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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. We have three distinct areas in our Township: The Village of Au Train, The Village of Christmas and the 16 Mile Lake Area.

Holiday Garbage Schedule!! Labor Day 9/6/2021

GAD will not be running any routes on Labor Day, September 6th. All routes will be run one day behind through Saturday.

Thank you!

Garbage Cart Update 8/4/2021

Please DO NOT PAINT OR ADD YOUR ADDRESS WITH PERMANENT MARKER! you can use stick on letters/numbers if you want.

If you don't want your garbage cart please call 906/892-8265 and leave your name, address and phone number. Please don't give it to a neighbor.

GAD ran out of the garbage carts and will need to reorder, which may take several weeks. Until this occurs, garbage collection will continue as usual for those who don't have a cart. The affected areas that have not yet received a cart are roads east of Scott Falls Park on M28 through Christmas and a few areas around 16 Mile Lake. Au Train Township appreciates your patience with this process. Thank you.

Au Train Township Residents

Curbside Garbage Collection - Important News!!

Beginning August 2, 2021, Au Train Township, along with our contractor, Great American Disposal, will be providing 95 gallon carts (tipper cans) for trash disposal. Carts will be delivered curbside before the new service begins on August 2, 2021. If you do not receive a cart by August 2nd, and are currently participating in curbside garbage pickup, please call the Township office at (906)892-8265 and leave your name, address and contact number. You are required to use your cart beginning August 2, 2021.

One cart will be issued per residence. If you need more than one cart - they can be purchased from GAD (at a discounted rate of $75.00) or through Lowes or Menards. It needs to be a "tipper cart".

All household trash needs to be bagged and tied, no loose trash, yard waste or building materials may be placed in the carts. Individual bags should not weigh more than 30 lbs each. Carts will need to be placed at the curb before pickup, with the handle (not lid opening) facing the road. Trash located outside of the cart will not be picked up.

Great American Disposal is offering recycling drop off at the landfill in Wetmore. Pricing for residential drop off is $3.00. The recycling program is not associated with Au Train Township.

You can get more information on recycling and what is currently being accepted at or by contacting Great American Disposal at (906)774-9006 or (906)387-2646.

Thank you for your cooperation!
Au Train Township Board June, 2021

Pay Your Summer Tax Bills Online!!

Au Train Township Summer Tax Bills will be arriving in your mailbox this week. You now have the option to pay your bill online.

Any and all fees associated with online payments are the responsibility of the taxpayer. PLC# a004pe

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Au Train Township

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...
Zoning Board Appeals
September 22nd, 2021

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