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.

Local Involvement Opportunities: Library Board and Planning Commission

The village is now accepting applications from Village residents that would be interested in sitting on the Pinckney Community Library Board.    This will be a 4-year term beginning with an appointment on January 25, 2016.

Applications must be submitted by noon, January 21, 2016 to be considered.


The Village of Pinckney Planning Commission has vacancies on the board. You must be a resident of the Village to serve. Meetings are the first Monday of most months, 7 PM, at Village Hall. A stipend is paid for each meeting attended; training programs are available.

Application forms can be found below or picked up at village hall during regular business hours.

For more information, please call the Village Hall at (734) 878-6206 or visit the village website at www.villageofpinckney.org to complete an application.

Application form for committees

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.

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



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

Upcoming Meetings

2016 Regular Meeting Schedule

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

DDA Agenda: dda-agd-01192016

DDA Draft Meeting Minutes: DDA-min-12012015

Planning Commission Agenda:  

Planning Commission Draft Minutes: pc-min-01042016

Village Council Agenda vc-agd-02082016

Draft Council Meeting Minutes  vc-min-01112016

Zoning Board of Appealszba-min-01112016 zba-min-12142015     zba-min-10122015

Committee Meetings

Police Committee Meeting Agenda

Budget Committee Meeting Dates

Summit Meeting Minutes: Pinckney Summit 5 14 2014


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 – 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.

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