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Bay County, MI Public Records

18th Circuit Court
1230 Washington Ave, #725
Bay City, MI 48708-5737 http://www.baycountycourts.com/
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 989-895-4265
F: 989-895-4099
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil Actions over $25,000, Family, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No suppressed records released
74th District Court
1230 Washington Ave
Bay City, MI 48708 http://www.baycountycourts.com/
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 989-895-4232
F: 989-895-4233
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No suppressed, juvenile, sex offenders, mental health, or adoption records released
Probate Court
1230 Washington, #715
Bay City, MI 48708
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 989-895-4205
F: 989-895-4194
Jurisdiction: Probate
Access the county courts' calendar of scheduled cases for free at www.baycountycourts.com.

Bay County, MI Vital Records

Contact the Bay County Office of the County Register of Deeds if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Bay County
County Register of Deeds
515 Center Ave, #102
Bay City, MI 48708-5994 http://www.baycounty-mi.gov/ROD/
8AM-5PM EST
Phone: 989-895-4228
Fax: 989-895-4296
Recorded Documents

Bay County Vital Certificates

Bay County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Bay County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 444.25 sq mi
Population (2009): 107,434
  • Females: 51.4%
  • White: 95.8%
  • Black/African American: 1.5%
  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 4.4%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 91.8%
Population Change (2000-2009): -2,725
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 1.4%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 5.0%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 12.8%
High School Graduates (2000): 82.4%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 14.2%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.47
Housing Units (2000): 46,423
Homeownership Rate (2000): 79.3%
Migration Flow to Bay County, MI from (2007-2008):

Bay County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $1,904,772
  • Construction: $73,745
  • Retail Trade: $173,945
  • Professional and Technical Services: $236,721
  • Healthcare: $270,829
  • Banking: $58,497
  • Retail Trade: $173,945
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $75,414
  • Manufacturing: $305,913
  • Farms: $12,183
  • Government: $327,396
Employed (2000): 50,804
Unemployed (2000): 3,413
Unemployment Rate (2009): 12.0%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $29,656
Local Government Employment (2007): 5,209
Local Government Revenue (2007): $427,668 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $135,556 (thou. dol.)

Bay County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 1,247
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.6
Deaths (2007): 1,138
  • Per 1,000 population: 10.6
Infant Deaths (2007): 8
  • Per 1,000 population: 6.4

Bay County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 344
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 3
  • Forcible rape: 67
  • Robbery: 56
  • Aggravated Assault: 218
Property Crimes (2008): 2,779
  • Burglary: 617
  • Larceny-Theft: 2,020
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 142

Bay County Genealogy Records