Livingston County Department of Planning

Livingston County Department of Planning

Please Note: In accordance with Public Act 254 of 2020, Livingston County public meetings may be held virtually through March 31, 2021.

 Livingston County Planning Commission set to hold remote meeting for February 2021

In accordance with Michigan Department of Health orders limiting the size of gatherings, Livingston County public meetings currently include an option for remote public participation.

The February 17, 2021 Livingston County Planning Commission meeting will be held remotely.

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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 County Planning Department Offices Remain Closed Through January 2021

The Livingston County Department of Planning offices located in the County Administration Building (304 E. Grand River Avenue, Howell) remain closed due to Covid-19 protocol.

In the interim, communication can be directed to staff emails as follows:

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

 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 at Livingston County Planning

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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

Current News - May 2020:

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

It’s been too long since last we’ve lunched…

Brown bag Lunch

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

Our Next Event: Wednesday, December 2, 2020, Zoom Online Meeting
"Livingston County Trails Plan and Local Trails Panel"

The first ever county-wide Livingston County Trails Plan was completed and released in late June 2020. Trail consultants Norm Cox and Carolyn Prudhomme of The Greenway Collaborative Inc. will explain the various components of the plan including the near term network and priority route recommendations of the plan. Following the presentation, local park providers and municipal leaders will discuss the desired trail implementation strategies of their park system or municipality.

Please join us for our next event!