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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.

Zoning Questions or Building in the Township?

Our Zoning Administrator is April Lark - please contact her direct for questions regarding Zoning and/or obtaining a Building Permit. Zoning Compliance Applications must be submitted and approved before the County will issue you a building permit. Email: or call 906/202-9255.

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 (2014-2016), 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.


Garbage Collection Day Change - Effective Week of April 30, 2018

Per Great American Disposal Company

Change #1 Normal Monday pickup for all of 16 Mile Lake area and M-94 to Bebo Trail is being changed to a Wednesday pickup - includes M-94, Buckhorn Rd, Hovey Lk. Rd, 16 Mile Lake Rd, Maple Grove Ln, Wildwood Ln, Doe Lake Rd, Cook Lake (Tom’s Rd, Sleeping Bear, Leatherleaf), Peninsula Pte Rd, Crossover Rd, Everett Rd, Raspberry Ln, Hayward Rd, Radcliff Rd, Forest Rd, Addis Lk Rd, Bebo Trail.

Change #2 Normal Tuesday pickup for all areas West of Reindeer Run to Sunset Road (along M-28) is being changed to a Wednesday pickup - includes Reindeer Run, all of Hwy M-28, Knuttila Rd, Harborview Dr, Ridge Rd., Koski Rd, LaCombe Rd, Sunset Dr, Woodland Ave (East end only).

Change #3 The following will stay on Monday but will begin at approximately 7:00 am - H03 (Forest Lake Rd) Buckbay Rd, Summer Homes Rd, Wilderness, Shady Ln, Evergreen Dr, Maple Tree Ln, North Shore Dr, Pioneer Rd, Curtis Dr, Norlin Way, Perry Rd and all of the Village of Au Train.

We apologize for the short notice, we were just informed by Great American Disposal Company of this change required by MDOT.

If you have any questions, please call GAD at (906) 774-9006

-Mary F Rogers Au Train Township Clerk April 26, 2018

August Primary Election

The August Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. The polls are open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.

If you would like to vote absentee, please print out an application and mail to: Au Train Township Clerk, PO Box 33, Au Train MI 49806-0033 - or contact Mary F Rogers, Clerk direct at or call 906/892-8403

You can find the application HERE

You can also check to see if you are Registered to Vote by visiting VOTE

Coming Up...
Au Train Township Regular Board Meeting
July 9th, 2018

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

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