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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 and its Board Members are not associated in any way with a page on Facebook - Au Train Informed.

Also, The Au Train Township Board did not make the decision regarding the improvements or necessary repairs on the Bridge over the Au Train River near the intersection of State Hwy M28 and Au Train Forest Lake Road/Arbutus. The final decision, planning and cost were made solely by the Michigan Department of Transportation who own the bridge and manage the public beach area. The Au Train Township Board did, however, request a decrease of the speed from Scott Falls to the Au Train Beach Campground and plan to submit that request again.

Special Meeting Notice - Zoning Board of Appeals Hearing

Zoning Board of Appeals Shall conduct a meeting to be held Wednesday, August 17, 2022 At 6:00 p.m.

Public Hearing For the purpose of An appeal of a decision and/or interpretation of the Au Train Township Zoning Ordinance by the Zoning Administrator, regarding Rental of an RV and Installation and Rental of Park Model Mobile Homes. A. Application #22-001-257-004-30 ZBA Applicant: Melinda & Kevin Van Stone, N6774 Au Train Forest Lake Road Zoning: LS/R1 – Lakeshore and River one Location: N6774 Au Train Forest lake Road Subject Parcel: #001-257-004-30.

The zoning text and application are available at the Au Train Township Hall by appointment. Questions and comments may be directed to Kathleen Lindquist, Zoning Administrator at (906) 458-8316 or

This notice is posted in compliance with PA 267 of 1976 as amended (Open Meetings Act) And MCLA 41.72a (2)(3)

Au Train Township Planning Commission Special Board Meeting (replaces a Regular Board Meeting that was scheduled for August 11, 2022)

August 18, 2022 6:00 pm Au Train Township Hall N7569 Spruce Street Au Train, MI 49806

Special Meeting of the Planning Commission to continue review the recommendations from the Township Board on the Zoning Ordinance Amendments Draft.

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...
Zoning Board of Appeals Hearing
August 17th, 2022

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

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