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.


PUBLIC INPUT SESSION - Medical Marihuana Facilities
A public input session regarding medical Marihuana will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at the Township Hall located at 4385 US 23 North, Alpena, MI.

In September of 2016, Governor Rick Snyder signed into law the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (Public Act 281 of 2016, being MCL 333.27101 et seq.). PA 281 of 2016 provides for the licensing and regulation of medical Marihuana growers, processors, provisioning centers, secure transporters, and safety compliance facilities. Additionally, the law provides for the powers and duties of local governments to decide if they want medical Marihuana facilities, which of the five types of facilities would be allowed, and the number and location of those facilities. This session will give the public an opportunity to learn more about the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act and voice their opinions on whether Alpena Township should consider allowing medical Marihuana facilities under the act.

More information may be found using the following links:

Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act - Fact Sheet

Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act - Fact Sheet Q&A

Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act - Act 281 of 2016

Michigan State University Extension Planning - MMFLA


NOTICE of Eligibility to Incorporate as a Charter Township and Right to Referendum

General Law vs. Charter Township


Inclement Weather Procedures for Alpena Twp Employees


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.


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 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: January 22, 2018

Upcoming Events

  • Board of Trustees
    Monday - Jan 22nd @ 6:00 pm
  • Planning Commission
    Tuesday - Feb 6th @ 6:00 pm
    Monday - Feb 12th @ 7:00 pm
  • CLOSED - Mon, Feb 19th in observance of President's Day
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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