Planning Commission

Planning Chairman

Damon Brinkerhoff
Ginger Elmer
Kent Johnson
Tracy Johnson
Dennis Pollock

Town Clerk

  Marie Niemann
Planning Commission
Minutes 2020


Tropic Town Planning & Developing

Planning & Zoning Meeting

The purpose of the planning commission is to assist the Mayor and Town Council in the decision making process regarding the development of Tropic and to assure due process of the law is given to every citizen. Planning Commission meeting is held on the 1st Tuesday of each month beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Heritage Center. A 24 hour notice is required to have your project placed on the agenda; you must contact the Town Office the Wednesday before 1:00 p.m.

Planning Commission 2020 Meeting Schedule

 January 7, 2020  July 7 , 2020
 February 4, 2020  August 4, 2020
 March 3, 2020  September 1, 2020
 April 7, 2020  October 6, 2020
 May 5, 2020  November 3, 2020
 June 2, 2020 December 1, 2020

Five County Association of Government

The Five County Association of Governments is a voluntary association of local governments from the five southwestern counties of the State of Utah. The five counties in southwestern Utah that comprise the Five County Association of Governments are Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane and Washington; and encompasses over 11 million acres of land in southwestern Utah.

The Association serves 37 municipalities (incorporated cities and towns), five county-wide school districts and the county jurisdictions of Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, and Washington.

Fees: Application/Building Permit Packet

A building permit packet  is available at the Tropic Town Office * Fee $50; or you can download an Application/Building Permit Packet on this webpage. Please have your packet filled out prior to PC meeting. All projects are to come before the Planning Commission and Town Council for approval.  Please feel free to contact one of the commission members or Marie Niemann at the Tropic Town Office for questions you may have regarding your project.

Residential Building Permit Packet
Commercial Building Permit Packet
Re-Zone Application
Town Construction & Demolition Waste Ordinance

Conditional Use Permits


If you or a representative are unable to attend PC meeting, please contact the Tropic Town Office a day prior to reschedule; a no show will delay your project for two months.

Processing Application

After recommendation has been given by the planning commission, the project will go before the Town Council for approval. Town Board meeting is held the 2nd Thursday of each month. Upon finding all is in compliance, the Town Council will grant approval and provide verification for the Garfield County Building Inspector to issue your permit.