Livingston County Department of Planning

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.

 Community Renewable Energy Management Incentive Program

Apply For Grant

Grant funding through the State of Michigan Department of Energy is available to eligible communities for use in updating local plans and ordinances for renewable energy:
  • Up to $25,000
  • For use in sending postcard mailings to residents informing of the planning process, support for public meetings, etc.
2023 Cycle Open: January-May 31, 2023 or until funds are totally committed.
Email Jessica Crawford at with any questions.

 County Planning Department Offices

The Livingston County Department of Planning offices are located in the County Administration Building at 304 E. Grand River Avenue in Howell.

Communication can be directed to staff emails:

 Quarterly Planners Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Program

Join us for our next event!

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

Brown bag LunchOUR NEXT EVENT:




All past virtual (Zoom) Lunch and Learn events can be found on our official Planning Department YouTube Channel

 Planning Commission In-Person/Hybrid Zoom Meetings

Please note that in 2023 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 on the 2nd floor of the County Administration Building at 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.

Agendas and minutes are published on the Livingston County Planning Commission website

How to Participate in Livingston County Virtual Meetings

Via Zoom:

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)

Via Phone

  • +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
  • +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
  • Meeting ID: 399 700 0062
  • Password:  886752
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.
The Livingston County Planning Department provides the following programs and services, including but not limited to:
  • Review of Master/Comprehensive Plans
  • Park 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