Updated: 03-26-2024

Downtown Revitalization Plan

In October 2002 a project to develop a downtown Willows revitalization strategy was launched. The Chico firm of Downtown Revitalization Consultants was engaged as a primary consultant, working in conjunction w/ the staff of The Center for Eco Dev, Chico

Updated: 03-26-2024

Environmental Information Form

The purpose of this form is to inform the City of the basic components of the proposed project & the characteristics of the project site. This information will assist staff in assessing the project application pursuant to the City's policies.

Updated: 03-26-2024

Facade Improvement Policy Application

The City of Willows has established a Façade Improvement Program to provide technical and financial assistance to property owners or business tenants seeking to renovate or restore their exterior signage, lighting or commercial building facades.

Updated: 01-29-2019


This outlines the job responsibilities of a property owner when they decide to handle their own construction projects as an owner-builder. As an owner-builder, you assume all full responsibilities for your project.

Updated: 01-30-2019

Planning Permit Application

The permit is designed to inform property owners & the public of upcoming events or projects that may affect access to residential commercial or public properties to determine suitability of City facilities for the proposed activity.

Updated: 02-20-2024

Street Use Permit

The permit procedure is designed to inform property owners and the public of upcoming events or projects that may affect access to residential, commercial, or public properties, to determine suitability of City facilities for the proposed activity,.

Updated: 05-14-2019

Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Payment Form - Printable

Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) is for the privilege of occupying any space where accommodations are offered for hire for periods of 30 days or less. The tax is paid by the occupant & collected by the operator. The operator then remits the tax to the City.

Updated: 01-29-2019

Use Permit

The purpose of the Use Permit is to allow for special consideration of certain specified uses which may or may not be compatible with an area depending on the specifics of the particular use.

Updated: 01-30-2019

Willows Museum Flyer

The Willows Museum occupies the 1911 Andrew Carnegie Public Library building, an example of Temple variation Classical Revival architecture.