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Welcome to Au Train Township!

Au Train Township has a population of 1,148, with about 60% being year round residents. This estimate is based on the 2010 Census and Voter Registration files. It's estimated that about 50% of our population is over the age of 40, most of which choose this area for retirement. We have three distinct areas in our Township: The Village of Au Train, The Village of Christmas and the 16 Mile Lake Area.

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Au Train Township Spring Cleanup

When: Saturday, June 6th
9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Where: Wood Island Landfill, Munising



Due to Covid-19 Restrictions, all residents will be required to unload their items for disposal. Please contact Supervisor, Michelle Doucette at 906/202-0070, with questions.

TIRES (without rims) will be accepted, a MAXIMUM of 4 per household will be strictly enforced.

NO Refrigerators, freezers or air conditioning units will be accepted (with or without freon).

Items that WILL NOT be accepted: Ashes, brush, yard waste, leaves, propane tanks, batteries, engines or motors containing gas or oil, fuel tanks, air conditioning units, and drums of any size. NO HAZARDOUS WASTE ACCEPTED (gas, oil, paints, thinners, insecticides, anti-freeze or anything containing PCP’s).

Au Train Township Residents

The Au Train Township Board expresses our appreciation to all our township residents who are home complying with the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Order. By doing so, it not only helps your family, but our township and surrounding townships as well.

Au Train Township will be available by phone. Please feel free to call any of the Board Members. You can find the information Here

Also, while we are all out home, now would be a good time to fill out your 2020 Census questionnaire online. You would have received your Census ID in the mail. Please visit It should take no longer than 10 minutes. For those residents who do not respond online, the Census Bureau will mail a paper questionnaire to your address in a few weeks.

Remember, if your college student is now at home, count your student at your house, not at college. You count the number of people who will be sleeping in your house on April 1, 2020.

How will the Census Impact our Township/Community?

Local Schools: The Census determines how money is allocated for the Head Start Program, school lunches, grants for support teachers and special education, and more. Transportation: Planning and construction for highways as well as grants for public transit systems, and more. Communities: Secures funding for hospitals, Section 8 housing, housing assistance for older adults, fire departments, wildfire assistance, and more.

All of the above federal funding is based on census data. The 2020 Census is for everyone.

Thank you all. Stay Safe, Stay In, and Send in your Census! The Au Train Township Board

Assessor Contact Information

Cameron Fuess is our Township Assessor. You can reach him with any of your assessing questions. Phone (224)388-3003 Email:
Mailing Address: PO Box 33, Au Train MI 49806-0033

Zoning Questions??

Our Zoning Administrator is Jason McCarthy. Jason brings years of experience and is here to help you with any Zoning needs. Please contact him direct for questions regarding Zoning and/or the permit required to obtain a Building Permit. Zoning Compliance Applications must be submitted and approved before the County will issue you a building permit. Email: or call 906/399-1808.

You can find the Zoning Documents Here

Contact information for Board Members, Fire Department, Zoning and Assessing can be found:


Looking for specific information?

You can click on the Documents link on the left to download ordinances, obtain information about purchasing a cemetery plot, find an application to vote absentee for upcoming elections, obtain copies of Township Board Minutes (2014-Present), download a Zoning Compliance Application and the Zoning Ordinance and download Forms and Information (Public Summary) on the new FOIA law that went into effect July 1, 2015.

If you have any questions, please call the Township Office at (906)892-8265. Please leave a message. We do not have specific office hours.

Coming Up...
Spring Clean Up
June 6th, 2020

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Phone:(906)892-8265 • PO Box 33 • AuTrain, Michigan

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