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.

Job Opening – Village Clerk




The Village of Pinckney seeks qualified applicants for the role of VILLAGE CLERK. This is a part-time position, M-Th 8am-4pm, with some evening hours required. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent in education and relevant experience, municipal experience a plus; excellent written and oral communication skills; proficiency with PC-based office software, BS&A experience a plus. Typical duties include customer service; preparation of information packets for the Village Council, agendas and minutes, and all record-keeping for the Village; contributions to Village website and social media accounts; management of the Village Cemetery. Attendance at Council meetings on the second and fourth Mondays of each month is essential. Local applicants preferred. Interested parties should provide a resume and cover letter.  A completed village application is also required.  The application is available on the Village website or at Village Hall, 220 S. Howell Street, Pinckney during regular business hours.

Resumes and applications will be accepted through the end of business day, Thursday, August 2, 2018.

The application form can be found here.  The application is required as it provides authorization for background checks.

Burn Ban in the Village until Further Notice!

The Putnam Township Fire Department has issued a burn ban for the entire area (Putnam Township including the village) until further notice.  This includes recreational fires.

Coal Tar Ordinance – Black Top Sealant

In October 2017, Village Council passed an ordinance prohibiting the sale, distribution, or application of driveway and parking lot sealant products containing coal tar, identified as having greater than 0.1% Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs).

All property owners should therefore be aware of this prohibition, which can carry a fine of up to $500.00.

In addition, businesses providing asphalt sealing services are now required to apply for a permit. The permit is free to file and is available here. If your company has signed a pledge for the PAH Reduction Project, please also provide a copy of that.

For a list of names this product goes by, review the list found at this link.

Currently, the Village has approved four vendors:

  • Alan’s Asphalt
  • Action Asphalt
  • D&H Asphalt
  • Enterprise Asphalt

***Property owners are now required to have a Land Use Permit Waiver before having their driveways sealed.  The Waiver can be found here and does not cost anything:  Land Use Permit Waiver


Village partners with Simple Recycling

NOTE:  Simple Recycling is picked up on the same day as your regular recycling but it is a different truck that will pick it up.  Their pick-up window of time is from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm.

The village is now partnering with Simple Recycling to dramatically reduce the constant stream of materials into our nations land fills.  Beginning, February 7th, you will be able to recycle clothing and housewares right along with your regular recycling.  Simple Recycling will be mailing residents information on the program along with orange recycling bags.  Fill the bags with items that are not fit for resale and they will grade and sort materials, locally and/or regionally, based on quality and condition. The top quality materials will be resold to local thrift outlets, mid grade is exported to international markets and “unusable” items are processed for raw materials.

Additional bags can be ordered from Simple Recycling or picked up at Village Hall.

There is no cost to the village or its residents to participate.

Learn more at simplerecycling.com


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-07022018

Planning Commission Agenda:  

Planning Commission Draft Minutes July 2 2018 PC

Village Council Agenda July 9th meeting cancelled

Village Council Meeting Minutes  vc-min-06252018

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