New Familes

Welcome to the Neighborhood! 

In this section you will find a host of useful information to help our new residents get settled and some resources that are useful for all of members of the Canterbury Commons Community.

Realtors and Title Companies

Realtors and Title Companies who wish to request documents for the sale of a home can now do so online, please complete the Request For Information Form and our friendly neighborhood treasurer will respond to you in ten business days. 

Setting Up Services

Consumer Energy Company/Gas: Setting up Consumer’s Energy Gas Services has never been easier, you can start and stop services online at or you can call Customer service: +1 800-477-5050.

DTE Energy /Electric: If you are  starting, transferring or stopping your DTE Energy utility service, please contact Customer Service at 800.477.4747.

Oakland County Water Resources Commission: The WRC has dedicated staff that handle water and sewer billing for multiple communities in Oakland County. The WRC  are ready to answer any billing question or concern from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information contact 248-858-1110. 

Cable and Internet: There are two, primary cable and Internet service providers that offer services in Canterbury Commons.  Charter/Spectrum who can be reached online or by calling 844-806-7734 and AT&T who can be reached online or by calling 1-877-557-1560. AT&T offers digital cable or satellite through Direct TV.

Homeowners Association Email Distribution List: To receive update  and information about community events from the Canterbury Commons Homeowners Association, please send your name, address, and email address to mailto:

Garbage Pick-up

The City of Farmington Hills has a long-term contract with Waste Management for refuse, recycling, bulk item pickup, and yard waste collection.  The City’s solid waste program provides weekly curbside pickup of garbage and recyclables, and from early April until late November, curbside pickup of yard waste is also offered.  The Canterbury Commons Community  garbage and refuse pick-up happens on Mondays.  We suggest that residents put their garbage out the morning of pick-up to avoid wildlife issues, but if you have to put out your garbage the night before, residents are asked to try not to put it out prior to 6:00pm.

Care should be taken when disposing of broken glass or other sharp objects, especially if plastic bags are used. Such items should be securely wrapped to prevent puncture of the bag and possible injury to the refuse collector. If objects have nails or other fasteners, they should be removed or hammered down so that the object is safe to pick up. The following are acceptable and not acceptable items for rubbish pick-up:

Acceptable Items  Unacceptable Items
  • Appliances (remove doors on refrigerators and freezers)
  • Asphalt sealer (dry up, remove lid)
  • Basketball pole (cut in 4’ lengths, NO concrete please)
  • Bathroom fixtures (toilet, sink, tub)
  • Bed frame (take apart, no need to bundle)
  • Carpet – Cut into 4′ lengths, rolled up and tied
  • Countertops (4’ or shorter)
  • Doors
  • Doors, garage (single is OK, double must be cut in half)
  • Drywall (bagged, 30 lb. limit per bag)
  • Fences, cyclone (4’ or less, rolled and tied, posts bundled)
  • Fences, metal (bundled, length doesn’t matter; posts must be 4’ or less and bundled with NO CEMENT)
  • Fences, wood (4’ x 4’s, don’t bundle, just stack–post must be bundled)
  • Furniture
  • Gutters (bent in 4’ lengths and bundled)
  • Landscape Timbers (4’, bundled)
  • Laundry tubs
  • Lawn mowers (gasoline tank empty)
  • Mattresses
  • Metal sheds (break down, 4’ x 4’)
  • Pallets (cut down and bundle)
  • Paneling (4’ x 4’ or smaller, no nails, stack neatly, no need to bundle)
  • Railroad ties (no longer than 4’, no need to bundle)
  • Snowblowers
  • Swing sets (broken down, NO CEMENT)
  • Televisions
  • Vinyl flooring (rolled up, any length)
  • Wood flooring (must be in 4’ x 4’ sections)
  • Wood/Lumber–4′ lengths, remove nails, bundled, no more than 60 lbs. per bundle
  • Bricks
  • Car parts
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Cement
  • Ceramic tile
  • Dirt
  • Hazardous materials
  • Hot ashes
  • Logs over 6” in diameter
  • Masonite
  • Rocks/Stones
  • Sheet metal
  • Shingles
  • Snowmobiles
  • Sod
  • Stumps
  • Tires

Pet Owners

With over 13 acres of Commons, Canterbury Commons is a pet-friendly community. Please keep your pet leashed when walking and remember to clean up waste.  For lost or found pets, you can reach out to your neighbors on the Canterbury Commons and Surrounding Neighborhoods Facebook Page (this page is not connected to the HOA), you can contact the Farmington Hills Police Non-Emergency Number at (248) 871-2600, or the Oakland County Animal Shelter at (248) 858-1070.

The following are additional guidelines for pet owners:

  • Be aware of predator dangers to small dogs and cats (hawks, coyotes, etc.).
  • Be sure your pet wears an ID tag with your contact information.
  • Keep cats inside between the hours of dusk through one hour after sunrise as dusk and dawn are prime hunting times for ground-based predators.
  • When caring for outside-only cats, pick up all food before dusk.

Farmington Hills Parks and Recreation

Farmington Hills boasts over 600 acres of parkland and hundreds of events every year for both children and adults.  You can find out more about our communities wonderful parks and activities by visiting the Parks and Recreation Department activities website.  In addition to the Farmington Hills Community Parks and Recreation Department, Oakland County Parks and Recreation offers a number of outstanding parks and programs to Oakland County residents and you can find out more at their website. The current Farmington Hills Parks and Recreation Activities Catalog can be found here.