Livingston County will be closed on Monday, May 27th in honor of Memorial Day.

Planning Department Fillable Amendment Form

Materials from local communities that are to be reviewed and decided on by the County Planning Commission are due the first Wednesday of the month, preceding the third Wednesday of every month, by 5 p.m. Please refer to the monthly schedule in the table below for exact dates.

Click here to access the County Planning Department Fillable Master Plan and Zoning Ordinance Amendment Form

Planning Commission Members

Planning Commissioners (From Left to Right): Margaret Burkholder, Dennis Bowdoin, Jason Schrock, William Call, Bill Anderson, Matt Ikle, Paul Funk

Planning Commissioner Geographic Representation Interest Representation Current Term Ends
Paul Funk Oceola Township Residential October 31, 2025
Dennis Bowdoin Conway Township Agriculture October 31, 2024
Matt Ikle, Vice-Chair Genoa Township Transportation October 31, 2026
Margaret Burkholder Oceola Township Industrial October 31, 2026
Jason Shrock Putnam Township Education October 31, 2024
Bill Anderson, Chair City of Brighton Commercial October 31, 2025
Bill Call, Secretary Handy Township Recreation October 31, 2024



For 2024, all Planning Commission meetings will be held both in-person and remotely on Zoom. County Planning Commissioners and staff will meet in-person in the County Board meeting chambers on the 2nd floor of the County Administration Building at 6:30 p.m. Audience participants are welcome to attend either in-person or via Zoom by using the meeting link below. The County Board of Commissioner’s Zoom Meeting Room is used for Planning Commission meetings and other Planning Department-related online meetings and activities.

Cutoff Date for Planning Department to Receive Case Information Meeting Dates Meeting Packet Materials Meeting Agenda Meeting Approved Minutes
5:00 P.M.., 1st Wednesday of the month, unless otherwise specified 6:30 P.M.., 3rd Wednesday of the month, unless otherwise specified Meeting Agenda and Planning Department Staff Review in one packet Meeting Agenda Minutes are only posted after approval at the Planning Commission’s subsequent meeting
January 3 January 17 January PC Packet January Agenda January Minutes
February 7 February 21 February PC Packet February Agenda February Minutes
March 6 March 20 March PC Packet March Agenda March Minutes
April 3 April 17 April PC Packet April Agenda April Minutes
May 1 May 15 May PC Packet May Agenda  
June 5 June 19      
July 3 July 17      
August 7 August 21      
September 4 September 18      
October 2 October 16      
November 6 November 20      
December 4 December 18      


Ordinance & By-Laws

The roles and responsibilities of the Planning Commission and its’ members are prescribed and directed by the County Planning Commission Ordinance and By-Laws, under the authority bestowed to it by the Michigan State Planning Enabling Act – MZEA (MCL 125.3801, et seq., Act 33 of 2008, as amended) and the Livingston County Board of Commissioners (Resolution No. 2013-03-079, March 4, 2013.)

Any questions or concerns should be directed to the Department of Planning office at (517) 546-7555.

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