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Bay County


Bay County

Bay County Clerk
515 Center Avenue
Bay City, MI 48708
Phone: 989-895-4280
Fax: 989-895-4284
Web Site

Genealogy Research Hours: Monday through Friday, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Identification Requirements: Must have written permission from person for a birth record or confirmation (death) of their expiration. If requesting by mail, a self-addressed stamped envelope is also required.

Certified Copy/Additional: $14.00 and $3.00 additional.

Genealogy Record Copy: $15.00 with 3 year search.

Other copy fees: Not applicable

Comments: Naturalization records are housed at the Archives of Michigan. (Click Naturalization Indexes to view the online name index. Click research requests to order copies from the Archives of Michigan.)

Births: 1867 to present. Birth records are available only to the individual named on the birth record (registrant), the parents of the registrant, a legal guardian of the registrant, a legal representative of the registrant or an heir of the registrant. An heir is defined as any relative of a deceased individual. Heirs must supply the date and place of death of the registrant when requesting a copy. This policy is in accordance with MCL 333.2882.

Deaths: 1867 to present

Marriages: 1857 to present

Divorces: 1869 to present. After 1995 divorces are located at the Bay County Court facility, 1230 Washington Avenue, Bay City, MI.