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


Bay County Certified Birth, Death & Marriage Records Online Ordering

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 Thursdayfrom 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 highlyadvanced 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; andBay 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.


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

Marriage Ceremony Information and Pictures

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

Concealed Pistol Permits / CCW
2015 Meeting Schedule of the Bay County Gun Board
General Information regarding CCW's

Application Form
Michigan State Police Information

November 3, 2015 Election Information
August 4, 2015 Election Information
May 5, 2015 Election Information
February 24, 2015 Election Information
November 4, 2014 Election Information
August 5, 2014 ElectionInformation
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 DelegateInformation
Voter Information
2015 May Election Polling locations
Campaign Finance

Genealogy Information
Bay County MiGenWeb Project
State of Michigan Research

Veterans Section
Military Discharge / DD214 Information

Notary Public
Notary PublicInformation
Application Form - Notary Public
State of Michigan Notary Public Website

Passport Services
Passport Information

CountyApportionment Commission
AdoptedPlan 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 &DrivingDirections
Contact Cynthia A. Luczak, Bay County Clerk
            Annual Reports 1987-2014
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
Information relating to replacement of Bay County Register of Deeds
Bay County Wetlands Map

Michigan Legal Help

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