Welcome to the Livingston County Department of Planning

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: 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

 Change of Venue/Format for July 28 Brown Bag lunch

Important Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Livingston County Planning Department Brown Bag lunch scheduled for Wednesday, July 28th will be held virtually on Zoom. We will not be holding a hybrid meeting with in-person participation at Genoa Township Hall as originally announced and planned.

Hopefully, the hybrid-style Brown Bag lunch format will take place in the near future!

Please click here for more information

 New Planner's Lunch Youtube Channel

 Livingston County Planning Commission set to hold hybrid meeting for July 2021

Please note that the July 2021 Planning Commission meeting will be a hybrid meeting, with County Planning Commissioners and staff meeting in-person in the County Board meeting chambers (2nd floor Administration Building - 6:30 PM). Audience participants are welcome to attend in-person or via Zoom by using the meeting link below.  The County Board of Commissioner's Zoom Meeting Room is used for Planning Commission meetings and other Planning Department-related online meetings and activities.  Please understand that we will try to take all steps necessary to include as many members of the public in the Zoom room as possible. Thank you for your cooperation.

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

Instructions for Zoom meeting attendance below:

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Meeting ID: 399 700 0062

Password: LCBOC

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 County Planning Department Offices Open Tuesdays and Wednesdays Beginning June 1st

The Livingston County Department of Planning offices located in the County Administration Building (304 E. Grand River Avenue, Howell) will be open on Tuesdays and Wednesday weekly beginning June 1, 2021.

Communication can always be directed to staff emails as follows-at right:

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

 County Planning Department News Blast

County Planning News Blast Page

Find out more about County Census updates and our new Lutz County Park video tour here.

 Our Quarterly Planners Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Program

Brown bag Lunch

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

Our Next Event: Wednesday, July 28, 2021

"Environmental 101: What You Need to Know"

Zoom Online Meeting

Please join us for our next event!

Zoom instructions: 

How to Participate in Livingston County Virtual Meetings