Michigan Robin
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!


Building Official Position Available - Alpena Twp is now accepting applications for Building Official until June 12, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Click HERE for details. Employment Application is available HERE.

Fire Department - Full-Time Officer Position Available - Alpena Twp Fire Dept is now accepting applications for a Full-Time Officer until June 5, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Please click on the following links for more information:

* Posting
* Qualifications and Requirements
* Application Packet


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


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.


Look who's 20? Jennice Zeeman celebrated 20 years of service here at Alpena Township. Congratulations Jen and thank you for your dedication!

Jen's 20th Anniversary


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


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: May 19, 2017

Upcoming Events

  • Board of Trustees Mtgs
    Monday - May 22nd @ 6 pm
  • Planning Commission Mtg
    Monday - June 12th @ 7 pm
  • Zoning Board of Appeals Mtg
    Not scheduled at this time
  • CLOSED - May 29th in observance of Memorial 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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