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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.

Au Train Township - Board of Review Member Vacancy

Au Train Township is looking to fill a position on the Board of Review. This position requires a minimum 2 year commitment with meetings in March (3 meetings), July and December (1 meeting) of each year. Training is available. Members are paid a stipend for meetings.

The Board of Review meets to hear requests regarding property tax assessments. The Board meets to correct clerical errors or mutual mistakes of fact or other specific errors relative to the assessment of the property. These meetings are also held to consider poverty exemptions, the denial of certain personal property exemptions, veteran's exemptions, homeowner’s principal residence exemptions, qualified agricultural property exemptions, and qualified forest property exemptions.

The Board of Review is an appointed three member board. Members are made up of Au Train Township residents who are objective, are registered voters, and are willing to learn.

Persons interested are invited to submit a letter of interest by 5:00 pm on January 13th to Au Train Township, Board of Review, PO Box 33, Au Train MI 49806 or email Appointment will be considered by the Board at our January 13th Regular Board Meeting.

Please contact Michelle Doucette, Supervisor with any questions at (906)202-0070

Au Train Township Planning Commission Meeting

The Au Train Township Planning Commission will hold a Regular Board Meeting, as well as a Public Hearing on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Au Train Township Hall, located at N7569 Spruce Street, Au Train MI 49806, Alger County, Michigan, to receive public comment on the following:

A Conditional Use Permit application for a proposed Vacation Rental land use to be established at 3802 Hayward Road, Munising, MI 49862, per Section 310 of the Au Train Township Zoning Ordinance. The subject property is located within the Lakeshore & River Two zoning district. Subject parcel Tax ID# 001-214-007-00. Subject property is located in Section 14, T45N, R20W. Applicant: James & Robin Maxon.

The Au Train Township Zoning map and text are available online at Written comments regarding the public hearing will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. For questions, contact Jason McCarthy, Zoning Administrator at 906-399-1808.

This notice is posted in compliance with Public Act 110 of 2006, as amended, the Open Meetings Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Assessor Contact Information

Cameron Fuess is our new 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, who just came onboard with the Township. 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...
Au Train Township Planning Commission Meeting
December 19th, 2019

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