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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.


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.
Garage Sales:  
conducted at any residential dwelling unit, apartment complex, or residential 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 through Thursday from 8:00 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

RFP for Traffic Engineer

November 10, 2015
Request For Proposals for Traffic Engineer for Traffic Signals Synchronization and Raised Median Project. CMAQ Project CML-5254(021).  Please click here for proposal package.
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New Building Department Counter Hours

July 16, 2015
Effective Monday, July 20, 2015 the new hours for the Building Department will be from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. 
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