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History is Steeped in Tradition

Atwater has become a community influenced by the roots of local agriculture, Highway 99, and the former Castle Air Force Base. Each has influenced the community and remains important fixtures. The City of Atwater is a progressive community when it comes to assisting and cultivating business. The City's growing residential development is spurring commercial investment, construction, and services. Additionally the City has an established history of food processing, farming, and light manufacturing companies.


Counter/window hours:

Police records - Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM for citizens to conduct business.  Emergency services will continue to be provided 24 hours per day. 

Finance Counter/Window - Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. 

Building Division Window - Monday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Tuesday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. 

Community Development Dept. - Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Utility Bill Rates:

Water rates increased by 40% effective February 1, 2013.  The next water rate increase, a 15% increase, will be effective February 1, 2014. To view an example rate change please click here.


Graffiti Hotline: 209-761-0954

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What's New

City Council, Commission, or Committee Meeting Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

April 9, 2014

The City of Atwater desires to make its public meetings accessible to all members of the public. 

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Atwater City Council Meetings Live Streamed -

March 3, 2014

The City is pleased to offer a live stream of the Atwater City Council Meetings.

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