Bay County Permits (Michigan)

Search for Bay County, MI county permits. A county permit search can provide information on applying for a permit, permit requirements, building permits, land use permits, demolition permits, septic system permits, access permits, utility permits, special event permits, renovation permits, temporary event permits, reserving public property, looking up permits, checking if a permit is valid, fire code permits, certificates of zoning compliance, and water system permits.


The Bay County Clerk's Office maintains public records for a county, including vital documents like birth certificates and marriage licenses, as well as Bay County permits. Clerks in Bay County, Michigan may be responsible for filing and issuing county permits, including building permits, land use permits, access permits, utility permits, and special event permits. These permits may be required for installing or repairing septic systems, demonstrating that a building meets fire codes and other building codes, demolition, repairs, renovations, and adjusting boundary lines. They may also be required for temporary events, reserving public property, or a number of land development uses. The Bay County Clerk Office can provide information on how to apply for a Bay County permit or how to check if a permit is valid, and their permit information and records are usually available online.

Bay County Clerk Bay MI 515 Center Avenue 48708 989-895-4280

Essexville City Clerk Essexville MI 1107 Woodside Avenue 48732 989-893-7192

Williams Township Clerk Auburn MI 1080 West Midland Road 48611 989-662-4408


A Bay County Town or City Hall provides municipal services for their community, which can include issuing and filing permits. These county permits may be required for a number of building projects, including renovations, demolitions, repairs, land development, and zoning compliance. In addition to building permits, Town and City Halls in Bay County, Michigan may also issue land use permits related to boundary lines, private roads, addresses, and water systems, as well as access permits, utility permits, and special event permits. These records can be used to prove that a project has a valid permit or to look up county permit rules, apply for a permit in Bay County, or see approved permits. Town and City Halls typically provide online access to their county permit records.

Auburn City Hall Auburn MI 113 East Elm Street 48611 989-662-6761

Bay City City Hall Bay MI 301 Washington Avenue 48708 989-894-8200

Essexville City Hall Essexville MI 1107 Woodside Avenue 48732 989-893-0772

Pinconning City Hall Pinconning MI 208 North Manitou Street 48650 989-879-2360


A Bay County Code Enforcement Office is responsible for ensuring compliance with building codes as well as other rules and regulations. As part of enforcing building codes and zoning regulations, Code Enforcement Offices in Bay County, Michigan may issue county permits. These Bay County permits can be required for land development, installing septic systems, demolition, repairs, and renovations. They may also be required to show that a building meets fire codes and other building codes, which may be known as a certificate of zoning compliance. These Bay County public records can also show if a building had a valid permit, and they can be used to look up building permit rules, apply for a permit, or see approved permits. Code Enforcement Offices typically provide online access to their county permit records.

Bay City Code Enforcement Bay MI 301 Washington Avenue 48708 989-894-8162


A Bay County Building Department creates and enforces building codes and zoning rules to ensure the construction of safe buildings. As part of their job, Building Departments in Bay County, Michigan issue and file building permits. These county permits may be required for renovations, demolition, repairs, land development, and installing or repairing septic systems. Bay County permits can show if a building meets fire codes and other building codes, which may be called a certificate of zoning compliance. These Bay County public records can be used to prove a building project has a valid permit or to look up building permit rules, apply for a permit, or see approved permits. Building Departments often provide online access to county permit information and records.

Bay City Zoning Bay MI 301 Washington Avenue 48708 989-894-8173

Bay County Planning Department Bay MI 515 Center Avenue 48708 989-895-4110