The primary goal of the City of Bay City Planning and Zoning Department is to maintain the long-term sustainability of our community, economy and environment with prompt, professional service and a philosophy that inspires creative solutions. More specifically, the department is responsible for the administration of the city's Master Plan, Zoning Ordinance, and Historic Preservation Ordinance. Staff also provide professional support to the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals,Historic District Commission and Citizens District Councils.
Other planning and zoning functions include community planning, enforcement, community development projects, recreational planning and improvements, and grant writing. We provide professional assistance to homeowners, businesses and developers on issues ranging from helping a homeowner determine the appropriate location for a new fence to working with a developer to create a site plan for development.