Farmington is administered under the Council-Manager form of government. The Town Manager serves as full-time Chief Executive and is aided by an Assistant Town Manager. Finances are under the control of Town Manager, the Town Council, and the Finance Director. The seven-member council, the Town's legislative body, is elected biennially for a term of two years and serves without compensation. The Town Charter, which is the primary organizational document, was first adopted in 1947 and last was revised December 4, 2003. The Strategic Plan and the Plan of Conservation and Development are up to date and guide land use and business development in Farmington.