City and Government

About Victorville

This section provides information about the City of Victorville. Following is a list of sections along with a brief description:

  • City History
    Learn how Victorville got its name, and how it has developed over time.
  • Climate
    Victorville is located in the high desert climate zone. Find out more about the high desert, and see current weather information for the city.
  • Demographics
    Learn more about the people who live in Victorville.
  • General Plan
    Here's where you can find the City of Victorville's General Plan.
  • Maps & Directions
    Find out more about Victorville's location and see an interactive map of the city with an optional satellite overlay.
  • Municipal Code
    The City's municipal code is now online in an easy to search format.
  • Zoning
    Here's where you can find zoning information for the City.

Quick Facts About Victorville

  • Incorporated: September 21, 1962
  • Elevation: 2,875 feet above sea level
  • Square Miles: 74.16
  • Population: 105,765 as of 5/31/09
  • Number of Employees: 474 full-time employees
  • Budget: $256,107,848 FY 2006/2007

Named After: Jacob Nash Victor - a railroad pioneer.
Victor's major accomplishment was bringing to reality the second transcontinental railroad in the United States, by giving the Santa Fe Route a Pacific coast terminal. His first job as General Manager of the California Southern Railway was reconstruction of 30 miles of washed-out track from Fallbrook to San Diego. He then engaged in subterfuge in 1883, and cut through the Southern Pacific tracks at Colton, thereby linking San Bernardino with the coast. In 1885, he drove the first engine through Cajon Pass, signaling linkage of San Bernardino and Barstow, and completion of the transcontinental route. On completion of the Cajon route, Victor made the prophetic statement, "No other railroad will ever have the nerve to build through these mountains. All who follow will prefer to rent trackage from us." This was said 17 years before the Salt Lake (now Union Pacific) line did just that.

In 1901, the U.S. Post Office changed the name of the town "Victor" to "Victorville", due to a conflict with another town already named "Victor", in Colorado.

City Motto: Victorville, "Key City" of the High Desert.

City Government: Victorville is a charter city governed by a five-member elected city council. Council meetings are open to the public and are held the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 pm.

City Department List:

  • Airport
    Learn more about Southern California Logistics Airport (SCLA) and current airport amenities.
  • City Clerk
    The City Clerk provides information on City Council agendas as well as other public records.
  • City Manager
    The City Manager's office oversees several important offices at the City including the City Clerk, Public Information Office, Risk Management Office, and the Economic Redevelopment Agency.
  • Community Services
    This department oversees Parks, Recreation, Golf Course Operations, Park and Facility Development, Library Services and Facilities Maintenance.
  • Development
    This is a new Department created by joining the Building, Planning, and Code Enforcement departments.
  • Economic Development
    This department encourages and oversees economic development in the City.
  • Engineering
    This department oversees various engineering and land surveying services throughout the City. These services include: improvement plan checking; subdivision map checking; processing for developments; survey; design; contract administration and management for the Capital Improvement Program projects; and more.
  • Finance
    The Finance department includes Finance, Purchasing, Sanitation, and Housing and Development Grants.
  • Fire Department
    The Fire Department provides fire protection, hazardous materials, and CUPA services for the City.
  • Human Resources
    All hiring and employee benefits are administered through the Human Resources department.
  • Police Department
    Police service is contracted through the San Bernardino County Sheriff.
  • Public Information Department
    This department is responsible for media relations, community affairs and public outreach.
  • Public Works
    Public Works department oversees a number of important City functions including animal control, weed abatement, graffiti control, traffic control, traffic signals, fleet maintenance, parking enforcement, and street maintenance.

    Victorville Municipal Utility Services (VMUS)
    Victorville Municipal Utility Services currently offers electrical services, cogeneration services, and a natural gas aggregation program. At this time, services are available to commercial and industrial customers only. VMUS does not provide utility services in residential areas.

City Services

The City of Victorville provides a full range of services for residents. From Animal Control to Weed Abatement, if you have questions about a City service, this is the place to look.

  • Animal Control
    Find out where lost pets are housed as well as find information about West Nile Virus and Coyotes.
  • Building Services
    If you are a developer, or just want to build a pool or patio for your house, this is the place to find all of the information you need.
  • Code Enforcement
    See how to report Code violations.
  • Emergency Services
    Find out about CERT and the Citizen Volunteer/Emergency Service Worker program.
  • Forms Library
    Here is the central repository for all of the City's forms.
  • Golf
    The City runs two golf courses. Here's where you find the greens fees, membership, lessons, and tournament information as well as details on the two golf courses.
  • Grafitti Removal
    Find out the details on the City's Graffiti removal program.
  • Library
    Here is where you'll find information about the City Library and reading programs.
  • Marriage & Birth Records
    Need a marriage license or birth record? Here's where you can find out how to get one.
  • Parks & Recreation
    Learn about the current recreation class schedule as well as see a listing of all parks and facilities in the City.
  • Pay Parking Ticket
    This page shows you the easy way to pay - by phone or online.
  • Police and Fire
    See contact information for the Police and Fire departments.
  • Utilities
    Here's a hand list of utility companies that serve Victorville residents.
  • Traffic Services
    Here's where you can find detailed information about traffic signals in the City.
  • Trash & Recycling
    This is where you'll find everything about sanitation service in the City from trash collection holidays to what to put in the recycle bin.
  • Weed Abatement
    Learn more about the City's Weed Abatement program.

 


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