Department of Planning

Hot Topic - The State of Solar in Michigan

Featured article on state lawmakers current efforts to seek State-level oversight of green energy detailed in the August 28, 2023 article in  “Bridge Michigan” online magazine. What this may mean for local communities. Check it out.

Livingston County At-A-Glance

Want to know what your neighboring communities have been up to? Check out our quarterly “At-A-Glance” summary of Planning Commission activities in Livingston County.

Lunch & Learn Series: August 15th - SEMCOG 2050 Regional & County Forecast

Join us for our Quarterly Planners Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Program!

Master Plan

This Plan has been developed to connect us as a group of twenty communities, so that the positive impacts of good planning and zoning practices are multiplied by being replicated throughout a majority of our Livingston County communities.

County Plans

Find plans published and facilitated by the Planning Department including the Master Plan, Parks and Open Spaces Plan, Hazard Mitigation Plan, and more.

GIS Zoning Map Screenshot

Interactive Generalized Parcel-Based Zoning Map

This map and associated data is provided for informational and planning purposes only and is not intended to be used for any survey, engineering, property title, legal boundary, or conveyance. This product represents generalized zoning in Livingston County. For more detailed zoning map and district information, contact the zoning administrator for your municipality.


Scott Barb

Planning Director, AICP, PEM

Rob Stanford

Principal Planner, AICP

Martha Haglund

Principal Planner

Planning Commission

Find information about Planning Commission meetings and important dates, members, and meeting minutes.


Livingston County Planning is an multi-award winning public planning organization, at both the State of Michigan and National levels.

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American Planning Association

  • County Planning Division Merit Award for Livingston County Master Plan (2020)
  • Vernon Deines Award for a Comprehensive Plan / Large Jurisdiction (2020)
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Michigan Association of Planning

  • Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan (2019)
  • Planning Excellence Awards for Livingston County Master Plan (2018)
Department of Planning
Scott Barb

Scott Barb
Planning Director



(517) 546-7555


Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed County Holidays


304 E Grand River Ave
Suite 206
Howell, MI 48843