Pontiac, MI is currently using an area code overlay in which area codes 248 and 947 serve the same geographic area. The area code overlay was established in 2002 at which time area code 947 was created as an overlay of area code 248. Area code 248 was originally established in 1997. Ten digit dialing (area code + seven digit number) is necessary in Birmingham, MI because two different homes in the same geographic area can have the same seven digit phone number but each would have a different area code.
In addition to Pontiac, MI area codes 248 and 947 serve the larger communities of Bloomfield, Commerce, Farmington Hills, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Madison Heights, Novi, Oak Park, Pontiac, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, Southfield, Troy, Waterford, West Bloomfield, and White Lake, as well as, many smaller communities in Oakland County, and northwestern Wayne County in Michigan.
Pontiac, MI is located in Oakland County and observes the Eastern Time Zone. View our Times by Area Code tool.