Effective February 28, 2017 the Clerk’s Office will be closed for the lunch hour (12-1 p.m.) until further notice.
Bay County Clerk Office
The Bay County Clerk files and maintains all vital records including Birth, Death and Marriage certificates. Records date back as far as 1867.
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 highly advanced 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, 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; Board of Canvassers; Apportionment Committee; Election Commission; and Bay County Board of Commissioners.
To view upcoming ballots in your jurisdiction please visit:
Recent Election Results & Information
OFFICIAL RESULTS, CITY OF ESSEXVILLE, CITY COUNCIL MEMBER - NOVEMBER 2, 2021
RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING NEW POLLING PLACES IN MONITOR TOWNSHIP AND CONSOLIDATING PRECINCTS
NOTICE OF REGISTRATION FOR THE ELECTION, AUGUST 3, 2021, KAWKAWLIN TOWNSHIP
Public Meeting Notices
PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE TO FILL VACANCY OF COUNTY TREASURER - Treasurer Notice.pdf
Bay County Directories
"Know Your County Officials", Current (2021) County Directories available at the Clerk's Office - FREE
2016 Bay County Plat Books are available for purchase