Home To Adventure

 You’ll enjoy our city’s rich history, opportunities for business growth, gorgeous mountain range…not to mention that the recreation in Payson is unsurpassed. You will find your Home to Adventure here in Payson.

Payson Royalty

Celebrating a Century and Beyond...

For over 100 years Payson City, Utah has honored young women to represent our community. Some helped raise war bonds while others represented the year's harvest, including the famed Golden Onion. From 1899 to today - talented and beautiful contestants show the way to a brighter tomorrow.

2021 Royalty


Education is key in providing opportunity for growth. Nebo School District provides the public education for school-aged children. Payson is also conveniently located to many options for institutions of higher learning.

Home to Adventure

Experience the hometown charm and celebrations


Whether you are looking for an industrial or commercial business area, Payson has several options. The Payson Business Park, located adjacent to Interstate 15, provides a corporate atmosphere and is a Utah State Economic Development Area.


Gladstan Golf Course is located in Payson just 15 minutes south of Provo, Utah and boasts beautiful rolling fairways, plentiful bunkers, water and amazing views. Enjoying eating at the Gladstan Grill before or after golfing. The food is delicious and the view is wonderful if you sit on the deck and look over the valley!

Payson Utah New Website Coming Soon

New Payson City Website Coming Soon

Just behind the big celebration of the City’s rollout of its new brand that builds on Payson’s heritage and plans for the future, a new Payson City website is coming soon!  The City’s new slogan is “Home to Adventure.”   We hope that you will continue to experience Payson’s spirit of adventure by utilizing the upcoming website as you conduct business with the City, learn of the many exciting events held and offered in Payson, participate in our many recreation and library programs, and stay current on what is happening in your community. 

The dynamic website will be provided by Municode Corporation. 

The ease of navigation is highlighted by the ability to access most parts of the site through multiple methods including an “I Want To…” section that will feature the most common citizen search inquires.  The site will also include more information about the City's parks locations and amenities.  

The site will also feature a new Economic Development Page, which will highlight current commercial projects approved and underway in Payson City, as well as several available sites for new projects.  

Later this summer, Payson City will debut its new website.  We urge citizens to keep checking back to see the new website.


Click here to view a new video about Payson Home to Adventure


Forebay Committee



Payson City is accepting applications for those interested in serving on the Payson Forebay Committee. To qualify for this volunteer position, the city council is seeking Payson residents over the age of 18 that have an interest in the management, use, and enhancement of the Payson Forebay Recreation Area. The Committee will consist of five to seven voting members with appointments made for one- and two-year terms.   

An application may be obtained at the customer service desk at the Payson City Center or online at www.paysonutah.org. All applications must be submitted to the Payson City Recorder no later than 5:00 PM on December 1, 2021.

Published in the Payson Chronicle on November 10th, November 16th, and November 24th.

Application Link



Public Input Needed - South Valley Transit

Payson is one of seven city governments collaborating with the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) and Mountainland Association of Governments (MAG) to evaluate options to expand transit service in south Utah County between Provo and Santaquin.
The study team has identified a Locally Preferred Alternative that includes extending the commuter rail from Provo to Payson and adding express bus service from Payson to Santaquin. The Locally Preferred Alternative is a general description of the type of transit that will be used and the locations the transit will serve.
The study team is now seeking feedback from the community on how the Locally Preferred Alternative could meet your transit needs. You can provide feedback in the following ways:
1. Participate in the upcoming online public meeting on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 6 to 7 p.m. The Locally Preferred Alternative will be presented, and the public will have the opportunity to engage in a live question and answer session. Visit southvalleytransit.com to register today.
2. Visit the website at southvalleytransit.com and leave comments on the interactive map.
3. Contact the study team by calling 385-355-3133 or emailing southvalleytransit@rideuta.com.
Refinements to the Locally Preferred Alternative will be considered based on public input and additional technical analysis before being advanced to an environmental study for further evaluation.

New Customer Portal to track pressurized irrigation usage

The customer portal is now available to Payson City residents.  If you have a PI meter installed, you can login to the customer portal to track your usage and set up usage alerts.  This will help calculate what your bill next year will be.  

