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 2019 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

Easter Gatherings and Faith Based Services

Bay County, Michigan - We are facing an unprecedented global, national and local public health emergency. I recognize that this is a challenging time for all of us, one filled with fear and anxiety about our well-being and that of our loved ones....

Infection Risk from visiting Public Accomodations

Bay County, Michigan - Grocery stores, restaurants, and other selected venues of public accommodation remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic because the Governor's Executive Order explicitly permits and encourages these businesses to continue...

Health Officer, Joel Strasz, Issues Emergency Order 2020-2

Bay County, Michigan - Bay County Public Health Off icer Joel Strasz has released Emergency Order 2020 - 2 requiring monitoring of symptoms for certain essential infrastructure workers in Bay County. The Emergency Order is attached. The order...

Health Officer, Joel Strasz, Issues Emergency Order 2020-1

Bay County, Michigan – Bay County Public Health Officer Joel Strasz has released Emergency Order 2020-1requiring reporting of personal protection equipment (PPE) and medical supplies donated to public and nonprofitagencies in Bay County. The...

Third Bay County Individual Tests Positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Bay County, Michigan – Testing through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has identified one additional presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Bay County resulting in three total cases in the county. The new case...

Bay County Courts - Updated Local Administrative Order

Bay County, Michigan - In response to Governor Whitmer’s Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order, Bay County Chief Judge Dawn Klida has updated the Local Administrative Order regarding public access to the Bay County Courthouse with direction as...

Second Bay County Individual Tests Positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Bay County, Michigan – Testing through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has identified one additional presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Bay County resulting in two total cases in the county. The new case...

Governor Signs Stay Home, Stay Safe Order

Bay County, Michigan – Governor Whitmer announced today a Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order. This order directs all Mic higan business and operations to temporarily suspend in - person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect...

Guidance for Attendance at Worship Services in Bay County

Bay County, Michigan - There are several reports in the media today regarding Governor Whitmer’s decision to amend Executive Order 2020-11 that prohibits public assemblages of over 50 people in a variety of different settings including places...

Rumors Regarding Coronavirus in Bay County

Bay County, Michigan – In Bay County, we have seen misinformation and a number of unsubstantiated rumors regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and the response to it being spread in the community. It is imperative that residents rely on trusted and...

Bay County Courts have Limited Access to the General Public

Bay County, Michigan - Chief Judge Dawn A. Klida announced that, the Michigan Supreme Court today issued Administrative Order 2020-2, which supersedes all Local Orders in the State of Michigan. The Supreme Court Administrative Order gives updated...

COVID-19 Testing Criteria and Availability

Bay County, Michigan - The Bay County Health Department (BCHD) is not currently testing for COVID-19. The BCHD will assist with monitoring and surveillance of suspect and confirmed cases of coronavirus. McLaren Bay Region’s emergency...

COVID-19 Guidance for Employers - Fitness for Duty and Return to Work

Bay County, Michigan - Bay County Health Department (BCHD) is aware that many area employers have questions regarding best practices for limiting and controlling exposure to and spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the workplace. As an...

Property Tax Foreclosure Extension

Bay County, Michigan - Today Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-14 extending the foreclosure deadline for the nonpayment of property taxes because of closures or limited access to county buildings due to COVID-19. Bay County Treasurer...

Bay County Treasurer Fee Waiver

Bay County, Michigan - In an effort to continue to provide excellent service and reduce or slow the spread of COVID-19, Bay County Treasurer Shawna Walraven has waived fees on credit and debit card transactions. Normally a 3% processing fee is...

County Executive Jim Barcia Declares Local State of Emergency for Bay County

County Executive Jim Barcia Declares Local State of Emergency for Bay County Bay County, Michigan - At a press conference held earlier today, County Executive Jim Barcia declared a Local State of Emergency for Bay County. On Tuesday, March 10, 2020,...

Bay County Government Offices Closures to the Public

Bay County, Michigan - To exercise additional caution with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and ensure that Bay County can continue to provide essential services through this pandemic, Bay County government offices in the Bay County Building , 515 Center...

Important Contact Information During County Facility Closures

This information has been updated as of April 3, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. The Bay County Building and many County Facilities are officially CLOSED to the public. This decision was made carefully following guidance from state and federal agencies, as well...

COVID-19 Precaution: New Options for Payment to the Bay County Treasurer

Bay County, Michigan - In an effort to continue to provide excellent service and reduce or slow the spread of COVID-19, Bay County Treasurer Shawna Walraven has opened a drop box for payments to be made at the Madison Ave. entrance between the doors...

Bay County Community Center & Bay County Civic Arena Closed Until Further Notice

Bay County, Michigan - Out of an abundance of caution and, to prevent and contain the spread of the COVID-19(coronavirus disease 2019), all activities at the Bay County Community Center and Bay County Civic Arena are canceled and the buildings are...

Department on Aging Closing Meal Sites & Activity Centers

Bay County, Michigan - Out of an abundance of caution and, to prevent and contain the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019), all activities and meetings with the Department on Aging Congregate Meals sites are canceled and Activity...

Information Regarding Coronavirus

For the latest information on the Coronavirus please visit the websites below. Information can change daily, so please make sure you check dates and sources of information. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Center for Disease Control...

2020 Census Information

2020 Census Information The 2020 Census is happening now. Respond today! Conducted every 10 years, the 2020 Census will guide critical business and community decisions, and will help to advance local businesses and make positive improvements in our...

2020 Board & Committee Appointments

The following appointments to fill vacancies on various board in 2020 are made by the Bay County Board of Commissioners unless otherwise noted: March Bay Arenac Behavioral Health Authority (Four 3-year terms - per diem paid) [Note: The Application...

Bay County Property for Sale: 108 Adams Street

Following approval by the Bay County Board of Commissioners on January 14, 2020, Bay County has listed the Bay County Market & Restaurant property for sale. This property is 1.57 acres, with canopy/pavilion area and a 1793 sqft.restaurant...

Bay County Land Bank - Bay City Land for Sale: 1906 S Erie St.

Invitation to bid on 1906 S Erie St. – Vacant lot comprised of 0.37 acres located north of Salzburg Ave. This site is a former dry cleaner. Since 2015, corrective actions have been taken, which include the removal of underground storage tanks...

REAL ID-Compliant Driver's License

Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, Michigan residents will need to present a REAL ID-compliant document to fly within the United States and enter certain federal facilities under federal law. Michigan Secretary of State offices now offer REAL ID-compliant...