Our Heritage

"As the water flowed over the pink cliffs of what is now
known today as Water Canyon, shouts of
acclamation was heard through out the valley".

What's Happening

Bryce Canyon Mule Days

Bryce Canyon 1/2 Marathon


Welcome to Tropic

Tropic, nestled in the valley of the red cliffs of Bryce Canyon National Park, a community, whose name reflects the beautiful fruit blossoms in the spring, green grass of summer, and the brilliant colors of fall. In Winter…. A blanket of snow covers the community, quietly giving rest.

The climate is relatively mild, with the last frost usually occurring in the latter part of April and begins freezing in Mid-October.

Tropic is located in Garfield County on Utah's All American Road * Scenic Byway 12; just off Utah Heritage Highway 89 south of Panguitch and travels eastward. From its humble beginnings in 1892 with approximately 15 families, Tropic has prospered to a thriving community of over 550 residents.

News & Announcements

Tropic Town Municipal Election: Declaration of Candidacy Filing * June 2 - June 7, 2019. Each person seeking to become a candidate for an elected position will need to file a Declaration of Candidacy at the Tropic Town Office ~ Monday - Friday 8 am to 2 pm. Positions for Election ~ two (2) Council Members * 4 Year Terms & one(1) Council Member * 2 Year Term. Write-In Candidacy will also nee to file a Declaration of Candidacy.

State Highway 12 Open House:The National Park Service (NPS) and Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) are partnering to improve safety and mobility on State Route 12 in Bryce Canyon National Park (BRCA) between mileposts 14.42 - 18.16. UDOT and BRCA initiated the study to address a troublesome landslide area on SR-12 between mileposts 14 and 15. 

Since 2015, UDOT Region 4 has performed multiple repairs and preventative activities. In February 2017 a deep-seated landslide occurred creating a large scar nearly 1,000 feet down the slope and losing a 200-foot-long section of the eastbound travel lane. Emergency repairs were made and UDOT and BRCA began coordinating to make permanent repairs. 

UDOT and NPS have performed an Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate the social, economic, and environmental impacts of the proposed improvements to SR-12.

  • extend the existing passing lane approximately one mile east
  • restore the previously lost travel lane and shoulder
  • widen road shoulders along SR-12
  • update the legal description and map of the highway alignment

The EA is available online at www.udot.utah.gov/go/SR12BryceCanyon for public review and comment. 

Paper copies of the document are also available at the following UDOT offices:

UDOT Central Complex                 UDOT Region 4    

4501 Constitution Blvd                  210 W 800 S

Taylorsville, UT                             Richfield, UT

84129                                          84701

A Public Hearing in open house format will be held from 5:00 -7:00 p.m., June 18, 2019 at the Tropic Heritage Center, 20 North Main Street in Tropic, Utah. 

Garfield County Residents: Our communities are being negatively impacted by a significant amount of Construction and Demolition material being placed in the County dumpsters. This is a reminder ~ ONLY HOUSEHOLD garbage should be placed in these containers.

NO batteries, paint, motor oils, or liquids of any kind are to be placed in these containers! These items are to be disposed of properly.
Also, The bin located in the Maintenance yard is NOT for household use ~ only appliances and other scrap metal items. Please haul discarded items such as mattresses, boards, and other unwanted items to the County landfill. A $50 fine will be issued for the misuse of this service.

Individuals and businesses doing any construction is required to have an onsite container for construction/demolition waste materials. Ordinances are in place ~ any VIOLATION is publishable as a Class C Misdemeanor and subject to fines. (Garfield County Ordinance #2007-4 & Tropic Town Ordinance #4142009) We ask for your cooperation and be respectful using the County's services properly.

Animal Control: Please be responsible dog owners know the where about of your pet(s) and keep your them contained within or on your property. Animal Control and Law Enforcement will be issuing fines and citations for those who are in violation. Citizens should report all dog issue to the Tropic Town animal control officer Bob Sudweeks 435-690-0497 or a member of the Town Council; you may also contact the Garfield County Sheriff’s office: 435-676-2678.

The 2019 Dog licenses are now available ~ Licenses are $10 for spayed/neutered and $35 for non-spayed or neutered. Citations will be issued by the Garfield County Sheriff’s office to those whose dogs are running at large, are deemed dangerous, are causing damage, or becoming a nuisance in the community.

FREE Spay and Neuter for Cats: There is a humane, effective way to control the community cat population: Trap/Neuter/Return reduces the number of feral cats and stray free-roaming cats in the neighborhood. The Best Friends "Community Cat Program" prevents unwanted litters and reduces the number of cats euthanized in shelters. Best Friends is offering free services to spay/neuter cats within your neighborhood; please call 435-644-2001 for more information.

Community Rewards Program: South Central has partnered with Amazon.com to fund community projects and promote community growth. Whenever you want to make a purchase on Amazon, access Amazon through the South Central Website: www.SoCen.com hit Amazon + South Central Communications = Community Rewards icon, select the Community & Project that you want your purchases to benefit and shop away. Amazon contributes anywhere from 4% to 12% of your purchase amount back to the project(s) of your choice; in turn South Central Communications donates 100% of the monies received to fund the community's projects.

Local Information

  Tropic Town Office Hours
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

 2019 Monthly Meeting Schedule

* Planning Commission
1st Tuesday @ 6 p.m.

Agenda request must be made
by Wednesday before 1:00 p.m.

*Town Board Meeting
2nd Thursday @ 6 p.m.

Water Billing
Water Bills are due the
last day of each month.
A $200 fee shall be
applied for the disconnection
and re-connection
of services due to
non-payment of water.

2019 Dog License
Spayed/Neutered  $10
Non-Spayed/Neutered  $35

Senior Citizen Center
Lunch ~ Order by 10 am
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Daughters of the Utah Pioneers
3rd Monday of each month
Tropic Heritage Center
3:00 p.m.

AA Meetings
at 6:00 p.m.
Tropic Town Heritage Center
20 North Main
Contact Randall 435-679-8442

Heat Assistance
Sign Up for Heat Assistance
435-826-4410 * Katie

Driver's License Renewal
Garfield County Office DMV
Panguitch - 2nd & 4th Wednesdays
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Garfield County Landfill
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
10 am - 3 pm

Local Burn Restrictions
Personal Vegetation Control Burn
Until June 1, 2019
Contact Fire Chief Ron Harris

Misc. photos
by Marion Littlefield

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