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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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There will be a May 2, 2023 School Election for Munising Publics Schools and MARESA. Absent Voter Ballot Applications for those voters on the Permanent Absent Voter List will be prepared and mailed out the week of March 13th.

The updated application from the State of Michigan is available here and can be mailed to: Au Train Township Clerk, PO Box 33, Au Train MI 49806-0033 or placed in the dropbox at the Clerk/Treasurer's Office.

Please contact Mary Walther Johnson, Clerk with any questions or concerns at: or (906)361-2373.

Information on the Munising Public Schools Sinking Fund Millage can be found here

The Official Ballot Language for MARESA:

MARESA Millage Proposal This proposal will increase the levy by the intermediate school district of special education millage previously approved by the electors.

Shall the limitation on the annual property tax previously approved by the electors of Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency, Michigan, for the education of students with a disability be increased by 1.5 mills ($1.50 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 20 years, 2023 to 2042, inclusive; the estimate of the revenue the intermediate school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2023 is approximately $4,765,811 from local property taxes authorized herein?

March Board of Review

The Au Train Township Board of Review will meeting on the following days in March to hear Assessment Appeals:

Tuesday, March 7th at 6:00 - Organizational Meeting - Meeting only. No Appeals heard this day.

Tuesday, March 14th 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM Thursday, March 16th 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Please direct any questions regarding assessments to Cameron Fuess, Assessor at or call Cameron Fuess at 224-388-3003 or Nikki Merlo at 906-360-2969.

All meetings will take place at the Au Train Township Hall, N7569 Spruce Street, Au Train MI 49806


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

Monday, March 20, 2023 at 6:00PM (Rescheduled from 2/23/2023 weather postponement)

A Conditional Use permit application for short term rentals located at:

E7987 Jingle Bell Lane, Christmas, MI 49862 02-001-539-001-00
Residential One/Two

7767 St. Nicolas Lane, Christmas, MI 49862 02-001-536-046-00 Town Development

8035 State Hwy M28, Christmas, MI 49862 02-001-537-001-00 Town Development

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.

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).

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
April 10th, 2023

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

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