Welcome to the Village of Pinckney Website!

Pinckney is located in Putnam Township in southern Livingston County. The area was first settled in 1827 by William Kirkland who moved from New York with his family, including wife Caroline who gained fame (and a bit of notoriety) with her writings about the area. With his brother-in-law, James Stansbury, Kirkland formed the William Kirkland Company, which organized the village. Kirkland named the community after his brother, Charles Pinckney Kirkland, a New York attorney. The village was platted in 1837 and incorporated as a village in 1883.


Appointment: Pinckney Community Library Board – Village Resident

The village is now accepting applications from Village residents that would be interested in sitting on the Pinckney Community Library Board.    This will completing a 4-year term ending on March 1, 2020.

Application forms should be accompanied by a letter of interest.  The letter should indicate why you would like to serve, previous library involvement, and specific qualifications or experience you have that would be of benefit to the library and the Library Board.  Applications can be found here or picked up at village hall during regular business hours.

Applications must be submitted by noon, September 7, 2017 to be considered.

Utility bills due Thursday, August 3rd

Based on mail we have received returned and the phone calls we have received from residents, it appears that the post office is having issue with utility bill delivery this quarter. If you did not receive your bill – which is due Thursday, August 3rd, please call village hall at 734 878 6206 or email clerk@villageofpinckney.org for a duplicate copy. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Appointment: Village Council Trustee

The village of Pinckney is accepting applications for two Trustee positions to complete a term ending November 20, 2018. Applicants must be registered voters in the village.  Please complete the attached application and return it to Village Hall or to clerk@villageofpinckney.org

Application packet is here

Fiscal Year 2017-18 Rate Increases

On June 12th, Village Council passed a resolution to raise rates for services to cover costs.  These rates do not provide incremental revenue, but rather cover the costs to conduct the services.  Some of these rates have not increased since 2005.  For details on the rate increases, please see Resolution 2017-11_ Establish Rates for Sewer, Water, Refuse, Leaf and Brush for 2017-18

Public Notice – Tall Grass & Weeds

tall grass

This publication shall serve as annual public notice to all owners of land in the Village of Pinckney that lots or premises that neglect or fail to remove noxious weeds, tall grass and tall brush are in violation of Ordinance 94.05 – Noxious Weeds, Tall Grass and Tall Brush.

If the neglect is not corrected within ten (10) days, said owner will be issued a Municipal Civil infraction notice of violation.  If after ten (10) days the violation is not corrected, you will incur a fine of $125.00 and will be responsible for all costs of removal of noxious weeds, tall grass and tall brush.  The 2nd offense is $200.00 plus all costs of removal.  The 3rd offense is $400.00 plus all costs for removal.  Any unpaid expenses may be placed on the tax roll for collection.

2017 Trash, Recycling, Yard Waste, Leaf & Brush Schedule

Find your 2017 Trash, Recycling, Yard Waste, Leaf & Brush Schedule here:   2017 Schedule

For Sale- For Commercial Development!


The parcel located near the corner of Main Street and Marion Street is a prime retail location.  It is .31 acres in the center of downtown shopping district and is for sale by the Downtown Development Authority.

The DDA is looking for interested developers to purchase and develop this space.

The community has spoken and they want to see more restaurants, retail and upper-level urban living space!

Click here to download a packet of information including a survey, property description, a spec building design as well as designs to upgrade Marion street and build a municipal parking lot on the adjacent parcel to the south.

Upcoming Meetings


Click the links below to get schedules and or agendas for upcoming meetings.

DDA Agenda:

DDA Draft Meeting MinutesDDA-min-08072017

Planning Commission Agenda:    

Planning Commission Draft MinutesPC-min- 08072017

Village Council Agenda vc-min-08142017

Village Council Meeting Minutes vc-min-07102017

Zoning Board of Appeals 

Committee Meetings

Budget Meeting Schedule  See calendar on the right side of the page

Police Committee Meeting

Streets & Sidewalk Meeting streetscom-min-03152017

Summit Meeting Minutes: Pinckney Summit 5 14 2014


Public Notice _ Combined_May2017


We all have #pinckneypride and we always want to hear what makes you proud to be a member of the Pinckney Community.  Please share your thoughts with us on Facebook and Twitter and don’t forget to use the hashtag.

One of the many things we are proud of is Pinckney Community Schools.  The schools system has many award winning programs, devoted teachers and administrators and much more!  Check out what the school district has to offer in this new brochure below.

Positively Pinckney brochure January 2015

Gateway to Play Merchandise

Color-logoThe Downtown Development Authority launched the new image for the Village in 2012.  Reaction has been great!

Merchandise bearing the new logo is available for sale at Village Hall.

Cool hat  Great hats $12

T-shirts – Women’s T $10 (2XL for $12)

Aluminum Water Bottles – Made in America $8

Merchandise can be purchased during regular business hours, Monday – Thursday    8 AM – 4PM.  Cash or check only.

Interested in supporting the downtown area and its events?  Consider joining the Friends  of the Village.  Click on the word Friends to download the brochure with details.

Let us know what you think about the new logo.  Email us at info@villageofpinckney.org

Cemetery Rule Changes

Village Council has approved some additions and changes to the decor policy for the Cemetery.  Below is a synopsis as well as a set of complete rules.

Public Notice cemetery changes

Pinckney Village Cemetery Rules July 2015