Office of the Bay County Sheriff

Troy Cunningham, Sheriff

Bay County Law Enforcement Center
503 Third Street
Bay City, Michigan 48708
Voice: (989) 895-4050
Fax: (989) 895-4058

Civil Process

Service of court documents such as Subpoenas, Summons and Complaints, Small Claims, Eviction Orders, Mortgage Postings, Personal Protection Orders, etc. is provided by the Sheriff's Office for a fee. Fees range from $10.00 to $40.00 depending on the paper being served plus a mileage fee (currently $0.55 per mile). Fees are not required in advance. The Finance Department will send an invoice. (Please note that fees for process service are separate from those charged by the courts.) Proofs of service will be returned by mail. Service of civil papers is provided Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The Civil Process Division can be reached at (989) 895-4071.