
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Automatic Payment (ACH) for Taxes & Utility Billing
The City offers Automatic Payment for Utility Billing.
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The City offers Automatic Payment for Taxes.
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