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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


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

Fire Restriction Order

Due to current and forecasted weather conditions couple witht he extremely dry conditions, fire restrictions are in place for Washington, Iron, Kane, Garfield and Beaver Counties. It has been determined that measures must be taken to prevent the ignition of forest and range land fires. Therefore, the State of Utah has prohibited the following acts in the areas described:

*Setting, building, maintaining, attending or using open fires of any kind, except within the facilities designated for them in improved campgrounds, picnic areas or home sites where running water is present.

*Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle, camp trailer, or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area that is paved or free from dry vegetation.

*Discharging or using any kind of fireworks, tracer ammunition or other pyrotechnic devices including exploding targets.

*Cutting, welding or grinding metal in areas of dry vegetation.

*Operating a motorcycle, chainsaw, ATV, or other small internal combustion engine without an approved and working spark arrestor.

The following persons are exempted from the above prohibitions:

1. Persons with a permit or waiver specifically authorizing a specified act at a specific location
Any on-duty firefighter in the performance of an official duty.

In consultation with Fire Chief Ron Harris, Mayor Brinkerhoff and Tropic Town Council have determined that State Fire Restriction Order be expanded.

Therefore, by order of Mayor Brinkerhoff and Tropic Town Council

The State of Utah Fire Restriction Order is in affect within Tropic Town Boundaries and the following act is PROHIBITED:

ALL FIREWORKS within Tropic Town boundaries.

Any of the above acts is a violation of state law and is punishable by up to six month in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. These restrictions will be enforced by County law enforcement

Tropic Town Municipality Election: Filing for an elected position and be placed on the ballot has ended; those still interested may file a "Write-In" candidacy with the Town Clerk at the Tropic Town Office Monday-Friday during office hours 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. until September 22,2017 * The Town received two Candidacies for Mayor ~ Mike Ahlstrom and WaLon Brinkerhoff ~ No Council Members Seats were filed * General Election Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Employment Notice: Tropic is accepting applications for a Town Treasurer * Qualifications include: Accounting/Budgeting/Financial education or experience * Good Public Relation. Please submit resume to the Tropic Town Office before June 7, 2017 * Office Hours M-F 8 am to 2 pm

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 Council Member Jason Bybee 435-590-2188; you may also contact the Garfield County Sheriff’s office: 435-676-2678.

The 2017 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.

Garbage & Debris
: Please put all household garage, including mattresses, boards, and other unwanted items in the County Trash Bins located throughout Town. The bin located at the Maintenance Yard is NOT for household use ~ only appliances and other scrap metal items. A $50 fine will be issued for the misuse of this service.

Community Rewards Program: South Central has partnered with to fund community projects and promote community growth. Whenever you want to make a purchase on Amazon, access Amazon through the South Central Website: 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 2:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

 2017 Monthly Meeting Schedule

* Planning Commission
1st Thursday @ 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.

2017 Dog License
Spayed/Neutered  $10
Non-Spayed/Neutered  $35

Daughters Utah Pioneer
3rd Monday of each month
Heritage Center
3:00 p.m.

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

AA Meetings
  Sunday & Wednesdays
at 6:00 p.m.
Tropic Town Heritage Center
20 North Main
Contact Randall

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

Misc. photos
by Marion Littlefield

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