Live Your Adventure

We invite you to Live Your Adventure in Payson. 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.


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.

Live Your 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!


Driver Alert: Construction begins May 20 on S.R. 198 from Arrowhead Trail Road to Woodland Hills Drive in Spanish Fork and Salem. Drivers should plan extra travel time. For more details, visit udot.utah.gov/go/sr198improved.

S.R. 198 Pre-ConstructionS.R. 198 Pre-Construction

Utah’s Best Tree Climbers to Compete in Memorial Park, Payson, UT


SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – On May 31 and June 1, 2019, incredible skill and agility will be demonstrated by Utah’s best tree climbers at the International Society of Arboriculture-Utah Chapter/Utah Community Forest Council 26th Annual Tree Climbing Championship at 300 South Main Street, Payson, UT.

The event will showcase talents of the state’s best climbers as they compete for the title of Utah champion. Competitors will perform five climbs – Work Climb, Aerial Rescue, Belayed Speed Climb, Ascent Event, and Throw Line. Each event tests a competitor’s ability to quickly, professionally, and safely maneuver in a tree while performing work-related tree-care tasks.

The championship events simulate working conditions of professional tree climbers. Arborists from around the state can learn advanced techniques from each other and get a chance to see new and different equipment,” said Ty Nielsen, President, Utah Community Forest Council. “The championship is always a crowd pleaser. It brings the best of the best together to compete, share knowledge and experience.”

Following two days of climbing events, the top five competitors with the highest scores will compete in the Masters Challenge on Saturday. The Masters Challenge champion will represent Utah at the 2019 International Tree Climb Competition on August 9-11, 2019 in Knoxville, TN.

Friday, May 31

10 am          Climbers will compete in three events

Saturday, June 1  (times may vary)

8:00 am     Climbers will compete in two events

10:00 am     Children’s Tree Climb

11:00 pm     Preliminary Event Awards

12:30 pm     Master’s Challenge (Event Championship – Top five climbers)

4:00 pm     Master Challenge Awards

This exciting event is made possible by partnerships with the following event sponsors: ArborCare/ArborScape, Murray City Power, Provo City Power, AP Equipment Financing, A Plus Tree, Intermountain Bobcat, Husqvarna Group, Intermountain Stihl, ArborMaster, Wasatch Arborists, Petzl, Speeds, Rock Exotica, Tree Stuff, ArborWear, Rivendell Tree Experts, Vermeer, MajesTree, Thrive Wholesale, Wright Tree Service, Ditch Witch of the Rockies, and Tiedemann Tree Care.

For more information, call Scott Bunker at (801) 369-9238 or visit the website at www.UtahUrbanForest.org.

The International Society of Arboriculture–Utah Chapter/Utah Community Forest Council is a non-profit organization that advocates for proper management and care of Utah's community forests through partnerships, and public and professional education.

Payson City Hours of Operation

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

After Hours Emergencies:




After Hours Emergency Service

For Power, Water, Sewer, Parks, Streets, Storm Drain
Call 801-465-5270
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General Plan Update


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.

FY20 Tentative Budget

Payson City Council adopted a tentative budget on May 1, 2019. Please click above to review the budget. 

A Public Hearing to adopt the final budget will be held June 5, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the city council chambers. All are invited to attend. 


Recreation Department

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

Symposium and Emergency Preparedness Fair

A symposium and emergency preparedness fair for Elk Ridge, Woodland Hills, Salem, Spanish Fork, Payson, and Santaquin residents will be held on Saturday, May 18th, from 10- Noon at Salem Hills High School. Keynote speaker Peter Quittner, Utah County Emergency Manager, and other speakers will share lessons learned from the recent fires and what to expect next. After the speakers, information booths and a service project assembling classroom emergency buckets will be available.

Because emergency supplies at Salem Hills High School were depleted during the fires last fall, we will be collecting emergency supplies to donate to the school.

Sign up to donate emergency supplies here

Items can be dropped off right before the event starts, or they can be dropped off during school hours in the front office on May 16 and May 17. If you would like to donate cash instead, you can Venmo donations to Stephanie Ashcraft (@Stephanie-Ashcraft).

If you have questions, please contact Stephanie Ashcraft at 520-661-6741 or Talisha Bacon at 801-851-7085 and/or talishat@utahcounty.gov

What is happening at Memorial Park?

After much discussion over the years regarding the Tennis court area at Memorial Park, we are revamping this area and turning it into a useable active recreation area with six lighted Pickle-ball Courts and a basketball area with six hoops.

What is Pickleball

Latest Utility Newsletter

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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.

News & Events:

Letter to Strawberry Water Shareholders

Payson, Spanish Fork, Salem & High Line Canal answer questions from concerned Strawberry Water User shareholders. Click here for the letter to Strawberry Water Shareholders.

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.

UDOT's I-15 Interchange Study

Environmental Impact Statement

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and Payson City are preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the interchange at Main Street (SR-115) and I-15. The study team is currently evaluating the final four alternatives. The next open house will be
in late 2016/early 2017; check here later in the year for specific details.

Study Area:

Study Area

Study Area

Your input is encouraged:

Please email paysoneis@utah.gov     |     Text: 801-859-3770

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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.

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Western Heritage Night - July 14, 2018

Tickets are available online and Payson City Center 



Email the Mayor and City Council