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".


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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


Animal Control: Dog Licenses are available in the Tropic Town Office located in the Heritage Center ~ 20 North Main. Licenses are $10 for Spayed and Neutered; Non-Spayed or Neutered $35. Please be responsible dog owners, know the where about of your pet(s). Please provide shelter and keep them contained within your property. Animal Control and Law Enforcement will issue fines and citations for those who are in violation. Citizens should report all dog issues to the Tropic Town Animal Control Officer Bob Sudweeks 435-690-0497 or Council Member Lisa Johnson 801- 803-4883; you may also contact the Garfield County Sheriff's Office: 435-676-2678.

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

 2020 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.


2020 Dog License
Spayed/Neutered  $10
Non-Spayed/Neutered  $35

Senior Citizen Center
Lunch ~ Order by 10 am
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
435-679-8666

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

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

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

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
435-676-1119
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
435-616-8834

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Acknowledgment
Misc. Landscape photos
by Marion Littlefield




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