The Code of the Town of Farmington contains both the Charter and the ordinances of the Town of Farmington. The various chapters of the Code contain all currently effective legislation (ordinances) of a general and permanent nature enacted by the Town Council of the Town of Farmington, including revisions or amendments to existing legislation deemed necessary by the Town Council in the course of the codification.
The Farmington Charter is a document granting certain specified rights, powers, privileges, or functions to the people. Modern charters are of two kinds, corporate and municipal. A corporate charter is a grant made by a governmental body giving a group of individuals the power to form a corporation, or limited-liability company. A municipal charter is a law passed by a government allowing the people of a specific locality to organize themselves into a municipal corporation--i.e., a city. Such a charter in effect delegates powers to the people for the purpose of local self-government.