Administrative Services

The Administrative Services Department is here to serve you. This department includes the Administrative Services Director, Administrative Analyst/Finance and Human Services, and Administrative Analyst/City Clerk.

Building Division

The Building Division is responsible for activities related to the construction, remodeling, and demolition of buildings and structures.

City Clerk

The City Clerk is the local official who administers democratic processes such as elections, access to city records, and all legislative actions ensuring transparency to the public.

City Council

The Willows City Council is composed of five council members elected to staggered four-year terms. There is an election each November of even numbered years.

City Manager

As the professional administrator for the City of Willows, the City Manager is responsible for coordinating all day-to-day operations and administrations.

Economic Development

Willows is committed to a robust and growing local economy. Our economic development work is currently focused on four areas: Basin Street Industrial Park, Downtown Willows, Manufacturing & Processing and North Humboldt Street.

Fire Dept

Through professionalism, dedication, integrity and training, the Willows Fire Department works to safeguard the lives and property and to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of The City of Willows and Willows Rural Fire Protection District.


We provide books, magazines, videos, audiobooks, e-books, youth programs, literacy programs, computer access, wifi, interlibrary loan, and reference services for the communities of Willows, Bayliss, Elk Creek, Artois and Glenn.


The Planning Division provides pre-development assistance and processes applications for land use permits, development projects, subdivisions, and conducts environmental review consistent with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Recreation Department

The Recreation Department is here to provide, promote, and assist others in year-round recreational programs for all ages, which promotes a healthy community attitude.