Pressurized Irrigation Problems

Problems with the Pressurized Irrigation (PI) system

 Residents of Payson:

With the recent monsoonal storms there is a great amount of mud an silt in the Highline Canal and they have shut down the canal until late Thursday or Friday.  The Highline Canal provides a majority of our irrigation water to the city.  Having said that, Payson City is not planning on shutting down the pressurized irrigation system.  We will utilize some of the water from the Payson Lakes to keep the system on.  However, we would request your help in conserving the PI water the best you can during this week until the Highline Canal is re-energized.    Thank you for your cooperation.

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Pets in the park

Payson City would like to remind you that dogs are not allowed in Memorial Park, except service animals as defined by the ADA.

 (“A service animal is a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability”. “Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animalsunder ADA”. https://www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.pdf.) 

Come and enjoy our park but please leave your furry friends home.



Payson City Council Meeting - December 1, 2021

Notice is hereby given that the Payson City Council will hold their regularly scheduled City Council meeting and a work session beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at the Payson City Center, 439 West Utah Avenue, Payson, Utah, as well as virtually through a link with Zoom Video Communications. Please use the link below to participate and/or view the meeting.

Topic: Payson City Council Meeting
Time: Dec 1, 2021 05:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Payson City Hours of Operation

Mon.-Thurs. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

After Hours Utility Emergencies:

For Power, Water, Sewer, Parks, Streets, and Storm Drain

Please Call 801-465-5270

Please Do Not Contact Us Through the Comments if There Is An Emergency, Please Call The Number Above if Our Office is Closed or Call Debbie at 801-465-5217 During Work Hours if There is a Utility or Garbage Issue.



News & Events:

The Utah Lake Commission is working with a team of student interns from BYU to evaluate the community interests in recreation offerings available at Utah Lake, with the hopes of working with partners to implement new activities and events in the future. Please complete a survey to collect data on people's interests.

Click here to go to the survey form.

Golf Course

GolfGladstan Golf Course

Gladstan Golf Course is located in Payson just 15 minutes south of Provo, Utah and boasts beautiful rolling fairways, plentiful bunkers, water and amazing views.

Enjoying eating at the Gladstan Grill before or after golfing. The food is delicious and the view is wonderful if you sit on the deck and look over the valley!

Book a Tee time!

Curbside Recycling


Curbside Recycling

Recycling is now available to Payson City Residents. Downloadable Information Sheet

 Click here for the schedule and more information.

Community Alert System!
Community Alert System

Community Alert System

Get alerts about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our Emergency Alert Program. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, law enforcement activity, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods.

Sign up now

Employment Opportunities

Are you looking for a great seasonal job?

Payson City has some wonderful


Payson City is currently recruiting for seasonal     workers for the pool, golf course, cemetery, parks, streets, and city grounds. 

To learn more about the open positions and how to apply.

Community Development Block Grant Survey

 The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program grants funds to cities and non-profits in Utah County for community development projects to assist in developing viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities, especially for persons of low and moderate income.
As part of the consolidated planning process we are soliciting feedback from residents, cities, towns, and public service providers. Your input in this process will inform our strategic plan and funding decisions over the next five years...your participation is critical and we appreciate your time in responding!
To complete this survey in English please click here: 
To complete this survey in Spanish, please click here:
El Programa de Subvención de Desarrollo Comunitario (CDBG, por sus siglas en inglés) proporciona fondos a ciudades y organizaciones sin fines de lucro en el Condado de Utah para promulgar proyectos de desarrollo comunitario con el fin de crear comunidades viables al proporcionar una vivienda digna, un entorno de vida adecuado y al expandir las oportunidades económicas, especialmente para personas de recursos bajos y moderados.
Como parte del proceso de planificación consolidada, estamos realizando una encuesta de las residentes, ciudades, pueblos y proveedores de servicios públicos. Su aporte contribuirá con nuestro plan estratégico y las decisiones de financiación durante los próximos cinco años... ¡su participación es crucial y le agradecemos su tiempo!

Curbside Recycling

Click here for the 2021 recycling calendar. 

Recreation Department

Visit the Recreation Department website to sign up for sports and other recreational activities.

Payson & Santaquin Area Chamber of Commerce

Payson City Chamber of Commerce offers a strong network of businesses working together to keep consumers in our city. Businesses have the opportunity to invest in the community while also giving them a chance to increase their own business growth.

Email the Mayor and City Council