BAY CITY, MI – What began as a short closure of city offices last fall has evolved into a multi-month closure extending into 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and resulting state health orders.

The city of Bay City announced that it is extending its closure of all municipal government offices until Feb. 21 in keeping with the recently extended Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Epidemic Order, with a scheduled reopening now set for Feb. 22.

Municipal Bay City offices were first closed to the public in November 2020 and were set to reopen in December. However, multiple extensions to the state’s epidemic order prompted the city to keep the offices closed to the public.

City services will continue to be available online and by phone, with city employees working remotely. Online bill payment fees are waived during this period. Click here for information about paying city bills online.

All Bay City Commission meetings will continue to be held virtually through Zoom until further notice due to the pandemic.

In addition to online services, the City of Bay City announced on Thursday, Jan. 21 that it launched a new service through an app called ‘SeeClickFix’ that allows residents to report quality-of-life issues and request city services. The app allows residents to provide city staff with pictures, videos, descriptions and more when reporting an issue remotely. The SeeClickFix mobile app is available for download on Android and iPhone.

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