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

Information on County Facilities Opening to the Public

This information has been updated as of August 3, 2020 at 5:11 PM

In compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order, Bay County will open our buildings to the public starting Monday, June 8, 2020. In order to protect the health of our employees and constituents, Bay County is requesting that everyone entering our facilities practice good hygiene, wash their hands upon entry and use sanitizer often. Masks are strongly encouraged in all County facilities. And most importantly, if you are not feeling well or if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home.

County Facilities that will open to the public on June 8th at 8:00 a.m. are as follows unless otherwise noted:

Bay County Building

515 Center Avenue, Bay City, Michigan

For specific office details or alternative methods of service delivery, please see below or visit individual department webpages.

Clerk's Office

Suite 101

Office Hours
Monday-Friday - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Contact by telephone will be suspended during the morning hours while we serve the public. Until further notice.

Phone: 989- 895-4280

Department on Aging

Suite 202

Office Hours
Monday-Friday - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The Department on Aging will be offering Curbside Take Out Meals at our Riverside Center (800 JFK Drive) every Monday-Friday. A hot meal will be offered for you to come and pick up between 12:00 noon and 1:00 PM. Please call the Riverside Center (893-7070) at least one day in advance to reserve your meal by 2:30 PM. (To reserve for Mondays you will need to call by the previous Wednesday). For more information, please call the Main Office.

All activities and meetings at the Department on Aging Congregate Meal Sites remain canceled and all Activity Centers are closed.

Phone: 989-895-4100

Environmental Affairs & Community Development, GIS, Gypsy Moth Program

Suite 501

Office Hours
Monday-Friday - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Phone: 989-895-4135

Finance Department

Suite 701

Office Hours
Monday-Friday - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Meetings by appointment only, please call to schedule.

Phone: 989-895-4030

Register of Deeds

Suite 102

Office Hours
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Phone: 989-895-4228

Treasurer's Office

Suite 602

Office Hours
Monday-Friday - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

Please feel free to make a payment by mail, over the phone, on the website or in one of the drop boxes. The new payment drop boxes are located between the doors of the Madison Ave. entrance or the rear entrance of the Bay County Building. The drop boxes are available to accept payments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call in advance to see if you can be helped remotely.

Phone: 989-895-4082

Veteran Affairs

Suite 103

Office Hours
Monday-Thursday - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Visitors must make an appointment and will be required to wear a mask when visiting the Department of Veteran Affairs. The office door will remain locked. Thank you! 

Transportation services remain temporarily suspended. You can receive a status update by calling the Transportation Scheduler at 989-525-5164.

Phone: 989-895-4108

Bay County Health Department

1200 Washington Avenue, Bay City Michigan

The Health Department facility is currently available for certain services on a limited basis, Monday through Friday 8:30-4:00 PM. Pursuant to Executive Order 2020-114, persons who enter the building will be required to wear a face mask or covering and maintain social distancing. Individuals who are sick will not be allowed in the building. Many services can still be accomplished via televisit or car side. Our programs and services are available as follows: 

Bay Community Health Clinic: By appointment only, televisits and limited in person appointments are available. Please call 895-2035 for more details.

Children's Special Health Care: By appointment only, televisits and limited in person appointments are available. Please call 895-4235 for more details.

Maternal Infant Health Program: By appointment only, televisits are available. Please call 895-4004 for more details.

Personal Health Services (Family Planning & STD: By appointment only, televisits and limited in person appointments are available. Please call 895-4015 for more details.

Immunizations: Opens on week of June 15 at Bay County Civic Arena. By appointment only. Please call895-4009, ext. 2 for more details.

Women, Infant and Children (WIC): By appointment only, televisits are available. Please call 895-4002 for more details.

Environmental Health: In facility services continue on a limited basis. Inspections, permits and other services are available. Please call 895-4006, ext. 3 for more information. Application forms should be completed prior to visiting, in order to minimize the number of people waiting in line. Residents are asked to be patient as some processes have changed due to COVID-19. Longer wait times are anticipated to process permits and perform and schedule inspections.

Medical Examiner: Autopsy reports are available upon request. Please call 895-4009 for more details.

Hearing & Vision: Will resume in July 2020

Bay County Law Enforcement Center

503 3rd Street, Bay City, Michigan

Sheriff's Office

Office Hours
Monday-Friday - 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Phone: 989-895-4050

Community Corrections

Testing for all programs will resume Wednesday, June 10th. If you need punch cards, the Bay County Sheriff's office will be open Monday, June 8th at 8AM. Resume testing under same color prior to suspension. If reporting to Ms. Martin, please resume reporting on your regular scheduled day and time. Code A phone number is 989-895-2096.

When entering the building, please wear a mask and practice social distancing. If you are experiencing any symptoms of COIVD-19, please STAY HOME and make sure to call the appropriate persons to report the information:

Bond Cases and District Probation Call:
Pretrial Services at 989-895-4287 or email

Zero Tolerance - Call 989-895-2020 or your PO
Swift and Sure - Call 989-895-2020 or you PO

Bay County Court Facility

1230 Washington Avenue, Bay City, Michigan

Please mail all filings to the court at 1230 Washington Avenue, Bay City, Michigan 48708. Drop off of filings at the front door only is permitted Monday through Friday 9AM to 3PM. No access to the building is allowed. Clerk access via telephone will be reduced to 9AM to 3PM on weekdays. Please see Local Administrative Order 2020-4 below for more information.

  • 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

Bay County Animal Services and Adoption Center

800 Livingston Street, Bay City, Michigan

Shelter Hours
Monday-Friday - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Appointments will be required for the following:

  • Visit the Shelter
  • Adopt
  • Owner Release
  • Claim a Pet
  • Owner requested Euthanization
Please call or email a request to

Phone: 989-894-0679


Bay County Mosquito Control

810 Livingston Avenue, Bay City Michigan

Walk-in Hours
Monday–Friday - 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Open for calls during regular business hours each day.

Phone: 989-894-4555

Bay County Housing Department (Center Ridge Arms)

798 North Pine Road, Essexville, MI 48732

Office Hours
Monday-Thursday - 8 AM - 1 PM
Friday - 8 AM - 12 PM

Phone: 989-895-8191

The Bay County Golf Course, Bay County Pinconning Park and the Bay County Fairgrounds including the Bark Park are currently open to the public.

For the latest and most accurate information regarding COVID-19 please go to the Bay County Health Department website at and the Center for Disease Control website at