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".

Be Ready Utah


Welcome to Tropic

Tropic, one of three small communities 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. The climate is relatively mild, with the last frost usually occurring in the latter part of April and begins freezing in Mid-October. Winter bring cold temperature and snowfall.

Tropic is centered in some of the most beautiful scenery in the Western United States. Located in Garfield County on Utah's All American Road and Scenic Byway 12, just off Utah Heritage Highway 89 south of the City of Panguitch. In addition to Bryce Canyon, there are three state parks and a national monument all within a few miles; Kodachrome Basin, Escalante Petrified Forest, Anasazi Indian Village and the Grand Staircase National Monument.

From its humble beginnings in 1892 with approximately 15 families, Tropic has prospered to a thriving community of over 550 residents; and continues to enjoy the benefits of country living.

News & Announcements

Tropic Town 2021 Municipal Elections * Filing Begins June 1, 2021 - June 7, 2021

Each person seeking to become a candidate for an elected position will need to file a Declaration of Candidacy. Those interested may file with the Tropic Town Clerk at the Town Office 20 North Main * Monday - Friday ~ 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Elected Positions

* Mayor ~ 4-year term
* Council Member ~ 2-year term
* Council Member ~ 4-year term
* Council Member ~ 4-year term

SR12 Road Project


Utah Governor Gary Herbert has recommended the implementation of several precautionary measures across the state of Utah to help slow the spread of novel Coronavirus; these recommendations are made in conjunction with the Utah COVID-19 Community Task Force and local health departments. In response to the Governor's recommendations, daily operations of Tropic Town will continue as directed. For State and Local Updates and Information on the Corona Virus please visit:

FEMAGovernor Cox has declared March as Flood Awareness Month. This link will take you to the Division of Emergency Management’s website to get flood information.

State of Utah Coronavirus Updates

CARES - Coronavirus Aid Resource & Economic Services

Garfield County Coronavirus Updates

Utah Food Bank ~ Fighting Hunger Statewide: Partnering with The Utah Food Bank, Tropic Town will provide a food distribution location for children and their families. On the second Thursday of each month, from 12 noon to 1:30 pm, a Utah Mobile Food Bank will be located in the Heritage Center parking lot to distribute food for families in need. The amount of food distributed varies depending on availability of donated and purchased foods. For additional information, please contact Council Member Gene Anderson.

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. 

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.

Local Information

  Tropic Town Office Hours
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Codes & Ordinance

 2021 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.

Fee Schedule

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.

Water Quality Report 2019

2021 Dog License
Spayed/Neutered  $10
Non-Spayed/Neutered  $35

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

Thrift Store * Panguitch
Open: Monday - Saturday
10 am to 5 pm

Daughters of the Utah Pioneers
3rd Monday of each month
Tropic Heritage Center
435-679-8530 * 3:00 p.m.

AA Meetings
  Wednesdays * 6:00 p.m.
Tropic Town Heritage Center
20 North Main
Contact Randall 435-679-8442
Alcohol Addition Resources

Heat Assistance
Sign Up for Heat Assistance
Apply on line: sealapp.utah.gov
Questions: 435-676-1411

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
No Personal Vegetation
Control Burn
June 1, 2020 - October 1, 2020
Contact Fire Chief Ron Harris