Welcome to Bay County

The official website of Bay County, Michigan. We invite you to discover what Bay County, located along the Saginaw Bay of Lake Huron in mid-Michigan, has to offer.

About Bay County

Bay County is made up of 14 townships and 4 cities. It is home to around 106,000 people, making it the 20th most populated county in the state.

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Departments & Divisions

Bay County government is divided into more than 50 departments. Find information and contact details for each of the departments within Bay County.

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Online Services

Bay County offers a variety of online services to better serve the community. Find links to employment, taxes, documents, legal info and more.

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  Bay County Dashboard & Citizen's Guide

The Dashboard and Citizen's Guide have been designed to allow our citizens to view important information about Bay County quickly and easily.

Budget & Finance Green Initiatives Health & Education Public Safety Quality of Life Shared Services Bay County Citizen's Guide Debt Service Report Projected Budget Report 2017 Compliance Form Financial Reports Freedom of Information Act

Information on all the Dashboards and Reports are updated as new information becomes available. If something is listed as N/A then some of the necessary reporting agencies have not finalized their information or it does not exist.

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Bay County News

Canine Influenza Spreading Throughout Michigan

Bay County Animal Control is aware of the current outbreak of Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) that originated in the Detroit, Michigan area in early July. At this time, this virus does not appear to be contained and has spread north to areas...

Bay County Police Agencies Join Hope Not Handcuffs Program

Police agencies from around Bay County have joined the Hope Not Handcuffs initiative from Families Against Narcotics. This program offers hope for area addicts who are seeking help with their addiction. If an addict comes to their local police...

Sheriff Cunningham warns residents of phone scam using his name

Sheriff Cunningham would like to warn Bay County residents of a recent phone scam that has been reported. Victims of the scam have reported that they received a phone call from a male caller identifying themselves as Sheriff Cunningham and/or...

Bay County's 2017 Financial Audit Available Online

Each year, Bay County is required to produce a financial statement and have an audit performed by an independent audit firm. The audit is to verify that the County has accurately and fairly presented information in the financial statements. The Bay...

2018 Community Center Pool Free Swim Days

Bay County Community Center is once again offering Free Swim this season thanks to tireless fundraising and a generous donation from Mr. and Mrs. James Carbary and the Kawkawlin VFW Post 6950! Free Swim will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout...

Protecting Yourself from West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus has appeared in mosquitoes, birds, and humans in Bay County since 2002. Last summer was a particularly active year for the virus in our area with 16 mosquito samples and 22 birds testing positive, along with two residents becoming...

Bay County 457 Board 2018 Meeting Schedule

2018 Schedule of Meetings of the Bay County 457 Board Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Tuesday, November 20, 2018 The above meetings are scheduled for 4:30 p.m. (or immediately following the Personnel/Human Services Committee Meeting). The 457 Board...

2018 Board Appointments

The following appointments to fill vacancies on various boards in 2018 are made by the Bay County Board of Commissioners unless otherwise noted: MARCH: Bay Arenac Behavioral Health Authority (Three 3-year terms expiring) [Note: The application for...

Jim Barcia named to County Executives of America's Board of Directors

Jim Barcia named to County Executives of America's Board of Directors WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Board of Directors of the County Executives of America, a non-partisan organization based in Washington D.C. and representing over 700 member counties with...

Employment Opportunities

Senior Appraiser - Bay County Equalization Department (full-time position with benefits) Cook, Part-time/On-call, 2 vacancies - Sheriff Department (part-time, on-call positions with no benefits) On-call Cook - Bay County Department on Aging...