Welcome to the City of Angels Camp: A Great Place to Live, Work & Play

Made famous by Mark Twain in his story “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras”, the City of Angels is home to one of the most picturesque historic downtowns in California’s Gold Country.  Home to the Angels Camp Museum and Carriage House, an internationally recognized destination with more than 30,000 square feet of exhibits on Gold Rush history and New Melones Lake which is the 9th largest reservoir in the State of California.

The City of Angels is the only incorporated City in Calaveras County and is home to just under 3,900 residents (2020 Census) and is a California Historical Landmark #287.

A visit to Angels Camp will turn you into a frequent visitor and eventually a resident.

Welcome to the City's NEW easy to use Customer Portals

You can now submit applications for new or renewal Business Licenses, Building Permits, Planning Applications, Fire-related inspection requests, and Code Compliance complaints with the ease of a button! Payments can be handled online (with a small processing fee), saving you the hassle of coming into the office or writing a check.

As with any new software, we try to think of everything. If you have any issues or want additional functionality, please get in touch with us directly, and we will do our best to assist. EMAIL or phone (209-736-1346).

For urgent matters, please call 209-736-2181 to talk to a staff member or 911 for emergency Police or Fire matters.  If you need to make a non-emergency report to the Police Department, please call 209-736-2567

Do you need help with your Water and/or Sewer bills?


City of Angels Customer Assistance Program

The City Council approved a utility assistance program to help low-income customers.

For the full policy and to determine if you might qualify please review here.

To fill out an application, call 209-736-2181 or email COA@Angelscamp.gov. The program has limited funding, based on annual funding, as determined by City Council.

LIHWAP – Low Income Household Water Assistance Program – Extended to December 31, 2023, with the possibility to March 31, 2024!

ATCAA has awarded over $34,921.74 to pay off low-income utility customer bills for our City Residents. There is now a new program that can ALSO assist with current charges. Visit: ATCAA Assistance and go to the bottom of the page to Water Bill Assistance or call 209-223-1485 X 221 or you can email: Email

New Program Information Flyer

Hop N' Shop - The Perfect Gift!


Purchasers can buy 1 card and get 1 card 50% of the purchase value. These eGift cards are such a wonderful gift for birthdays, thank yous, and hostess/host gifts! 92% of recipients of “shop local” cards prefer them over national brands!


We have 30 local businesses signed up. If you haven’t signed up yet, you are missing out on sales! The program is being marketed to locals and tourists everywhere possible, including at local hotels and businesses and on the Calaveras Visitors Bureau’s website and the Museum.

Did you know that 51% of cardholders try NEW places? That could be your business, making a new customer for you! Did you know that 30% of cardholders overspend on their cards?

Don’t wait! Click on the Hop N’ Shop Local to join this great program and support our City Businesses and Economy today!

Emergency Operations Page

Please refer to our NEW Emergency Operations page for up-to-date information, programs, and damage reporting.  We need you to report any damages to residential or businesses ASAP so that we can get additional resources to help those who need them. This includes renters, owners, home businesses, brick-and-mortar businesses, vacation rentals, etc. Even if your road way, driveways, etc. had damage, we want to hear about them.

Click here or the Logo to the right for all information that may be impacting you, and your neighbors, throughout the City and County.

Calaveras and the City of Angels have been included in the 2023 Winter Storm Emergency Proclamation. Currently, we do not qualify for individual assistance, but that can change with your help.

Damage Surveys are needed from residents and businesses that occurred as part of the Winter Storms from February 25 to current.  Please visit OES 

Any information received will be passed on to CalOES and FEMA.

Recent News

The City is working to ensure you have the latest information that is important to you! Whether that is the City Council Agenda, Planning Commission information, the latest on City Projects, or events you need to know about.

Join today!

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: City of Angels. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact