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.


Saturday, November 11th and Saturday November 18th from 9 AM – 12 noon.  The 11th will be spent removing décor and beginning leaf clean up.

The 18th will be finishing up the leaves and picking up branches.

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

downtown Pinckney.  Bring gloves, rakes, wheelbarrows, blowers and clippers if you can (but not required).

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.


Appointment: Planning Commissioner

Application for appointment can be found here.


The village is accepting applications for a Secretarial position.  The outline of the position is below.  Please complete the application to be considered.  The posting closing on Wednesday, November 22nd at noon.

Secretary posting

Employment application




Fiscal Year 2017-18 Rate Increases

On June 12th, Village Council passed a resolution to raise rates for services to cover costs.  These rates do not provide incremental revenue, but rather cover the costs to conduct the services.  Some of these rates have not increased since 2005.  For details on the rate increases, please see Resolution 2017-11_ Establish Rates for Sewer, Water, Refuse, Leaf and Brush for 2017-18

2017 Trash, Recycling, Yard Waste, Leaf & Brush Schedule

Find your 2017 Trash, Recycling, Yard Waste, Leaf & Brush Schedule here:   2017 Schedule

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-11062017

Planning Commission Agenda:    

Planning Commission Draft Minutes:PC-min-11062017

Village Council Agenda vc-agd-11132017

Village Council Meeting Minutes vc-min-10232017

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