Nuisance Enforcement

The Building Code Enforcement Department is responsible for the enforcement of the Bay City Code of Ordinances.  Our primary responsibility is ensuring that all residential and commercial properties are in compliance with the City's exterior property maintenance, nuisance, sign and other City codes.  Our mission is to provide fair and unbiased service that ensures a safe and healthy environment for residents and members of the business community.  We work with residents, neighborhood groups, public service agencies and other City departments to accomplish this goal.  The Building Code Enforcement department remains vigilant to maintaining the appearance of residential and commercial areas by correcting violations of municipal code and land use requirements. Through the enforcement program, the City maintains a quality of life that makes Bay City an excellent place to live and Work.
How does Nuisance Enforcement work?
​The Building Code Enforcement Department responds to complaints of potential violations relating to such issues as debris, disabled vehicles, recreational vehicles, garage sales, signage, nuisance issues, land use, dumping and other zoning issues.  The City is also a proactive community and patrols the streets within the City of Bay City on a regular basis for any potential enforcement issues. 
Items Code Enforcement does not regulate
  • Property line disputes
  • Tree branches hanging onto your property line
The items above are considered a civil matter and would need to be handled through an attorney.
To Register a Complaint
​A resident can report a concern or complaint as follows:
​Visit the Building and Code Enforcement Department at City Hall, 301 Washington Avenue, Room 211
​By telephone:  (989) 894-8176
​By email:
​Tall Grass/Weed Complaints:  (989) 894-8165