Bay County Vital Records (Michigan)

Search Bay County, MI vital records such as births, death, marriages, and divorces.


Bay County Clerks file important documents and preserve vital records in Bay County, MI. The Clerk’s office is a valuable source for Bay County vital records, which are available as public records. The office maintains Bay County birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage records, in addition to divorce decrees. Many Clerk’s Offices have vital records dating back to the 1800s, making them an excellent source for Bay County genealogical research. Most Clerk’s Offices provide online ordering forms to request vital records.

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


Bay County Health Departments maintain vital records for their municipality and make them available to the public in Bay County, MI. A Department of Health can issue certified copies of vital records including Bay County birth certificates, death certificates, marriages certificates and licenses, and divorces decrees. Health Departments have Bay County vital records dating back to the 1800s, making them an excellent source for genealogical research. Health Departments provide online ordering forms to request vital records.

Bay County Health Department Pinconning MI 218 South Kaiser Street 48650 989-879-3081

Bay County Health Department Bay MI 1200 Washington Avenue 48708 989-895-4009


Bay County Marriage License Offices provide marriage licenses to couples who plan to marry in Bay County, MI. They are typically a division of the local county clerk or the health department. Marriage License Offices also maintain copies of marriage licenses, which are public Bay County vital records. Bay County Marriage License Offices provide online search tools to locate marriage licenses. To access older marriage licenses, you may need to apply in person or by mail.

Bay County Marriage License Bay MI 515 Center Avenue 48708 989-895-4280

Midland County Marriage License Midland MI Midland County Clerk, 220 West Elsworth 48840 989-832-6739


Bay County Coroners and Medical Examiners investigate deaths within their jurisdiction and perform autopsies and other postmortem examinations in Bay County, MI. Many vital records are available from a Coroner or Medical Examiner, including autopsy reports, investigator reports, toxicology reports, and in some cases, X-rays or photographs. An autopsy report will include the cause and manner of death. Many coroners and medical examiners provide online access to their reports. In other cases, you can obtain public records such as Bay County death certifiates by contacting the Coroners or Medical Examiner’s Office directly.

Bay County Medical Examiner & Coroner Bay MI 1200 Washington Avenue 48708 989-895-4009


Bay County Town Hall or City Halls are the chief administrative office in Bay County, MI. Town and City Halls often maintain records related to their municipality, including Bay County vital records. You can find Bay County birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, and divorce decrees at the Town Hall or City Hall. In some locations, these vital records are available online or by filling out an online request form.

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