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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.


Notice is hereby given that two (2) Public Hearings will be held by the Au Train Township Planning Commission on Thursday, April 18, 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: Public Hearing for a proposed Vacation Rental on a property located within the Residential One/Two zoning district, per the Au Train Township (Article III, Section 306, (D) (11)). Parcel Tax ID# 001-116-016-00. Subject property is located in Section 16, T46N, R19W. Property address: E8434 M-94 MUNISING, MI, 49862. Applicant: John & Lisa Cromell.

Public Hearing for a proposed Vacation Rental on a property located within the R -1/2,ResidentialOne/Two zoning district, per the Au Train Township (Article III, Section 308). Parcel Tax ID# 001-360-001-00. Subject property is located in Section 32, T47N, R20W. Property address: E5375 WOODLAND AVE, AUTRAIN, MI, 49806. Applicant: Richard Oas.

The Au Train Township Zoning map and text are available for review online at Written comments regarding the public hearing will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. For questions, contact Jason McCarthy, Zoning Administrator at 906-399-1808 or

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Au Train Township

Au Train Township Spring Cleanup

When: Saturday, May 18th
9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Where: Wood Island Landfill, Munising


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).

Assessor Contact Information

Cameron Fuess is our new Township Assessor beginning October 1, 2018. You can reach him with any of your assessing questions.
Phone (224)388-3003
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
May 9th, 2019

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