Livingston County Department of Planning
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
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
We have good news to share!
The 2018 Livingston County Master Plan produced by the
Livingston County Planning Department wins Two Prestigious State Planning Awards
Annually, the Michigan Association of Planning sponsors Planning Excellence Awards to honor outstanding planning projects throughout the State of Michigan. There are ten (10) Planning Excellence award categories, that parallel national American Planning Association (APA) award categories.
A jury of APA Michigan Chapter professionals review and select the award-winning projects. The 2018 Livingston County Master Plan received the following two awards:
- The Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan
- The MAP Best Practice Award
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2019 NewsBlast Archives
Our Quarterly Planners Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Program
Our Next Event: Wednesday, October 30, 2019, Hartland Township Hall:
|"Planning for Renewable Energy"|
The 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!