Office of the Bay County Treasurer

Shawna S. Walraven, Treasurer

Bay County Building
515 Center Avenue, Suite 602
Bay City, Michigan 48708-5122
Voice: (989) 895-4285
Fax: (989) 895-4082

Payment Options

Automatic Payments

Automatic payments, or Automated Clearing House (ACH) payments, are electronic debits of your checking or savings account.  Payments can be scheduled as:

  • one-time
  • weekly or bi-weekly on Fridays
  • monthly or bi-monthly on the 10th and/or 20th of each month

To begin automatic payments, fill out the ACH Payment Form and return to us by fax, mail, or drop off in person.

Do not email ACH forms – email is NOT secure.

By Mail

We accept mailed payments by check, credit card, or ACH. Make checks payable to the Bay County Treasurer. Please note your property address or property ID number on your payment. You will receive a receipt by mail.

Payments made by mail must be received in our office on or before the last business day or postmarked by last day of the month in order to receive the payoff amount for that month.  

United States Postal Service payments can be mailed to our PO Box address. If using a service other than USPS (such as UPS or FedEx) mail your payments to our physical address.

Online

Online payments can be made via credit card here. There is a 3% fee to use this service. You will receive a receipt via first class mail.

In Person

Our office is located in the Bay County Building on the corner of Center and Madison in downtown Bay City on the sixth floor.

We accept:

  • Check - made payable to the Bay County Treasurer
  • Cash
  • Credit or debit cards - Visa, Mastercard, and Discover
  • Automatic payment forms
Please DO NOT email credit/debit card or automatic debit (ACH) forms - email is NOT secure. Please fax or mail your sensitive information directly to the Treasurer's office. You can call us with credit/debit card information during normal business hours.

By Phone

We can take credit or debit card payments over the phone.  We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.  There is a 3% fee to use this service.  You will receive a receipt via first class mail.

We also accept payment via wire.  Please contact us for instructions.

Drop Box

Payments may be placed in either of the two drop boxes at the Bay County Building located at 515 Center Ave., Bay City. One drop box is located between the doors of the Madison Ave. entrance, the other is located at the rear entrance of the building off 5th St.