Bay County Clerk
Cynthia A. Luczak

Bay County Building
515 Center Avenue, Ste. 101
Bay City, Michigan 48708-5122
(989) 895-4280 Voice
(989) 895-4284 Fax
(989) 895-4049 TDD/TTY

Services of the Clerk's Office

Vital Record Internet Services Available Soon!!

Births Certificates
     Birth Certificate Information
     • Application Form 


The Bay County Clerk files and maintains all vital records including Birth, Death and Marriage certificates. Records date back as far as 1867.

Genealogy is researched Wednesday and Thursday from 2:00 4:00 p.m. Business professional names on assumed names and co-partnership forms are also issued from the Clerk.

The County Clerk serves as the Chief Election Officer and maintains an accreditation with the State of Michigan. The Clerk programs Optical Scan voting equipment to be utilized in every election. Legislation effective 1/1/05 places the County Clerk in charge of all school elections.

The County Clerk, with the assistance of local clerks, maintains a highly advanced statewide voter registration system known as QVF, the Qualified Voter File. Many states have followed the lead of Michigan election officials in this technology.

Campaign Finance reporting is held accountable under the watchful eye of the Clerk who files and scrutinizes reports of candidates, ballot question committees, and independent committees.

The office also secures military discharge records, verifies notary public applications for the state, passports, and concealed weapons permits.

The County Clerk is also Clerk of the 18th Judicial Circuit Court and maintains all court files.

The Clerk is a member of various committees by virtue of the office including: Plat Board; Gun Board; Board of Canvassers; Apportionment Committee; Election Commission; and Bay County Board of Commissioners. 




Accomplishments & Pledge To You

Community Involvement

~Hours of Operation~

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed for lunch

Genealogy Research   
Wednesday & Thursday
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

Computer terminals are available daily. Record retrieval will be limited to Wednesday and Thursday due to staff reductions.

            Bay County Register of Deeds Vacancy Information

Marriage Licenses
     • Marriage License Information
     • Application Form - Bay County Residents
     • Application Form - Out of State

Marriage Ceremonies
     • Marriage Ceremony Information and Pictures 

Assumed Names / Co-Partnerships
Assumed Names & Co-Partnership Information
     • State of Michigan Information

Concealed Pistol Permits / CCW
2014 Meeting Schedule of the Bay County Gun Board
     • General Information regarding CCW's      

     • Application Form
     • Michigan State Police Information

• November 4, 2014 Election Information
     • August 5, 2014 Election Information
     • February 25, 2014 Election Information 
     November 5, 2013 Election Information

    • August 6, 2013 Election Information
     • May 7, 2013 Election Information
    • November 6, 2012 Election Information
    • August 7, 2012 Election Information
     • Presidential Primary February 28,2012
     • November 8, 2011 Election Information
     • November 2, 2010 Election Information
     • August 3, 2010 Election Information
     • Election Consolidation
Election Information            
     • Election Results  
     • Candidate Information      
     • Precinct Delegate Information     
     • Voter Information 
     • Campaign Finance 

     • Genealogy Information
     • Bay County MiGenWeb Project 
     • State of Michigan Research

Veterans Section 
     • Military Discharge / DD214 Information 

Notary Public
     Notary Public Information
     • Application Form - Notary Public
     • State of Michigan Notary Public Website

Passport Services
      Passport Information

County Apportionment Commission
     • Adopted Plan 2011
     • Agendas 2011
     • General Reapportionment Information
     • Maps & Proposed District Plans 2011
     • Members 2011
• Minutes 2011
     • Reapportionment 2001




Other Areas of Interest

Bay County Clerk's Office Hours & Driving Directions 
Contact Cynthia A. Luczak, Bay County Clerk
   Annual Reports 1987-2013
2014 Bay County Directory of Government & School Officials
Michigan Association of County Clerks
Michigan Constitution of 1963
Bay City Daily Commemorative Edition 1934
County Clerk Statutes 
Local, State & National Job Search Links
List of Bay County Clerks from 1867 to Present
News and Events
The Michigan Open Meetings Act & Freedom of Information Act
Michigan Open Meetings Act amendment 12/31/12
Michigan Legal Help




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