Planning Commission

The Planning Commission directs and oversees preparation of a Comprehensive Development Plan to guide and enhance development in the City. The Commission prepares Ordinances, Codes and other tools needed to implement the Comprehensive Plan. The Commission also reviews proposals and plans for public improvements and developments in relation to the Comprehensive Plan and Ordinances.


Six Commission members are appointed for 3-year terms by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. One representative of City Council serves as an ex-officio member on a year-to-year basis.


 Commission Members 
 Name   Term Expiration 
 Jeff Markstrom, Chair  06/30/25
 John Magee, Vice Chair  06/30/26
 Brandon Lanyon, Council Rep.  11/30/23
 Noah Belanger  06/30/26
 Lee Fisher  06/30/24
 Brandon Gilroy  06/30/25
 Tim Ludwig  06/30/24
 Thomas Pratt, Council Rep. Alternate  11/30/23


Master Plan

To view a PDF copy of the Williamston 2015 Master Plan with Maps, click here.

Meeting Dates 2023
Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of the month
at 7 pm, 
unless otherwise stated


January 3, 2023         July 6, 2023 (Thurs)
February 7, 2023   August 1, 2023
March 7, 2023     September 5, 2023
April 4, 2023   October 3, 2023
May 2, 2023   November 7, 2023
June 6, 2023   December 5, 2023



Submittal Deadlines for Planning Commission Public Hearings

Planning Commission Bylaws


Contact City Hall for commercial opportunities.

City Hall

161 E. Grand River Ave.  
Williamston, MI 48895
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 am - 5 pm 
517-655-2774; Fax-517-655-2797

Police Department
175 E Grand River Ave.  
Williamston, MI  48895 
517-655-4222; Fax-517-655-6498

Department of Public Works
781 Progress Ct.
Williamston, MI  48895
517-655-2221; Fax 517-996-6299
Office Hours Vary, call City Hall for assistance, 517-655-2774

Assessing Department
Click here for Assessing Page

Building Department
Livingston County Building Department
2300 E Grand River Ave
Howell, MI 48843
Mon–Fri, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Phone: 517-546-3240
Fax: 517-546-7461
Inspection Request Line:  517-546-3830
General Dept. Email:
CLICK HERE for Inspection
     Scheduling Instructions