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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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Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held by the Au Train Township Planning Commission on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 6 PM 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 agenda item: 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# 001-360-001-00. Subject property is located in Section 32, T47N, R20W. Property address: E7571 /E7573 CEDAR STREET, AUTRAIN, MI, 49806. Applicant: Richard Oas.

The Au Train Township Zoning map and text are available by appointment at the Au Train Township Hall, or online at Written comments regarding the public hearing will be accepted until 5:00 PM on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. For questions, please contact Jason McCarthy, Zoning Administrator at

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).

Regular Meeting of the Au Train Township Planning Commission will follow.

The Au Train Township Board Meeting scheduled for Monday, September 14th will be going live on Facebook at 6:00 pm. Persons interested in participating in the Public Comment period should call in, when prompted to (906)202-0070, and they will be given the opportunity to address the Board.

Due to the current Executive Order (2020-261), the public is able to attend the Township Board Meetings, however, we do have to limit capacity.

You can find the Live event on Facebook Here

You can obtain a copy of the Agenda and August Board Minutes Here

If you have any questions, or require assistance to participate, please contact Mary Johnson, Au Train Township Clerk by email at: or by calling 906/361-2373.

Thank you for your patience as we look for the most effective ways to conduct business as a Township Board and allow participation from the public.

Forest Lake Reservoir -North Dam Information

Correspondence from UP Hydro, LLC - Renewable World Energies regarding their plan for the Forest Lake Reservoir and North dam can be found Here

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...
Au Train Township Planning Commission CUP Hearing and Regular Meeting
October 8th, 2020

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