Property Taxes

The Assessor's Office has the responsibility of appraising all real and personal property located within the city of Bay City. The department conducts the March Board of Review for the purpose of allowing the taxpayers of Bay City to protest the coming year's proposed assessments. The office is responsible for land splits and combinations, property transfer affidavits, homestead exemption affidavits, and name and mailing address changes. The Assessor's Office provides information for the public by maintaining subdivision plat maps and property record cards for each parcel of land. The department reviews and updates records yearly to reflect changes that occur to the individual properties. For information on protesting assessed values, principal residence or poverty exemptions, contact the assessor.


As a taxpayer in the city of Bay City, you are concerned about paying only your fair share of taxes for services provided and received. We understand and appreciate your concerns. We are available to assist you with your property tax questions during business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact us if you need assistance or have questions about your property tax assessment.

Tax Forms

For tax related forms, please visit the Assessor's Office department page.

City Gift Certificates

City of Bay City gift certificates are available for purchase in the City Clerk's Office. A gift certificate to use toward utility or tax payments is a perfect gift for anyone. They never expire, and they are sold in any denomination. Redeemable in the City Treasurer's Office. Call 989-894-8168 for more information.