Auburn taxpayers also are served by government offices, programs and services on the county, state and federal levels. Below are some commonly used services and contact information for government offices and representatives.
Bay County is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners, elected to serve four-year terms. The county is divided into 7 districts. Auburn is in the Third District. Terms are staggered so that, every two years, three or four Commissioners are up for election. The commissioners set policy for the county, adopt and monitor an annual budget, equalize property tax assessments, set fees, contract for a yearly audit of all county funds, and implement the recommendations of its auditing firm to ensure the legal and efficient use of tax dollars. The Board of Commissioners meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 4:00 p.m. in the Commission Chambers on the fourth floor of the Bay County Building.
Bay City Schools provide the residents of Auburn with quality education for their children. Their mission is to: Provide each student with knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to assure success.
Bay County’s website is a resource with links to many county-level services, including these commonly-requested ones:
• Bay County Sheriff: For child safety seat inspections, concealed weapons applications, Auburn Law Enforcement
• Register of Deeds: For recording, indexing and maintaining the records of all deeds, mortgages, liens, and other legal documents affecting real estate in Bay County
• Bay County Clerk: The Bay County Clerk files and maintains all vital records including Birth, Death and Marriage certificates. The Clerk also handles Assumed names, Concealed Pistol Permits and county elections
• Bay County Health Department: For Environmental Health, Health Education, Maternal & Child Health Services and Emergency Preparedness
• Bay County Interactive County Mapping System: For property information via an interactive map
State & Federal Resources
Elected congressmen and senators represent citizens on the state and federal levels. Currently, the most reliable way to determine your State Representation is to use the "Find Your Representative" tool.
To find your State Senator use the “Find Your Senator” tool. Just fill in your address and it will take you to their website.
On the Federal level, the Congressional members who represent citizens residing in the 48611 zip code can be found at the United States House of Representatives' "Find Your Representatives" page.
Michigan’s senators and contact information can be found on the United States Senate website on the Find Your Senators page.
Residents will find and can download for free helpful income tax forms and instructions from the Internal Revenue Service website.
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