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Siding, exchange of same size doors and windows, landscaping, paving your drive and an accessory building of 200 square feet or less.
We suggest checking in first with the Building Division at 989-894-8162.
Building permit fees are based on the cost of construction.
You can find fee information in our Fee Schedule - https://www.baycitymi.org/DocumentCenter/View/409/Fee-Schedule-PDF?bidId=
Feel free to call 989-894-8162.
If all the required elements are submitted with a completed building permit application and the appropriate fee, it normally takes a day or two. Projects requiring a written plan review will take approximately two weeks.
A resident can report a complaint by via the following methods:
Telephone: (989) 894-8176
Email at email@example.com
or via our Report a Concern app at this link https://www.baycitymi.org/RequestTracker.aspx
In person at 301 Washington Avenue, Suite 207, Bay City, Michigan
Call the Code Enforcement Officer at (989) 894-8176 as soon as possible to discuss the violation and what needs to be completed in order to bring the property into compliance. Additional time can be given if you are making progress on correcting the violation. Same violations may be determined as safety hazards and must be corrected within a timely manner. If you are unwilling to correct the violation or make contact with the Code Enforcement Officer regarding the violation, you may face fines and penalties.
An application will need to be filled out and returned to Code Enforcement find out more via this link https://www.baycitymi.org/539/Rental-Registration-and-Inspection
Tenants may file a complaint by filling out a tenant complaint form. An inspection will be scheduled based on the complaint.
You can find the form here: https://www.baycitymi.org/539/Rental-Registration-and-Inspection
Questions related to the cemetery, interments, grave sales, genealogy or decorations, please contact the Oak Ridge Cemetery Sexton at 989-684-0750.
All city residents need a permit for a fence. Planning and Zoning manage the application process and their office is located in Room 211 at City Hall. You can find zoning regulations for fences via the following link: https://www.baycitymi.org/DocumentCenter/View/3101/Zoning-Regulations-for-Fences?bidId=
Pool restrictions can be found under the Building Code. View this link for more information.
Trash and yard waste schedule is found under Public Works/Streets and Sanitation Department.
Recycle bins can be ordered on line via this link:https://www.baycitymi.org/forms.aspx?fid=124
or by calling 894-8314 - Room 413 of City Hall.
Building permits can be obtained from Building Code Division, Room 211 of City Hall, 301 Washington Avenue, Bay City, Michigan.
The City of Bay City does not have any legal land surveys. A land survey can be purchased from a land contractor hired by the property owner.
Our City Assessor’s office can assist you with other property questions, the telephone number is 894-8123 and the office is located in Suite 202 of City Hall.
An encroachment permit is necessary in order to place an object or occupy the public right of way for a short or long period of time. Our Engineering Division manages the Encroachment Permit process. Follow the link to the application: https://www.baycitymi.org/QuickLinks.aspx?CID=18,
Employment Opportunities can be found on the City’s Human Resources Webpage https://www.baycitymi.org/307/Human-Resources
We use Applicant Pro to post job openings: https://baycitymi.applicantpro.com/jobs/
For information in regards to the operation and hangar rentals, please contact the Airport Manager Jeff Koons at 989-895-8991
The link to James Clements Airport is here: https://www.baycitymi.org/177/Airport
Contact the Parks business office at 989-894-8314 to reserve a seasonal slip.
Contact Liberty Harbor Marina directly at 989-894-2800 to reserve a transient slip.
To reserve a shelter online go to: https://www.baycitymi.org/607/Parks
The Parks office number is 989-894-8314.
Please contact the Bay County Recreation Department - https://www.baycounty-mi.gov/Recreation/
- Public Safety Director: Michael J. Cecchini- Deputy Public Safety Director: Edward Bromberg- Patrol Operations Division- Support Operations Division- Fire Operations Division
Drug tip information should be directed to the Bay City VIPER unit at 989-391-3837.
The City of Bay City has adopted the 2009 Version of the International Fire Code concerning open burning. Sections 307 and 308 outline what is and what is not permitted. Please click on this link https://codes.iccsafe.org/public/chapter/content/4731/. If you have further questions, you can call Central Fire Station at 989-892-8601.
Please call 989-891-1200 for the
If you are not sure of the source of the odor, call your gas company provider at once. If it is confirmed it is sewer gas make sure all floor drains have water in them. Also check for open sewer pipes around the basement. If odor persists call Sewer Maintenance at 989-891-1200.
If you have water backing up into your basement, plugged catch basins, street flooding and cave-ins, please contact the
The Utility Customer Service Department office and telephone hours are between 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.