Township of Alpena
Alpena County, Michigan
Est. February 29, 1859

4385 US 23 North
Alpena, MI 49707

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Welcome to Alpena Township!


Alpena Township is located in the northeastern lower peninsula and has frontage on Lake Huron, Long Lake, the Thunder Bay River and other water sources. Our township encompasses the City of Alpena and contains 125 square miles of land. Our current population, based on the 2010 Census, is 9,060 with the entire county totaling 29,598 residents.


Alpena Twp is Seeking Proposals for Health Insurance - For more information, click on the following links:

* BCBS Summary of Benefits


Alpena Township 2017 Master Plan - Click HERE to review the township's newly adopted Master Plan.


Building Dept NOTICE - Permits are now required for all projects (e.g. siding, windows, doors and roofs) unless specified under Section R105.2 - Work Exempt from Permit, per the most current version of the MI Building Code and MI Residential Code. If you have any questions, please call Jerry Bleau at (989) 358-2737 or (989) 657-6157




Water/Sewer Bills now available online! Click HERE to view your bill. Online payment options coming soon!

Tax Bills now available online! Click HERE to view your bill.


Public Input Surveys for Joint Land Use Study
Camp Grayling & Alpena CRTC

The JLUS Policy Committee, the Northeast Michigan Council of Governments and Tetra Tech (Joint Land Use Study consultants) invite members of the public to fill out an input survey online. The survey is being conducted to give area residents the opportunity to raise issues and share concerns about the impact military training missions at Camp Grayling and Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center may have on local communities. Two public input sessions were held on June 1 and 6, and the surveys are being offered as an additional method for the public to provide their thoughts.

The public input surveys are part of an overall Joint Land Use Study process led by NEMCOG through a grant from the US Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment and matched by the State of Michigan. A Joint Land Use Study, (JLUS), is a community-driven, cooperative, strategic planning process with the goal of ensuring that community development is compatible with military training, testing, and operational missions and to find ways to manage any impacts of these missions on the public health, safety, and welfare of those living, working, and recreating near the installations. The JLUS project area includes the local communities within approximately a 20 mile radius of Camp Grayling and a 15 mile radius of the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center. Please visit the project website to see a map of the study area and to access the survey links. 


Mechanical and Plumbing Permits are now issued through Alpena Township
Please note that the Township of Alpena now enforces the Mechanical and Plumbing Codes and issues these permits as of July 1, 2016. Mechanical and Plumbing permits issued by the state of Michigan prior to this date will continue to be inspected by the state inspector. These permits and commercial plan review applications are available at the township in the building department or HERE. Call Frank Rosinski for township Electrical inspections at (989) 356-2908. Call Bruce Tillinger for township Mechanical and Plumbing inspections at (989) 464-0985.


Alpena Resource Recovery - Recycling Information


2017-2018 Proposed Budget

MI Department of Treasury - Assumptions for 2017-2018 Budget


Press Release - Alpena Township Pays City Water and Sewer Bill Based on
Prior Rates - July 9, 2014

Township's Position on City of Alpena's Attempted Takeover of Township
Water and Sewer Systems

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report - 2016

Synopsis of Case Schedule - City of Alpena vs. Township of Alpena

Alpena Twp Water/Sewer Rates Presentation- December 7, 2015


Alpena Township Nature Preserve! Come and enjoy access to pristine natural resources along our quiet coast on Lake Huron. The Nature Preserve is located on Misery Bay containing 133 acres of land with 9,632 feet along the Lake Huron shoreline. The Nature Preserve is open to the public and contains trails leading you to marshes, fens, cobble beaches and underwater sink holes!

*Click HERE for the Alpena Township Nature Preserve Brochure
*Click HERE for the complete Nature Preserve Plan


NEW! Visit our Municipal Dashboard where you can view township financial information and performance.


Last Updated: November 8, 2017

Upcoming Events

  • Board of Trustees
    Monday - Nov 27th @ 6 pm
  • Planning Commission
    Monday - Nov 13th @ 7 pm
  • Zoning Board of Appeals
    Tuesday - Nov 21st @ 7 pm
  • All Committees Meetings - November
Alpena Township Building

Office Hours

Monday thru Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Lynn Talaska

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