Things to Do in Williams, AZ

Welcome to Williams, Arizona, located in the heart of the Kaibab National Forest at an elevation of 6,770 feet.

Founded in 1881, Williams was named for the famous trapper, scout and mountain man, "Old Bill Williams." A statue of "Old Bill" stands in Monument Park, located on the west side of the city. The large mountain directly south of town is named Bill Williams Mountain and the Town was incorporated July 9, 1901.

Also known as the "Gateway to the Grand Canyon®," Williams was the last town on Historic Route 66 to be bypassed by Interstate 40. The community, bypassed on Oct. 13, 1984, continues to thrive on tourism. 

Boasting seven area fishing lakes, hiking trails up Bill Williams Mountain and into Sycamore Canyon, an alpine ski area and cross-country ski trails, four seasons weather and an abundance of wildlife, Williams offers unlimited recreational opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast.

The Historic Downtown District covers six square blocks. There is something for everyone in Williams, Arizona. The town boasts a rich heritage that features the Old West and Route 66 coupled with tourism trends today and the town's heyday years of the '50s and '60s.


What's Happening

The city Street Department will be removing and replacing pavement at the southern entrance of Highland Meadow and Pipping Rock beginning May 10, 2024.

Mayor's Message

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Welcome to the City of Williams!

The City of Williams is our "Little town with a big heart". Visit our welcoming community for an evening, explore our old charm neighborhoods for a weekend, experience the natural beauty of our parks and lakes for a week, how about a round of golf, or live, love and work here for a lifetime! If there’s one thing we know, it’s that everyone has a unique way to enjoy the City of Williams.

Mayor Don Dent

Public Notices

It has been brought to the city's attention that someone is telephoning our businesses claiming to be the city to collect payment.
We will never call you to collect or demand payment to shut off your utility services. We would never provide an 800 number for you to call us back at. PLEASE be diligent to make sure you are not giving anyone your account information. If you have any questions please call the city directly to speak with a representative.

Notice to Intent to Change Fees

Williams is in Stage 2 Fire Restrictions as of  6.21.2024

Forest Service News Release - Prescribed Fire

2024 July 4th Fireworks and Parade 

Heroes Among Us

Williams Hotel Tax Code - 2024


Any water/electric issue Monday-Friday during business hours,
please call City Hall at 928.635.4451

Water  and Electric issues during non-business hours 
Call 928.635.4461

Proposed Ordinance(s):

Recently Adopted:

Ord No. 955 (Short-term Rentals/Vacation)
Ord No. 1000 (Moratorium)
Ord. No. 1001 
Res. No. 1439
Ord. No. 1002

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