Planning Department

Planning Department

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

Public Hearing Scheduled for County Master Plan   (more info)

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The Livingston County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to take public comment on the proposed Livingston County Master Plan, a guide for land use development in Livingston County.

The Public Hearing on the proposed Livingston County Master Plan will be held prior to the Livingston County Planning Commission Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at the Livingston County Administration Building, 304 E. Grand River, Howell, MI, 48843.


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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