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No. Bay City has an ordinance prohibiting playing games in streets, alleys, or public places not intended for such use. If you are in violation of this ordinance, you may receive anything from a verbal warning to a citation along with having your basketball hoop confiscated.
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If you find a bicycle in new or like new condition or if the bicycle has a city bicycle license, you should contact the Bay City Department of Public Safety at 989-892-8571, Monday through Friday, 8am to 4:30pm. If the bicycle is damaged, unserviceable, or obviously does not have any worth, the bicycle may be discarded with your weekly trash pick up or kept by you.
If the problem is occurring during regular business hours (10am to 5pm, Monday through Friday and 9am to 1pm on Saturday.), you should contact Bay County Animal Control at 989-894-0679. If the problem is occurring after regular business hours, you can contact Bay County Animal Control and leave a message. If it is an emergency or an extreme nuisance, you should call 911.
If someone is keeping unlicensed or abandoned vehicles in their yard you should contact the Bay City Code Enforcement Office at 989-894-8162 during regular business hours (9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday).
Drug tip information should be directed to the Bay City V.I.P.E.R. Unit at 989-391-3837.
Crime victims and those involved in traffic accidents may be charged a fee for a copy of a police report. Traffic accident reports can be requested from Lexis Nexis. FOIA Request forms can be picked up at the Law Enforcement Center or downloaded HERE. The fees for FOIA requests are based on the time required to meet your request.
To find out if someone is in jail, you should contact the Bay County Sheriff's Office at 989-895-4050. The Bay City Department of Public Safety does not maintain information on individuals currently lodged in the Bay County Jail. All jail information is maintained by the Bay County Sheriff's Office.
Residents of Bay City may obtain handgun purchase permits and register handguns at the Bay City Department of Public Safety Law Enforcement Center Monday through Friday, 8am to 4:30pm. Bay City residents will be required to present a photo ID; the cost for a purchase permit is $10. Individuals living outside the City of Bay City must obtain purchase permits and register handguns with the Bay County Sheriff's Office.
Information regarding Michigan's concealed carry laws can be viewed at Michigan Concealed Pistol Licensing.
Yes. The curfew for minors under the age of sixteen is 10pm to 5am. Minors that are sixteen years of age have a curfew of Midnight to 5am. Individuals seventeen years and older do not have a curfew.
You must obtain the paper work necessary for a Personal Protection Order from the Bay County Circuit Court Clerk Office. The Bay County Circuit Court Clerk Office is located inside the Bay County Court House at 1230 Washington Avenue, Bay City, MI 48708.
Review the current Michigan Seat Belt Law at Michigan Legislature.
No. You may be cited or arrested at anytime if your stereo is turned up so as it disturbs the peace, quiet, and comfort of your neighbors or if it is louder than necessary for convenient hearing of people located in the room or vehicle where the stereo is located.
All Bay City Department of Public Safety Officers are dispatched by Bay County 911. It is okay to call 911 if you need a police officer. If you do not feel comfortable calling 911, you may contact the Law Enforcement Center at 989-892-8571, Monday through Friday, 8am to 4:30pm.
Yes. The Bay City Department of Public Safety takes applications at Bay City Job Listings.
If you have been the victim of a misdemeanor (simple assault, malicious destruction of property, etc.) and have made a report with the Bay City Department of Public Safety, you must contact the Bay County Prosecutors Office at 989-895-4185 and inform them that you wish to pursue charges against the suspect. The prosecutor's office will not proceed with misdemeanor charges against someone without first hearing from you.
You can find information on current sex offenders by accessing the Michigan Sex Offender Registry.