Health Department

Joel Strasz - Public Health Director
Kathy Janer - Public Health Nursing Manager
Melissa Maillette - Emergency Preparedness & Health Education Manager
Amy Revette - WIC Manager
Mark Pickell - Business Services Manager
Joel Kwiatkowski - Environmental Health Manager
Dr. Kirk Herrick - Medical Director
Dr. Howard Hurt - Medical Examiner
Bay County Health Department
1200 Washington Avenue
Bay City, Michigan 48708
Voice: (989) 895-4009
Fax: (989) 895-4014
Health Information Line: (989) 895-4192

Food Service Information


2018 Fee Schedule


Licensing Information

Mobile Food Service Establishment License
Fixed Location Food Service License
Fixed Food Establishment Plan Review Information
Special Transitory Food Unit (STFU)
Temporary Food License
Please note - we must receive the application and payment more than seven days before the event to use column A for payment. (See Food Service Fee Schedule above.)

For Vending Machine License Please contact MDARD at 1-800-292-393 


Other Important Information

Food Safety Text Alerts
Food Service Inspections


Additional Resources

Michigan Department of Agriculture Food Industry

Michigan Food Establishment Licensing



The Michigan Department of Agriculture has the Emergency Action Plans for Retail Food Establishments, this guide will provide practical guidance for retail grocery and food service establishments to plan and respond to emergencies that create the potential for an imminent health hazard.