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
zanottik@baycounty.net

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.

Election Notices

To view upcoming ballots in your jurisdiction please visit:

https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/PublicBallot/Index

 

Recent Election Results & Information

OFFICIAL RESULTS, CITY OF ESSEXVILLE, CITY COUNCIL MEMBER - NOVEMBER 2, 2021

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS FOR THE CITY OF ESSEXVILLE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER RACE, NOVEMBER 2, 2021
OFFICIAL RESULTS KAWKAWLIN TRUSTEE, ELECTION SUMMARY
OFFICIAL RESULTS KAWKAWLIN TRUSTEE, PRECINCT BREAKDOWN

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

 

 

Bay County Directories

 "Know Your County Officials", Current (2021) County Directories available at the Clerk's Office - FREE

 

Plat Books

2016 Bay County Plat Books are available for purchase