COVID-19 Procedures

COVID-19 Procedures


Livingston County Limited Operations, Procedures, and Closures

Livingston County has closed its government buildings to the public until further notice to prevent the spread of COVID-19 through April 30, resuming operations May 1, 2020. Despite this, the County will continue to fulfill as many of its obligations to provide government services as possible.

911 Central Dispatch


Animal Shelter

Board of Commissioners

Building Inspections

Community Mental Health

  • Emergency and crisis services are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. To access emergency services, please call 517-546-4126 or 800-615-1245.
  • All routine and ongoing services have been suspended, except for psychiatric, injection, ACT services, and emergency services.
  • Persons seeking to begin new behavioral health or substance use services should contact the Intake and Access Department at 517-546-4126 or 800-615-1245.

County Administration

County Clerk


  • No election services have been suspended
  • Election services are by appointment only at the Historical Courthouse at 200 E. Grand River Ave., Howell
  • The office continues to schedule appointments for candidate filings and campaign finance matters
  • Visit to view candidate filings, register to vote, and locate forms to file for office
  • Phone: 517-546-8177
  • Email:

Vital Records

  • Services suspended
    • Genealogy searches
    • Veteran ID's
    • Notices of non-commencements
  • Services available online at or via U.S. Mail:
    • Certified copies of birth, death, and marriage licenses
    • CPL renewals online or by mail with Michigan State Police, contact the office with questions
    • Assumed Business Names or DBA Applications - new or renewals
    • Request for certified copy of DD214 - by mail and must include copy of driver's license
  • Phone: 517-546-0500
  • Email:

44th Circuit Court

  • Emergency hearings are continuing. Please call 517-546-9816.
  • Personal Protection Orders are being processed. Please call 517-546-9816.
  • Filings are being accepted via:
    • U.S. Mail
    • The Drop Box located at the main entrance of the Judicial Center at 204 S. Highlander Way, Howell
    • Fax: 517-548-4219

Livingston County Courts

The Livingston County Courts are open for essential services only. Essential services are listed below. Please see the Local Administrative Order for complete details. 

53rd District Court:

•    In-custody weekday arraignments;
•    To the extent possible, previously scheduled in-custody hearings;
•    Hearings on emergency matters at the discretion of the Chief Judge

44th Circuit Court:

•    In-custody arraignments;
•    To the extent possible, previously scheduled in-custody hearings;
•    The initiation of personal protection orders (PPOs);
•    Hearings on denied PPOs and violation of PPOs;
•    Emergency bond motions;
•    Emergency domestic motions;
•    Requests for emergency show cause and injunctive orders;
•    Infectious disease cases; and
•    Hearings on emergency matters at the discretion of the Chief Judge.

Juvenile Court:

•    Hearings involving in-custody juveniles;
•    Preliminary/emergency hearings involving child protective proceedings and/or PPOs;
•    Waiver hearings for youth to be charged as or the rights attributed to an adult; and
•    Hearings on emergency matters at the discretion of the Chief Judge.

Probate Court:

•    Emergency mental health hearings and petitions for pick up orders;
•    Emergency proceedings for guardianships and conservatorships;
•    Emergency orders and/or hearings on warning notices pursuant to MCL 333.5203
•    Hearings on emergency matters at the discretion of the Chief Judge.
Only essential clerking operations will be processed during the time period covered by this LAO.  Please refrain from contacting the Court regarding ordinary business issues until Sunday, April 5, 2020.  In person paper filings will not be accepted.  Essential filings shall be made by email, fax, or through the U.S. mail.  There will also be a drop box at the entrance of the Judicial Center in Howell for essential filings only.

All emergency motions for the District Court identified above should be emailed to: or faxed to: (517) 548-9445.

All emergency motions for the Circuit Court and proposed emergency orders, identified above, including PPOs, should be emailed to: or faxed to: (517) 548-4219.  Forms can be accessed at

All emergency motions for the Juvenile Court identified above should be emailed to: or faxed to: (517) 546-3731.

