Bay County Clerk
515 Center Avenue
Bay City, MI 48708
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.
Other: For additional local and state government records with potential genealogical value, see the Archival Circulars for records maintained at the Archives of Michigan. You may also contact the Bay County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1366, Bay City, MI 48706-0366
Link: Michigan Association of County Clerks
NOTE: Please call before visiting or mailing fees to confirm hours and other specifics. This information is current to December 2001. If you find differences between the information here and the practices or holdings of the County Clerk's office, please ask the Clerk to inform the Archives of Michigan about needed revisions.
Anne Norlander, Calhoun County Clerk-Register, and Toni Fritz, the Clerk-Register's Administrative Assistant, conducted a survey of offices in 1993 in order to make this information available to the public. Calhoun County printed the 1994 Michigan County Clerks Genealogy Directory, prepared as a product of this inventory. The Archives of Michigan revised this on-line edition of the directory in 2001.
Click Archives of Michigan to visit the Archives of Michigan home page.
Click Michigan County Clerks for other entries in the Michigan County Clerks Directory.
Archives of Michigan
Michigan Library and Historical Center
702 W. Kalamazoo Street
Lansing, MI 48913
Phone: (517) 373-1408
Michigan Historical Center, Department of History, Arts and Libraries
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