Welcome to the Livingston County Department of Planning

Welcome to the Livingston County Department of Planning

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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

  •  County Planning Department Offices Open Tuesdays and Wednesdays

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

    Communication can always be directed to staff emails:

    Kathleen Kline-Hudson, Director

    Scott Barb, Principal Planner

    Rob Stanford, Principal Planner

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

     Livingston County High Quality Natural Areas Assessment

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    Thank you to everyone that attended our Planner's Luncheon on Thursday May 19 regarding the County's High Quality Natural Areas Assessment and real tangible implementation activities to begin preserving these areas by our local municipal partners as highlighted by fellow presenters: Sara Thomas, President of Livingston Land Conservancy, and Kris Olsson, Watershed Ecologist, Huron River Watershed Council.

    Below are a set of links related to our Assessment document 

    Please feel free to use , print, and disseminate the information to your local residents and interested parties.

    Thanks again!
    County Planning Staff

    Livingston County High-Quality Natural Areas Assessment

    Livingston County High-Quality Natural Areas Assessment Informational Handout

    Link: High Quality Natural Areas Interactive Map

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     2020 County Census Data

    The U.S. Census Bureau released its much-anticipated redistricting data file (a.k.a. Public Law 94-171 data) on August 12, 2021.

    The Census 2020 data for Livingston County is now available here

     Assembly Solar Farm Bus Tour


     On August 26, 2022, the County Planning Department   organized a bus tour that was attended by several   local community leaders to the Assembly Solar Farm 
     near Lennon, MI. Below is provided a short 
     presentation  and information related to that trip.

     Livingston County Planning Commission set to hold in-person/hybrid-Zoom meetings for the year 2022

    Please note that in 2022 and until further notice, all Planning Commission meetings will be held in person and through hybrid-Zoom meeting modes. County Planning Commissioners and staff will meet in-person in the County Board meeting chambers (2nd floor County Administration Building - 6:30 PM). Audience participants are welcome to attend either 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:

    Via Zoom (on-line meetings):  https://zoom.us/j/3997000062?pwd=SUdLYVFFcmozWnFxbm0vcHRjWkVIZz09

    Via the Zoom app

    • Join a meeting, with meeting number:  399 700 0062
    • Enter the password:  LCBOC (ensure there are no spaces before or after the password)
    • +13017158592,,3997000062#,,1#,886752# US (Germantown)
    • +13126266799,,3997000062#,,1#,886752# US (Chicago)

    +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)

    +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

    Meeting ID: 399 700 0062

    Password:  886752

     Our Quarterly Planners Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Program

    Please join us for our next event!

    Brown bag Lunch

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

    All of our past virtual Lunch and Learn events are recorded and can be found on our official Planning Department Youtube Channel

    Tuesday, September 20, 2022; 12 PM-1 PM

    Agricultural Economic Development Plans


    This will a Live In-person Event (no Zoom available).

    Live Event Information:

    Genoa Township Hall

    2911 Dorr Road Road, Brighton