Q: Pay my utility bill online?

A: You can make online payments at atwater.merchanttransact.com or click here.

Q: My water was shut-off for non-payment, what now?

A: If water is disconnected due to non-payment, services will be restored by 3:00 p.m the following business day after receipt of payment. An adult must be present in order for the water to be turned back on. If you’d like to know more about the City of Atwater Water Discontinuation Policy, please see below.

Water Discontinuation Policies:

Resolution No. 3132-20 – Water Discontinuation Policy to Comply with the Water Shutoff Protection Act SB 998

For more information regarding the City of Atwater’s Water Discontinuation Policy, please visit the following link or visit: https://www.atwater.org/departments/finance/

Q: I’d like to operate a business in Atwater. What is the process?

A: The Atwater Municipal Code requires that all new businesses procure a Business License prior to carrying out business transactions. Businesses that move from one location to another are also required to obtain a new license. It is unlawful to operate within the City without a license and offenders may be fined. In order to obtain a Business License the applicant must file an application, pay the appropriate fees, and meet all other requirements briefly described here and elsewhere in the Atwater Municipal Code. Annual license fees are also required to continue operating a business within the City.

All businesses operating within city limits must apply for a City Business License.

The City of Atwater has partnered with MuniServices, LLC for the administration of the City’s Business Licenses. MuniServices provides Taxpayer Support for both new and existing businesses who need to obtain a City license. For information about obtaining a City of Atwater Business License, please contact MuniServices at (866) 240-3665 or by emailing them at bizlicensesupport@muniservices.com.

Q: I’d like to hold a garage sale. Are there any regulations on garage sales?

A: Yes, Garage Sales may only be held on the first and third Friday, and/or Saturday, and/or Sunday of each month between the hours of dawn and 4:00 p.m., including setup and take-down. The driveway, yard or other space used for the garage sale shall be restored to normal residential character at the conclusion of the garage sale.

Q: I’d like to address the Atwater City Council at a council meeting. What do I need to do?

A: Please fill out a speaker card. Click here for an online copy.

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