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
Garfield County Fair: Volunteers are needed to help with indoor/outdoor exhibits.
*Home Arts ~ sewing, quilting, needlework, food preservation,
Area Description: The entire incorporated Tropic Town Boundary
Tropic Town and the Tropic Town Fire Department remind everyone to still use caution when:
~Setting, building, maintaining, attending or using open fires of any kind.
~Discharging or using any kind of fireworks, tracer ammunition or other pyrotechnic devices.
~Cutting, welding, or grinding metal in areas of dry vegetation.
~Operating a motorcycle, chainsaw, ATV, UTV, or other small internal combustion engines and only with an approved and working spark-
Designated Fireworks: In Tropic Town only fireworks that are approved by the Utah State Fire Marshal will be allowed ~ Designated fireworks will be allowed to be ignited on July 21 – July 25 from 11 am to 11 pm only.
Effective Date:8:00 a.m. July 25, 2018Water Conservation: Tropic East Fork & Spring Creek Irrigation Board are taking conservative watering measures. As of June 26, 2018 ALL Tropic Town Residents are to reduce Irrigation Water use to 50%. NO watering of lawns, gardens, flowers, etc. between the hours of 10 am and 6 pm. This measure will be in place until further notice.
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.
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 2018 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 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.
Tropic Town Office Hours
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday
2018 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 Bills are due the
last day of each month.
A $200 fee shall be
applied for the disconnection
of services due to
non-payment of water.
2018 Dog License
Daughters Utah Pioneer
3rd Monday of each month
Senior Citizen Center
Lunch ~ Order by 10 am
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
at 6:00 p.m.
Tropic Town Heritage Center
20 North Main
Contact Randall 435-679-8442
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
by Marion Littlefield