All emergency motions for the Probate Court identified above should be emailed to: or faxed to: (517) 552-2510.

Courthouse Visitor Restrictions

Individuals entering any Livingston County Courthouse must advise the Court Security Officer prior to entering the screening area if they meet any of the following criteria:

  • Persons who have been in any of the following countries within the last 14 days: China, South Korea, Iran, Any European Country; (This list may be updated as further guidance is received from the CDC.)
  • Persons who reside or have had close contact with someone who has been in one of the countries listed above within the last 14 days;
  • Persons who have traveled domestically within the United States where COVID-19 has sustained widespread community transmission;
  • Persons who have been asked to self-quarantine by any doctor, hospital, or health agency;
  • Persons who have been diagnosed with, or have had contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19;
  • Persons with fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
Anyone attempting to enter in violation of these protocols will be denied entry by a Court Security Officer

Drain Commissioner

  • For flooding and sewer emergencies, call 517-546-0040. You will be directed to indicate whether you are calling about an emergency or a non-emergency. Staff will be notified immediately of emergencies. Non-emergency voicemails will be monitored periodically and addressed when the office reopens.
  • Email (not suitable for emergencies):

Emergency Management

  • The Emergency Operations Center is on "Partial Activation" and is being run remotely.
  • Phone: 517-540-7926

EMS - Ambulance


Facility Services

Fiscal Services

Friend of the Court

  • The Friend of the Court office is closed to the public until further notice
  • Residents are encouraged to visit the MiChildSupport website, call the office at 877-543-2660, or email the office at
  • The Friend of the Court office is unable to accept in-person payments at this time. Payments may be made:
    • Online at
    • Pay by telephone at 877-543-2660
    • Send a check or money order (payable to MISDU) to: Michigan SDU, P.O. Box 30351, Lansing, MI 48909-7851
    • Please record your docket number on a check. You can also enclose a payment coupon with your check. The payment coupon can be found at

Health Department

  • Coronavirus Information available at
  • The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is available to respond to health-related questions about COVID-19 on their hotline at 1-888-535-6136 or email questions to
  • The Immunization Clinic is closed at this time.
  • General Questions Phone: 517-546-9850
  • The public can access WIC services over the phone, including enrollment and issuing benefits. Please call 517-546-5459.
  • Children's Special Healthcare Services can be reached at 517-552-6823.

Human Resources


  • L.E.T.S. has suspended public transit service through Monday, April 13th.
  • Service will continue for dialysis patients only.
  • Michigan Flyer has suspended airport service through April 16th.
  • Phone: 517-540-7847
  • Email:

MSU Extension


  • OLHSA is currently providing virtual services. Please call 248-209-2600 for assistance.
  • Visit for available online services.



  • The Livingston County Prosecutor's Office will remain open with reduced staffing to continue performing essential functions, including warrant review of violent crimes and in-custody arrests, as well as court proceedings involving emergency matters and in-custody defendants. The Law Center Building will be closed to the public.
  • If you need to contact the Prosecutor's Office, please call 517-546-1850 or email

Public Defender

Register of Deeds

Senior Nutrition


  • For emergencies, call 9-1-1
  • For non-emergencies, call 517-546-9111
  • For Jail related questions, call 517-546-2445
  • Jail visitation can be conducted remotely
  • The Jail Lobby is open to deposit funds into inmate accounts
  • Individuals with pistol sales records and hand gun registrations can mail them to LSCO, 150 S. Highlander Way, Howell, MI 48843. There is also a drop-off box outside the Sheriff's Office entrance.


Veterans' Services

  • The Veterans' Services Office is closed. Please call 517-546-6338 for assistance.
  • If you have been working with a specific individual within the office and have their contact information, you may email or call them directly.
  • Rides are still provided for medically necessary appointments only.