Bay County Building
515 Center Avenue
Bay City, Michigan 48708-5941

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 as advice from our County’s Public Health Department.

During this public closure, all nonessential staff will stay home. Staff deemed essential will be working remotely when possible. Residents are encouraged to use online or phone options where possible to conduct county transactions.  Where mandated services cannot be accomplished online or by mail, services may be rendered case-by-case.  To conduct business with the following offices/departments please contact them directly:

Animal Services & Adoption Center

Please call 989-894-0679.

A majority of in-person services have been suspended and staff is responding to phone calls and electronic messages.

Bay County Clerk

Please call 989-895-4280.

Order Vital Records Online

Bay County Courts

Pursuant to Michigan Supreme Court AO 2020-2 Bay County Courts are Closed to the Public.
Please call the court before coming to the courthouse.

  • Circuit
    Administration - 989-895-4115
    Probation - 989-895-4250
  • District
    Administration - 989-895-4232
    Probation - 989-895-4275
    Traffic Ticket/Fines -
  • Juvenile
    Administration - 989-895-4206
  • Probate
    Administration - 989-895-4205
Bay County Courts Payment Options
  • Circuit and District
  • Probate/Juvenile
    • Phone: 989-895-4205
    • Mail: 1230 Washington Avenue, Bay City, MI 48708
In-custody arraignments will take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday only.

Staff available to answer phones 9a.m. - 3 p.m. weekdays. 

Filings via mail or drop off at front door only. No public access to the court facility.

Bay County Department on Aging

Please call 989-895-4100. Our new temporary office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Home meal delivery will continue as normal. 

All activities and meetings with the Department on Aging Congregate Meals sites are canceled and Activity Centers are closed.

Bay County Drain Commission

Please call 989-895-4290.

Bay County Executive

Please call 989-895-4130.

Freedom of Information Act requests can be submitted online by clicking here

Bay County Health Department

  • Women, Infant, and Children (WIC)
    WIC has suspended in office appointments, however WIC staff is available to provide most client services by phone. If you have questions or concerns, please call the office at (989) 894-4002.
  • Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP)
    All home and office visits have been suspended. MIHP staff is available to assist clients by phone. Please call (989) 895-4004
  • Personal Health and Family/Planning Services
    Office appointments have been suspended. Staff is available to answer questions and assist clients by phone. Only essential services will be provided for current clients, by appointment only, for Birth Control Pills and the Depo-Provera Injection. Please call (989) 895-4015
  • Children’s Special Health Care Services (CSHCS)
    All home and office visits have been suspended. Staff will continue to provide all other program services including Care Coordination and Plan of Care by phone. IF you have any questions or need assistance please call (989) 895-4235.
  • Immunizations
    All immunization appointments have been cancelled. If you are concerned about your child’s immunizations please call (989) 895-4009.
  • Bay Community Health Clinic
    Office appointments have been cancelled. Clinical staff is available to provide client services by phone. If you have any questions or concerns, please call (989) 895-2035.

Bay County Register of Deeds

Please call 989-895-4228.

Please send all documents using one of the methods below. All researching will be done using the online research software, Doxpop.

  • Electronic Recording of documents with Simplifile
  • Internet access to our records through Doxpop
  • Processing documents mailed through USPS, UPS & FedEx
Visit the Register of Deeds online at

Bay County Sheriff

Please call 989-895-4050.

The lobby of the Bay County Law Enforcement Center located at 503 Third St., Bay City will be CLOSED until further notice.

  • All gun registrations can be mailed to:

    503 Third Street, Bay City, MI 48708

To request a copy of a report please email your request to: FOIA@BAYCOUNTY.NET

If you need to make a police report please contact Central Dispatch at 911 for emergencies and 989-892-9551 for non emergencies.

Bay County Treasurer

Please call 989-895-4285.

The Treasurer's Office is closed to the public and will be operating at reduced hours. Voicemails will be monitored on a regular basis.

If you need to make a payment, please mail it, place it in the drop box or make a payment on the website. The new payment drop box is located between the doors of the Madison Ave. entrance or the rear entrance of the Bay County Building. This drop box is available to accept payments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Nearly all transactions can be handled via these remote methods in an effort to protect our customers and employees. Additionally, The 3% credit and debit card processing fee is waived until further notice.

Payments may also be made online at

Bay County Department of Veteran Affairs

Please call 989-895-4108.

All in-person services have been suspended until further notice . Staff is responding to phone calls.

Bay County Equalization Department

Please call 989-895-4075.