Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Persons with a disability recognized under the Americans with Disabilities Act are entitled to a "reasonable" accommodations. The intent of Bay County is to assure that individuals with a disability have equal and full access to all programs and facilities. Some of the facilities in Bay County include the Civic Arena, Community Center, Dog Park, Fairgrounds, Golf Course and Pinconning Park.
If you have questions or complaints regarding ADA procedures with other privately owned businesses and organizations not involved with Bay County Government, please use the additional resource links below for more information.
Please note that the Bay County ADA Coordinator only coordinates for County owned facilities. The list of offices includes:
- Bay County Animal Control
- Bay County Building
- Bay County Golf Course
- Central Dispatch
- Civic Arena
- Community Center & Community Center Pool
- Court Facility
- Dog Park (Bark Park)
- Health Department
- Housing Department (Center Ridge Arms)
- Law Enforcement Center/Sheriff's Office
- Mosquito Control
- Pinconning Park
Physical Mobility Impairment
Requests for reasonable accommodations for physical mobility impairment may be submitted in writing or in person to the ADA Coordinator as indicated below.
Hearing, Speech and/or Visual Impairment
The County of Bay will provide necessary and reasonable auxiliary aids and services such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials to individuals with disabilities upon 10 days notice to the County of Bay. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the ADA Coordinator.
Language Interpreter Service
Requests for language interpreters may be presented to the ADA Coordinator. The request may be made orally or in writing. Whenever possible the request should be made at least ten (10) days in advance of the date when the interpreter is needed.
If you believe you have been denied a "reasonable" accommodation and wish to dispute the denial, submit a complaint within 10 business days after the complainant becomes aware of the alleged violation.
Bay County Corporation Counsel
515 Center Avenue, Suite 402
Bay City, MI 48708
(989) 895-4131; (989) 895-4049 TDD
LOCAL LINKS & ORGANIZATIONS
VOICE For the Deaf and Hard of Hearing - Saginaw, MI
NATIONAL LINKS & INFORMATION
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodation, communications, and governmental activities. The ADA also establishes requirements for telecommunications relay services.
The Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) provides publications and other technical assistance on the basic requirements of the ADA. It does not enforce any part of the law.
In addition to the Department of Labor, four federal agencies enforce the ADA:
FILE AN ADA COMPLAINT
You can file an Americans with Disabilities Act complaint alleging disability discrimination against a State or local government or a public accommodation (private business including, for example, a restaurant, doctor's office, retail store, hotel, etc.). A complaint can be filed online using the link below, or by mail, or by fax.
To file an ADA complaint online:
Online Complaint Form | (en Español)
Instructions for submitting attachments are on the form.
To file an ADA complaint by mail:
US Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Civil Rights Division
Disability Rights Section – 1425 NYAV
Washington, D.C. 20530
To file an ADA complaint by fax: (202) 307-1197
Please keep a copy of your complaint and the original documents for your own records.