Bay County, Michigan arrest Records and Warrants

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Searching for active arrest warrants in Bay County is no mean task; after all, there are volumes of information to sort through and unfortunately, this data is not maintained online. So, if you want to do a warrant search, you will have to go for the old world way and visit the office of the sheriff, magistrate or the county clerk.

However, before you go barging in, it would help to understand what arrest warrants are all about and how they work. An active order for detention is simply a judicial decree saying that a person should be nabbed and brought before the judge. It is issued after much deliberation over the affidavit of facts presented in court by Bay County police.

Upon issue, these Bay County arrest decrees are known as active arrest warrants while those that remain un-served are categorized as outstanding warrants.The police and at least 2 judicial entities have all information pertaining to these orders in their databases. To access this data, you will have to visit:

The county clerk: Essentially a record keeping division of the judiciary, the county clerk's office keeps a database of the court dockets, which are just case summaries. To get in touch with them, visit their office at 515 Center Avenue, Bay City, Michigan 48708-5994

The magistrate's court: The magistrate's office files the original police affidavit which has a description of the crime and the evidence along with the warrant. To get to the magistrate's office, head to 1230 Washington Ave, Bay City, MI 48708

The sheriff's department: The law enforcement agency is located at 503 3rd St, Bay City, Michigan 48708 and they will be able to offer in depth information on the criminal background of an individual.

Bay County, Michigan maintained a fairly uniform rate of violent crime through the ten years between 1999 and 2008.Over this decade, each year, about 200 violent criminal acts were reported in the area along with no less than 2000 incidents of property crime.

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