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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.


City of Atwater Adopted Budget FY 2015-16 to view budget click here.
Current Recruitment (7/1/15) -  Temporary Recreation Leader I - Regular Reduced Hour Account Clerk I - Regular Reduced Hour Police Property and Evidence Clerk and Regular Reduced Hour Police Clerk I - click here to see listings.

June 2, 2015
New Watering Regulations: Gardens and Landscaping:  Consumers shall not irrigate any lawn or landscaped area between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM on any day of the week. Even numbered addresses are assigned watering days on Tuesdays and Saturdays.  Odd numbered addresses are assigned watering days on Sundays and Wednesdays.  Watering on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays is prohibited. To view ordinance click here.
This shall not apply to commercial growers or nurseries.

Garage Sales:  
Garage sales events conducted at any residential dwelling unit, apartment complex, or residential zoned property may only be held on the first and third Friday, and/or Saturday, and/or Sunday of each month.  The time period for conducting the garage sale shall be between the hours of dawn and 4:00 PM including the time for set-up and take-down.  The driveway, yard area, or other space used for the purpose of the garage sale shall be restored to its normal residential character at the conclusion of the garage sale. 

Counter/window hours: 
Finance Counter/Window and Police records - Mon. through Thurs. from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM for citizens to conduct business.  Police emergency services will continue to be provided 24 hours per day. 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.

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What's New

DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned

June 19, 2015
DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned 
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Vacant Building Sales Tax Rebate Program

May 27, 2015
The Atwater City Council has adopted a resolution creating a Sale Tax Rebate Program for businesses that occupy vacant buildings.
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