The Administration Department is here to serve you. This department includes the City Manager and the City Clerk/Assistant to the City Manager.

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.

Community Development & Services

Under the umbrella of the Community Development Services Department there are three divisions, Parks & Public Works, Building, and Recreation.


The Finance Department is responsible for all City finance related activities (e.g., accounts payable/receivable, payroll), Risk Management and Liability, and Human Resources.

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).