Zoning Department

The Zoning Administrator, Julie Durkin, can be reached through Village Hall Monday – Thursday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, and currently has office hours on Thursdays.

Land Use Permits are required for most construction (including decks, fences, additions and pools) or changes in use of a building. Please contact our office before starting a project. Livingston County Building Department will not issue their required permits without a Village land use permit.

Please keep in mind that projects need to adhere to not only the Zoning Ordinance but also the Technical Standards for Design & Construction.

Please email  at zoning@villageofpinckney.org

In 2009, an ordinance was enacted  to allow the Village Council to serve as the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA).  ZBA bylaws can be found here..


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Zoning Documents:

Fee Schedule:

2020 Fee Schedule

Zoning Ordinance and Map:

Village of Pinckney Zoning Ordinance

Here is the complete Zoning Ordinance with all the latest amendments approved at the December 14, 2020 Council meeting and the January 11, 2021 Council meeting:  Chapter 152, Zoning Ordinance 

Pinckney Zoning Map

Pinckney Marijuana Establishments Buffer Zone (approximate)

Technical Standards for Design & Construction:

Technical Standards adopted 01/11/2021

Central Business District Design Standards:

CBD Design Standards with Plant appendix

Zoning Forms:

Please note:  All fillable forms can be printed and brought to Village Hall during regular business hours or saved to your computer and emailed to:  zoning@villageofpinckney.org.  If you prefer, you may simply print the non-fillable form, fill it out and bring it to Village Hall.

Land Use/Site Plan Process:

Land Use Permit Application

Land Use Permit Application – fillable

Commercial Reoccupation form

Commercial Reoccupation – fillable form

Are you resealing a driveway, re-roofing or re-siding a house, adding gutters or replacing windows?  If so, then all you need is a Land Use Waiver.

Application for Waiver

Application for Waiver – fillable

Special Land Use Permit

Application for Site Plan Review

Site Plan Application

Pre Planning Meeting Request

Environmental Checklist


Sign Permit

Sign Ordinance: Signs-ordinance


Application for Variance or Interpretation of Zoning Ordinance

Application for Zoning Amendment


Application for Waiver of Technical Standards for Design & Construction


Chicken Permit 

Backyard Chicken Neighbor Consent


Village of Pinckney Complaint Form

Sidewalk Cafe:

Sidewalk Cafe Permit

Sidewalk Cafe Ordinance:  Sidewalk Cafe Ordinance

Driveway Permit / Work in Right of Way (ROW):

Application to Construct Utilities, Excavate or Perform Work in Village Streets or Right of Way

Driveway and parking lot approved vendors (per coal tar ordinance)

Sewer & Water Connections:


water meter form – irrigation or for well June 2017

Sample Maintenance Agreements:

Note:  These agreements are not all ‘one size fits all’, and are provided as a starting point.

Stormwater Operation and Maintenance Agreement Sample

Fire Hydrant Inspection and Maintenance Agreement Sample

Driveway Culvert Inspection and Maintenance Agreement Sample

Sanitary Monitoring Manhole Maintenance Agreement Sample

Grease and oil interceptor, grit separator, & other interceptor/separator Device Maintenance Agreement Sample