Corporation Counsel

Amber Davis-Johnson, Director

515 Center Avenue, Suite 402
Bay City, Michigan 48708-5941
Voice: (989) 895-4131
Fax: (989) 895-7658
TDD/TTL: (989) 895-4049

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Persons with a disability recognized under the Americans with Disabilities Act are entitled to a "reasonable" accommodations. The intent of Bay County is to assure that individuals with a disability have equal and full access to all programs and facilities. Some of the facilities in Bay County include the Civic Arena, Community Center, Dog Park, Fairgrounds, Golf Course and Pinconning Park.

If you have questions or complaints regarding ADA procedures with other privately owned businesses and organization not involved with Bay County Government, please use the additional resource links below for more information. 

Please note that the Bay County ADA Coordinator only coordinates for County owned facilities. The list of offices includes:

  • Bay County Animal Control
  • Bay County Building
  • Bay County Golf Course
  • Central Dispatch
  • Civic Arena
  • Community Center & Community Center Pool
  • Court Facility
  • Dog Park (Bark Park)
  • Fairgrounds
  • Health Department
  • Housing Department (Center Ridge Arms)
  • Law Enforcement Center/Sheriff's Office
  • Mosquito Control
  • Pinconning Park

Physical Mobility Impairment

Requests for reasonable accommodations for physical mobility impairment may be submitted in writing or in person to the ADA Coordinator as indicated below. 

Hearing, Speech and/or Visual Impairment

The County of Bay will provide necessary and reasonable auxiliary aids and services such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials to individuals with disabilities upon 10 days notice to the County of Bay. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the ADA Coordinator.

Language Interpreter Service

Requests for language interpreters may be presented to the ADA Coordinator. The request may be made orally or in writing.

Grievance Process

If you believe you have been denied a "reasonable" accommodation and wish to dispute the denial, submit a complaint within 10 business days after the complainant becomes aware of the alleged violation. 

ADA Coordinator

Amber Davis-Johnson
Bay County Corporation Counsel
515 Center Avenue, Suite 402
Bay City, MI 48708
(989) 895-4131; (989) 895-4049 TDD

Additional Resources

LINKS & INFORMATION

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodation, communications, and governmental activities. The ADA also establishes requirements for telecommunications relay services.

The Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) provides publications and other technical assistance on the basic requirements of the ADA. It does not enforce any part of the law.

In addition to the Department of Labor, four federal agencies enforce the ADA:

FILE AN ADA COMPLAINT

You can file an Americans with Disabilities Act complaint alleging disability discrimination against a State or local government or a public accommodation (private business including, for example, a restaurant, doctor's office, retail store, hotel, etc.). A complaint can be filed online using the link below, or by mail, or by fax.

To file an ADA complaint online:

Online Complaint Form | (en Español)
Instructions for submitting attachments are on the form.

To file an ADA complaint by mail:

US Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Civil Rights Division
Disability Rights Section – 1425 NYAV
Washington, D.C. 20530

To file an ADA complaint by fax: (202) 307-1197

Please keep a copy of your complaint and the original documents for your own records.