Planning Department

Planning Department

Tree in a field.  The Livingston County Department of Planning.

Review the New County Master Plan

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On July 2, 2018, the Livingston County Board of Commissioners approved the distribution of the Draft 2018 Livingston County Master Plan for public review and comment.

During the 63-day review period, public comments will be collected by County Planning Department staff. After the review period (which ends on September 6, 2018), a public hearing will be scheduled by the Livingston County Planning Commission (date to be determined) to hear verbal comments, and to review the comments collected by staff. Adoption of the plan will not take place until after the review period and public hearing.

All comments should be emailed to:

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The Livingston County Planning Department in partnership with the Livingston County Parks and Open Space Advisory Committee is currently updating the five-year Livingston County Parks and Open Space Plan.

Please be a part of this process by taking a short (5 minute) survey to tell us how you feel about the current state of parks and recreation opportunities in Livingston County and more specifically about Livingston County-owned parks. 

Survey is available from August 3 - September 7, 2018

Survey Link: :

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Please assist the Livingston County Transportation Coalition
with a transportation survey that will be used by planners to
develop the new transportation plan for Livingston County.
Survey available until August 31, 2018.

Survey Link:

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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!

The 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


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Livingston County Transit Master