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.

Snow Emergency

The Pinckney Police Department is declaring a SNOW EMERGENCY for the Village of Pinckney, effective immediately, and until Thursday, December 14, 2017 5:00 pm.  This declaration is under Village Ordinance 71.40 and requires all vehicles be removed from the public roadway to allow the DPW to safely clear away snow and ice.  Any vehicles left  on the roadway during this emergency amy be tickets and/or towed.


Chief Jeffrey Newton

Village of Pinckney Police Dept.


Please join us for Wreaths Across America at the Pinckney Historical Cemetery on Saturday, December 16th at 12 noon.  The ceremony takes place at the same time as others around the world, so please be on time.

After the ceremony, everyone is welcome to help with the placing of the wreaths.

Pinckney Historical Cemetery is located at 647 W. M-36, just west of downtown Pinckney.

We have a goal of 300 wreaths to place on the 300 veteran graves.

DONATE HERE:  https://donate.wreathsacrossamerica.org/?pageId=16207&relatedIds=0

Joint Parks Master Plan

The Village of Pinckney and Putnam Township are working together to update the joint Parks Master Plan.  WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!  Please complete the survey found at this link.


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: December meeting cancelled

DDA Draft Meeting MinutesDDA-min-11062017

Planning Commission Agenda:    December meeting cancelled.

Planning Commission Draft Minutes:PC-min-11062017

Village Council Agenda vc-agd-12112017

Village Council Meeting Minutes vc-min-11132017

Zoning Board of Appeals ZBA-agd-11132017

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




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