Kathleen Lindquist, Zoning Administrator

PO Box 33
Au Train MI 49806
(906) 458-8316

Zoning is governmental regulation of the use of land with primary goals to ensure the compatibility of land uses and prevent nuisances, protect natural resources, and protect property values.
Zoning implements a community’s master plan through the zoning ordinance, which divides the community into various districts or zones, and specifies the land uses, such as residential, commercial or industrial, that are authorized by right, permitted with conditions or prohibited within each zone.
Typical zoning regulations address the physical development of the township through such elements as land use, building height, bulk, lot area, setbacks, parking, signs and density.
Both general law and charter townships may adopt zoning ordinances, pursuant to zoning enabling statute.

Zoning Compliance Permits

The Township’s Zoning Ordinance is administered by the Township Zoning Administrator. A Zoning Compliance Permit is required for any land use change.   

Building permits are issued by the Alger County Building Code Administrator, located at 100 Court Street in Munising. A zoning compliance permit from the Township is required to receive a building permit from Alger County. For more information please contact the Alger County Building Code Administrator at (906) 387-2727.

You may need additional permits from the LMAS District Health Department – Environmental Health Division Alger County, E9526 Prospect Street, Munising, MI 49862, ph: (906) 387-2297

Zoning Administrator Reports


News / Notices

*Master Plan Survey*  The Au Train Township Planning Commission is in the process of updating the Master Plan.  Please participate in the survey below.  One response per person please.  

Master Plan Survey

*Notice*  The Au Train Township Treasurer will no longer be accepting 2023 taxes.  Please contact the Alger County Treasurer to verify the amount due and payment information at (906)387-4535 or visit their office at the Alger County Courthouse, 101 Court Street, Munising MI 

*Dust Control is scheduled for the week after Memorial Day

*Spring Clean up is scheduled for Saturday, June 1st at the Wood Island Landfill in Wetmore.  See Calendar for specific details.