Bay County Building
515 Center Avenue
Bay City, Michigan 48708-5941
Voice: (989) 895-4130
TDD/TTL: (989) 895-4049

BAY Alerts

Click on BAY Alerts to register your cell phone number, Voice over IP phone number, and e-mail address with the Bay County BAY Alerts Notification System. 

Listed and unlisted land line telephone numbers are already included in the database and do not need to be registered.


Bay County has implemented an emergency mass notification system that is used to contact County residents via phone messages, text messages and/or e-mail messages in case of emergency.  The system, called BAY Alerts, will be used by Bay County 9-1-1 to notify residents of emergencies or critical situations and provide information regarding necessary actions, such as evacuation and shelter-in-place. 


The system utilizes the telephone companies’ 911 database and is able to contact land-line telephone numbers, whether listed or unlisted.  If the call is picked up by an answering machine or voicemail, BAY Alerts will leave a recorded message.  If the number called is busy or does not answer, the system will redial the number in an attempt to deliver the message.  The system is also TTY/TDD compatible.

Because the BAY Alerts system uses the 911 database, only land-line numbers are automatically included in the system.  If you have a cellular phone and want to be notified on that device, or if you want an e-mail notifications, you must register the cell phone number(s) and/or e-mail address by clicking on BAY Alerts.Because the BAY Alerts system uses geomaping, each telephone number and/or e-mail address can only be associated with one street address in the system.

View frequently asked questions for more information.

Click on    BAY Alerts   to sign up today!