Welcome to the City of Farmington, Mississippi – a safe community built on strong values and hard work. Farmington offers everything a person could want in a small city on the move including safe neighborhoods, nearby shopping, wonderful places to worship and friendly faces.
Originally chartered May 15, 1838, Farmington was unable to remain chartered after being burned in 1862 during the Civil War. Since re-incorporation in 1997, city leaders have worked to lead Farmington in the right direction.
In 2009, the Farmington Police Department had over 3,300 calls for service. A call for service could be an auto accident, to assist the fire department or sheriff’s department, or to provide crime prevention for the citizens or businesses.
In 2005, Farmington began the Code Enforcement division of the police department. The complaints or concerns on property maintenance and appearance as well as animal control issues are investigated by a part-time code enforcement officer.
Farmington Fire Rescue is 30 members strong and utilizes three-quarters of a million dollars in firefighting, EMS and rescue equipment. Farmington Fire Rescue’s fire protection rating is an eight. It protects 2,980 homes in 42 square miles in the northeast portion of Alcorn County.
A $6.5 million wastewater collection system serves approximately 725 households and businesses. The construction has been completed in phases with the next phase adding approximately 40 homes to the service in 2010.
Farmington is a safe family-oriented community that is prospering, growing and welcoming to all. Our historical past is glorious, our present is heartening and our future is bright!

Dale Fortenberry
Mayor – City of Farmington