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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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Holiday Garbage Pickup

Trash Pickup on Monday, May 29th will remain the same despite the Holiday. Our local team decided to stay on schedule. Thank you GFL!

Thank you! and Enjoy the Holiday Weekend.


Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held by the Au Train Township Planning Commission on the following dates, 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:

Thursday, June 29, 2023 at 6:00PM A Conditional Use Permit application for Short Term Rentals located at:

N7623 Arbutus Street | Au Train, MI 49806 | 001-400-009-00 | Town Development

N6806 Forest Lake Road | Au Train, MI 49806 | 001-257-003-00 | Lake Shore & River One

E5295 Grove Street | Au Train, MI 49806 | 001-332-008-00 | Rural Residential One/Two

The Au Train Township Zoning map and text are available online at

Written comments regarding the public hearing will be accepted until 12:00 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the hearing. For questions, contact Kathleen Lindquist, Au Train Township Zoning Administrator at (906)458-8316. Written comments can be mailed to: Au Train Township Zoning Administrator, PO Box 33, Au Train MI 49806 or emailed to:

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).


Flood update 5/10/23: According to USGS, at 8:15 am this morning the Forest Lake Basin level was 6.12 Feet. At 6:15 pm this evening the graph noted the level was at 5.97 ft. So the water levels are slowly going down!

Due to Gov Whitmer adding Alger County to the Flooding Emergency Declaration, Lt. Steven Derusha, UP Emergency Management and Lt. Sheila Peters, Alger County Emergency Management, has requested all residents who have experienced any kind of flooding or damage to call 211 between the hours of 8 am to 6 pm or go online and fill out the self-help survey HERE

Thank you!

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

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 Regular Board Meeting
June 12th, 2023

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

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