Bay County Clerk

Katie Zanotti

Bay County Building
515 Center Avenue, Ste. 101
Bay City, Michigan 48708-5941
Voice: (989) 895-4280
Fax: (989) 895-4284

Death Records

Bay County Clerk Fee Schedule

Veteran's Report of Burial

Statement of Value of Veteran's Estate

Death Records
Death records for deaths occurring in Bay County are available beginning with 1867.

Death certificates are filed in the county in which the death occurred. Your request can be processed ONLY if the death was in Bay County, Michigan. Effective January 1, 2007, the first certified copy, with the raised seal, is $14.00. Each additional certified copy of the same record, requested at the same time is an additional $3.00. If the date of death is not known, please add $1.00 per year search fee.You may request death certificates in person during regular business hours or you may send a written request.  Please include the following when requesting via US Mail:

  • Name of deceased
  • Exact or estimated date of death
  • Number of copies requested
  • Self addressed stamped envelope to mail records
  • Please include a check or money order payable to:

Katie Zanotti
Bay County Clerk
515 Center Avenue, Suite 101
Bay City, MI 48708
Phone (989)895-4280

For additional information, you might also try:

Michigan Vital Records On-Line

Michigan County Clerk's Contact Information

Vital Records Contact List-United States