Policies & Helpful Information

Street Parking


Please refrain from parking on city streets whenever snowfall conditions require that residential streets be plowed. Parked cars can cause delays in plowing "your" street. If a disabled vehicle remains on a city street for more than 48 hours, the vehicle may be towed. The vehicle owner may be fined and charged with a towing fee, along with daily impound charges. For more information see City Ordinance 102-88. Optional parking locations have been identified, the map is available below.
Street Map/Parking Alternatives in Bay City

Sidewalk Snow

Property owners are responsible for keeping sidewalks clear of snow and ice within 24 hours after a snowfall. Please do not deposit snow upon any public property, including streets.


Due to snowplowing, a residual amount of snow will be deposited into every driveway and onto sidewalks. This may occur repeatedly throughout the day depending on the severity of the storm. It is the responsibility of the resident to clear his or her driveway. The city recommends shoveling or blowing the snow back behind the curbing or asphalt and away from the driveway entrance. This helps prevent excessive snow buildup.

Helpful Hints

Shoveling snow from sidewalks and your drive onto city streets will cause the residual snow to be re-plowed back on your sidewalk and drive. Instead, shovel or blow the snow back behind the curb. Do not deposit snow upon any public property, including streets and sidewalks.

Image result for second shovel

Fire Hydrants

Fire hydrants are maintained by city crews. However, the city does encourage area residents to help clear snow from hydrants within their neighborhood.

Additional Information:

  • For weather conditions, special weather bulletins, road conditions and other general information, tune to local radio or TV stations
  • For city snow removal, call 989-894-8312.
  • For fire, police, emergencies or ambulance, call 911