County Permit Guidebook
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County Permit Guidebook



Livingston County Permit Guidebook (2013)

Most often the initial contact any resident, developer or builder has with the regulatory process occurs when a development is still an idea. At this initial stage in the decision process, specific information on permits and regulations is critical for determining whether or not to commit time and money to a development. Information is needed in order to test the feasib ility of a particular course of action. Does the development conform to the local zoning ordinance? What permits are required? How long will it take to get the permits? How much do the permits cost?

The primary objective of the Livingston County Permit Guidebook is to compile information about the regulatory processes of Livingston County governmental departments into one document that will guide anyone seeking development assistance. Permit information has been assembled from the following six Livingston County departments:

  • County Road Commission
  • County Information Technology Department/GIS Division
  • County Planning Department/County Planning Commission
  • County Drain Commissioner’s Office 
  • County Department of Public Health/Environmental Health Division
  • Livingston County Building Department

The guidebook provides residents, developers and builders with a flow chart of steps involved in each permitting process, time estimates of each review process, lists of frequently asked permit questions, department contact information, and links to fee schedules and permit applications. It is our hope that this guide will make doing business in Livingston County more pleasant and financially rewarding because the permit processhas been simplified, thereby reducing confusion and expediting the development process.