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


4385 US 23 North
Alpena, MI 49707
Ph: (989) 356-0297
Fax: (989) 356-9540


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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 Township Community Survey

Alpena Township is updating its Master Plan. The purpose of the Master Plan is to provide guidelines for future physical development of the community, while protecting our water resources, natural resources and township character. The master plan provides guidance to officials when making decisions on land use, zoning, recreation, and capital improvements.

We hope you will take the time to fill out the survey in order to participate in the public input portion of the Master Plan. Alpena Township highly values the opinions of those who choose to live, work, own property or own a business. From your opinions, we will update goals, objectives and future land use plan for our Township. Gathering public input is vital to the Master Plan process, so we thank you for your time!

​Click on the blow link to the Alpena Township 2016 Community Survey ​



The Alpena Township Board of Trustees is now ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for a Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate. Applications may be picked up at the township offices or resumes may be submitted to Supervisor Marie Twite, 4385 US 23 N, Alpena, MI 49707 until 5:00 p.m., May 2, 2016.


Alpena Resource Recovery - Recycling Information


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

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


Alpena Township Fire Department Newsletter - July 29, 2015


2016-2017 Adopted Budgets

* General Fund
* Water Dept Fund


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 - 2015

Alpena Township Employment Application


Electrical Permits are now issued through Alpena Township
Please note that the Township of Alpena now enforces the State Electrical Code and issues electrical permits as of January 30, 2012. Electrical permits issued by the state of Michigan prior to this date will continue to be inspected by the state electrical inspector. Electrical permits and commercial plan review applications are available at the township in the building department or HERE. Call Frank Rosinski for township electrical inspections and plan reviews at (989) 356-2908


Please Be Aware! Phragmites is a large grass that invades shorelines and wetlands and can grow more than 15 feet tall. Huron Pines, a non-profit organization, is working with residents to help identify and control this intrusive grass. Please visit Huron Pines site to learn more on what you can do to help! Click Here


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: June 20, 2016

Upcoming Events

  • Board of Trustees Mtg
    Tuesday - July 5th @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Planning Commission Mtg
    Mon - July 11th @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Zoning Board of Appeals Mtg
    Not scheduled at this time
  • CLOSED - Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day
Alpena Township Building    

Office Hours

Monday thru Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed for Lunch 12:00 - 1:00


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Lynn Talaska

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