Livingston County Department of Planning

Livingston County Department of Planning

 Livingston County Planning Commission set to hold remote meeting for June 2020

Livingston County Planning Commission Virtual Meeting for June

In accordance with the Governor's Executive Orders regarding shelter-in-place and social distancing to prevent further spread of Covid-19 and to allow public meetings to be conducted remotely, the June 17, 2020 Livingston County Planning Commission meeting will be held remotely. Agendas and minutes are published on the Livingston County Planning Commission website:

Livingston County Planning Commission website

The following document contains information on how the public may attend the virtual meeting:

How to Participate in Livingston County Virtual Meetings

 County Offices Closed Until May 28, 2020

The Livingston County Department of Planning offices located in the County Administration Building (304 E. Grand River Avenue, Howell) remain closed due to Covid-19 protocol.

In the interim, communication can be directed to staff emails as follows:

Further updates regarding any changes to this closure policy will be announced here.

 Welcome to the Livingston County Department of Planning


The Livingston County Department of Planning is dedicated to guiding growth and development in Livingston County through sound planning and zoning practices.

 Our Mission at Livingston County Planning

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Our Mission: Livingston County Planning

The Michigan Planning Enabling Act, Act 33 of 2008, and the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Act 110 of 2006 provide the legislative framework by which our department staff and appointed County Planning Commissioners manage the planning and zoning functions of county government.
Together we recognize the importance of achieving a desired quality of life through comprehensive community planning.  We strive to provide programs and services that will assist the sixteen townships, two villages and two cities within Livingston County towards achieving that goal.
Highlighted on this website are the various programs and services that Livingston County Planning Department provides, including but not limited to:

  • Review of Master/Comprehensive Plans
  • Parks and Recreation Planning 
  • Grant Writing 
  • Planning Newsletters
  • Infrastructure and Development Planning
  • Demographic Analysis
  • Emergency Management
  • Housing Opportunities
  • Farmland and Open Space Preservation
  • Review of Zoning Ordinances
  • Economic Development 
  • Technical Assistance Guidebooks
  • Community Events
  • Capital Improvement Planning
  • Transportation Planning
  • Human Service Collaboration
  • Environmental Planning
  • Geographic Information Services

Current News - April 2020:

County Planning News Blast Page

During this time of conducting Livingston County business remotely from home, County Planning Staff is available to receive your master plan and zoning ordinance amendments via email. We are busy processing them for the next possible Livingston County Planning Commission meeting. The Zoning/Master Plan Amendment Form can be found on the County Planning website at:

Livingston County Planning and Zoning Amendment Form For Our Local Communities

 Our Quarterly Planners Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Program

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More Information About Our Quarterly Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Program here

Our Next Event: Wednesday, December 4, 2019, Genoa Township Hall:
"SEMCOG Regional Economic Development Plan - Interactive Input Session from Local Communities"

The Livingston County Department of Planning’s Brown Bag Lunch Series is a quarterly event that brings together planning professionals, local governments and others, in an informal setting to share ideas and network with one another.

Please join us for our next event!