Lookup Public Records in Bay County, Michigan. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.
Bay County, Michigan
Bay County is located in the state of Michigan. The county was formed in 1857 from parts of Saginaw County, Midland County, and Arenac County. The county’s name comes from the fact that it surrounds Saginaw Bay. Bay City is the largest city in the county and also the county seat. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 107,771 people and a total area of 631 square miles, of which 188 square miles is water and 442 square miles is land, making it the fifth-smallest county in Michigan by land area. Bay County borders the following counties: Arenac County to the north, Gladwin County to the northwest, Tuscola County to the southeast, Midland County to the west, and Saginaw County to the south.
The Bay County Register of Deeds is responsible for recording, indexing, and maintaining all public records in the county. Records maintained by the Register of Deeds include but are not limited to deeds, mortgages, liens, and other legal documents affecting real estate in Bay County.
Records maintained by the Register of Deeds are open to the public and can be accessed by doing a background check online or by visiting the Register of Deeds’ office in person during office hours. To do a public records search online, you will have to visit the Bay County Register of Deeds Website. Records that are available are from 1985 to current; the records you will have access to will be a general name index only.
When obtaining records in person, you will be required to present a written request at the Register of Deeds office. The request should contain as much detailed information as possible relating to the records that you are requesting. The fee schedule applicable is the same as when obtaining records online.
Below is the physical address of the Bay County Register of Deeds’ office:
Bay County Building
515 Center Avenue, Suite 102
Bay City, Michigan 48708-5122
Bay County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office
Address: 515 Center Ave, Bay City, MI 48708, United States