Court staff is available by telephone daily from 8:00am-5:00pm.

Tel: (989) 895-4265

Tel:(989) 895-4232

Tel: (989) 895-4206

Tel: (989) 895-4205


Court Hearings

Please contact court staff to determine the dates and times of hearings and the manner by which participants are to appear as Zoom is the dominant webinar application.

In-custody arraignments will be conducted weekdays at 1:30pm.

In order to maintain essential services while safeguarding public health, the court will maximize the use of technology to enable the parties, attorneys, and required participants to participate remotely.

For all hearings, proper social distancing of the participants must be observed.

No video recording or live stream of the court may be recorded or disseminated by any party.

Walk-In Arraignments will be held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. You must check in at the 74th District Court Criminal Records window by 9:30 a.m.


Court Filings are Accepted as Follows

Via In Person or Mail

1230 Washington Avenue

Bay City, MI 48708


Payment of Fines and Costs

To make payment arrangements for all court matters, please contact the court at the contact numbers listed above or to pay online, please click on "Pay Traffic or Court Fees"

To resolve traffic tickets online, please click on "Resolve Traffic Tickets"

Payments are accepted in person by cash, check or credit card.


Helpful Resources

Michigan Legal Help website:
Michigan State Court Administrative Office – Court Forms:

Click on the links below to view live streaming

18th Circuit Court

74th District Court

Family/Probate Court

Court Referees

Effective: March 23, 2020

Updated: January 29, 2024