The FBI has issued a warning to the public about a growing text phishing scam (known as “smishing”). Scammers are impersonating tolling authorities and stating recipients owe an outstanding toll amount. Recipients are directed to click a link to settle the balance and avoid late fees.

If you receive a text like this and want to verify if you owe a balance, please check your account online at or call Bay City Bridge Partners customer service at 855-648-4330 weekdays between 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET.

The FBI is advising consumers not to click on the link and to delete the text. Fraudulent texts can be reported with the FBI’s Internet Crime Compliant Center (IC3) at,

Update: March 27

BC-PASS Account Types Explained


At Bay City Bridge Partners, we offer non-commercial customers driving Class 1 passenger vehicles THREE different BC-PASS payment options – depending on where you live and how much you intend to use Liberty (and eventually Independence) Bridge.

Option One: City of Bay City residents pay $0

All it takes for City of Bay City residents driving a Class 1 vehicle to receive FREE tolling on Liberty Bridge until 2028 and on Independence Bridge until 2030 is to open an account with a valid vehicle registration showing your residence within the City limits. Be sure to properly install your transponder in your vehicle!

Option Two: Non-residents pay $2 per crossing

Each $2 crossing is deducted from the pre-paid balance that we ask non-resident customers to fund when they open a BC-PASS account. This is perfect for drivers who use the bridge a few times per month.

Option Three: Pay $15/mo for unlimited crossings

This account provides a discount for drivers who use the bridge(s) regularly – more than 7-8 times per month. We will deduct $15 each month from the payment method you select for your account – either credit or debit card. The $15/mo pass will work on both Liberty and Independence bridges.

March is the perfect time to create a BC-PASS account

Open your account in person, online or by phone by March 31, and your name will be entered into our $500 Giveaway!

Another offer you won’t want to miss

If you receive a Pay-by-Mail invoice in the coming weeks for travel over Liberty Bridge without a transponder, you may REDUCE YOUR BILL by creating a BC-PASS account for future travels across the bridge(s).

  • City of Bay City residents: Create a BC-PASS account in person or by phone, and we will eliminate the first Pay-by-Mail invoice.
  • Non-residents: Create a BC-PASS account in person or by phone, and we will adjust your Pay-by-Mail toll transactions to the lower BC-PASS rate based on your vehicle class.

More details to come!

BC Pass

Three easy options to create a BC-PASS account:

  • Online:
  • In person: 300 Center Avenue, Suite 101,
    open M-TH 8:30am-6:00pm and Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
  • By phone: 989-272-2038, 8:30am-6:00pm and Fri 8:30am-4:30pm

If you have questions about the best kind of account for you and your family, we’re here to help! Just stop by or call us.