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.

Wreaths Across America

The Pinckney Historical Cemetery is the only official Livingston County cemetery participating with the national organization, Wreaths Across America (WAA).  The mission of the group to “Remember, Honor, Teach, is carried out in part by coordinating wreath laying ceremonies on a specified Saturday in December at Arlington, as well as veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond.  We also organize a week of events including international veteran’s tributes, ceremonies at State Houses and a week-long “Veteran’s Parade” between Maine and Virginia where we stop along the way to spread our message about the importance of remembering our fallen heroes, honoring those who serve, and teaching our children about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families to preserve our freedoms.”

- See more at: http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/about/mission-vision/#sthash.DblrA29m.dpuf

We are tremendously honored to be a part of this amazing event!  This is yet another way that the cemetery works to honor our past, especially our veterans.

WAA will provide the cemetery with seven customized wreaths honoring each branch of military service.  At noon, across the county, all participating cemeteries will participate in a small local program honoring our local veterans and recognizing those that sponsored local wreaths.  In Pinckney, the cemetery board, along with members of the American Legion in Hamburg will place the ceremonial the seven ceremonial wreaths and then they, along with numerous local volunteers will place custom ordered wreaths on specific gravestones.

Individuals can purchase wreaths with customized messages, to be placed on Saturday, December 13th by clicking on the link below:


Don’t have a specific vet in our cemetery to honor?  You can still make a donation and WAA will send us wreaths to place on un-sponsored veteran sites.  Our first priority will be veteran sites in the oldest section of the cemetery.

Questions: Call Village Hall at 734.878.6206



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.

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:






Commercial Property for Sale

.31 acres in the center of downtown shopping district is for sale by the Downtown Development Authority.

20140603_092013_1  FOR SALE – FOR DEVELOPMENT!

The parcel located near the corner of Main Street and Marion Street is a prime retail location.

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 Minutes: DDA minutes 9 16 2014 draft

Planning Commission Agenda:  

Planning Commission Draft Minutes: VillageofPinckneyPCMinutes100614

Village Council Agenda: 

Draft Council Meeting Minutes 10 27 2014 Draft Minutes

Summit Meeting Minutes: Pinckney Summit 5 14 2014



Yard Waste and Brush Update

The Spring Clean-Up Leaf and Brush pick up is done!    All grass clippings, small sticks and leaves should now be bagged in paper yard waste bags and placed out for pick up by Granger on the normal Yard Waste pick up days.    Brush will continue to be picked up on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month.    There will be no more leaf pick ups until October.

The 2014 Trash, Recycling, Yard Waste, Brush & Leaf Schedule can be found here   -   2014 Schedule – Pinckney

2014 Public Notices

2014 Trash – Recycling – Brush Schedule – Pinckney


2013 Water Quality Notice


Public Hearing Zoning Amendment _ R1 to R4 _ Wellbridge

Public Notice Pirates Cove Residence Site plan review

Budget Meeting Schedule

 Conditional Rezoning Wellbridge Ordinance Summary


Notice of Public Hearing_wellbridge_special use permit

PH Special Land Use and Pre Site Plan Wellbridge

Rate Increases 3 24 2014

Weeds Ordinance Annual

Notice Zoning Ordinance – Fencing



Meeting schedule 2014



Gateway to Play Merchandise

The 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

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.

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