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.

St. Patrick’s Day Festivities

2015 St. Patrick’s Day Festivities

8:30 AM       5K Registration  Putnam Township Square                       1.5 hours

9 AM              Mass                      St. Mary Catholic Church                         1 hour

10 AM            5K                          Step off; Putnam Township Square      45 minutes

11 AM            Kids Run              Putnam Township Square                       15 minutes

11:10 AM Cutest Leprechaun Contest      Main Street                              15 minutes

11:20 AM      Awards                 Putnam Township Gazebo                       15 minutes

11:35 AM       Dancer                 Main Street in front of Gazebo                  8 minutes

11:45 AM       Bed Race              Main Street                                                 15 minutes

12 noon          Parade                  Step off; Pinckney Cemetery                    1 hour


For registration forms and links click on the Events page (on the left) and then parades.


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.

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

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.

2015 Public Notices

2015 Budget Meeting Dates

2015 Fee Schedule approved

2015 Trash, Recycling, Yard Waste, Leaf & Brush

2015 Regular Meeting Schedule

2014 Clear water report


Upcoming Meetings

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

DDA Agenda:

DDA Draft Meeting Minutes: DDA MINUTES 2 17 2015

Planning Commission Agenda:  No March 2015 meeting

Planning Commission Draft Minutes: VillageofPinckneyPCMinutes010515

Village Council Agenda:  

Draft Council Meeting Minutes vc-min-02232015

Summit Meeting Minutes: Pinckney Summit 5 14 2014


Water Softener Rebate Program

We’ve revived the water softener rebate program to encourage compliance with our ordinance, which states that water softeners cannot be discharged into the sewer line. If you have moved to the Village since 2008, you might want to check this out! Eligible property owners can receive a 50% rebate, up to $300, for installing a drywell or toward the purchase of a no-discharge water conditioner. See below for details about the program. Still have questions? Call or email us at Village Hall.

Water Softener Rebate Program

Water Softener Inspection Form

Free Clean Fill Dirt Available

The Village has some clean fill available for pick up.  You load and move yourself.  Contact Amy in the Clerk’s office if you are interested.

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.

T-shirts – including a Men’s/Children design and a Women’s T $10 (2XL for $12)

Aluminum Water Bottles – Made in America $8

Window clings for cars and business $2.50

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

ET Rover Natural Gas Pipeline Information

A company, ET Rover Pipeline LLC, has applied to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for approval to construct a 42-inch diameter natural gas pipeline that would extend from Ohio through Michigan and connect into Canada.  This is known as the ET Rover Pipeline Project.  The proposed route of this pipeline goes through a portion of the Village of Pinckney as well as several surrounding communities.  The Village Council approved a resolution opposing the ET Rover Natural Gas pipeline.  You can review the resolution in its entirety by clicking here.

***New**** The FERC has issued a notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement for the ET rover pipeline project.  They are requesting public comment.  For the entire notice click here to download the document in its entirety.

The Village is encouraging property owners to file comments with the FERC.  Click on this link for instructions for posting comments.

Other links and helpful information: