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Welcome to Au Train Township!

Au Train Township has a population of 1,076, with about 75% being year round residents. This estimate is based on the 2020 Census and Voter Registration files. 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 Board - Special Board Meeting

When: Monday, September 26, 2022 Time: Start 7:00 pm

Agenda: Special Meeting of the Au Train Township Board to review/discuss/approve guidelines, policies and procedures moving forward under the Amended Zoning Ordinance of August 31, 2022 as to the Non-conforming Short Term (vacation) rentals.

Fall Clean-up!!

Au Train Township Fall Cleanup When: Saturday, October 1st
9:00 am - 11:30 am Where: Wood Island Landfill, Munising


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


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).

Recreation Survey - Please participate!!

ATTENTION AU TRAIN TOWNSHIP PROPERTY OWNERS AND RESIDENTS: Au Train Township is in the process of updating the community’s 5-Year Recreation Plan to submit to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Once the plan is approved by the MDNR, the Township will be eligible to apply for recreation grant funds. Your input will be used to develop recreation projects in the coming years. The Recreation Survey is a quick 13 question form which is through SurveyMonkey

Recreation Survey

Printed copies are available at the Au Train Township Hall in the plastic info box outside the Clerk’s office. The completed surveys can be placed in the mailbox on the Clerk’s office door or mailed to: Au Train Township, P.O. Box 33, Au Train, MI 49806. Please give the township your feedback by October 1st. Please contact the township office if you have any questions or call Michelle Doucette, Supervisor, at 906-202-0070. Thank you for your time!

Zoning Questions??

Our Zoning Administrator is Kathleen Lindquist. Please contact her 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)458-8316.

You can find the Zoning Documents Here

Garbage Collection

GFL formerly Great American Disposal is our contracted service provider in the Township. You can reach them at 906/387-2646.

Please call GFL directly at 906-387- 2646 if additional carts need to be purchased.

The Township is not responsible for lost or damaged containers

Each resident is responsible for the proper care and security of the trash tipper carts. Waste placed outside the tipper carts either loose or bagged, will be left curb side and not picked up. All trash inside tipper carts MUST be bagged.

AUGUST 1, 2022 is the DEADLINE to obtain a cart if you were not issued one originally. NO EXCEPTIONS. YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PURCHASE A CART FROM GFL DIRECT.

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

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 Board Special Board Meeting
September 26th, 2022

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