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



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Notice of Cancellation of 2021 Municipal General Election



Pursuant to the provisions of Utah Code Annotated 20A-1-206, Payson City, Utah County, Utah, hereby gives notice that on September 15, 2021, the Payson City Council passed and approved Resolution No. 09-15-2021-A, a resolution canceling the November 2, 2021, Municipal General Election and declaring each unopposed candidate elected to office.

Bill Wright

Brett Christensen (4-year term)
Taresa Hiatt (4-year term)
Bob Provstgaard (2-year term)

/s/ Kim E. Holindrake                        
Kim E. Holindrake, City Recorder

Dated this 16th day of September, 2021
Published according to UCA 20A-1-206.


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.

Notice of Proposed Annexation


Notice is hereby given by Bill Wright, Payson City Mayor, and the Payson City Council as follows:

On September 14, 2021, a petition for annexation was filed in the office of the Payson City Recorder by Hawkmoon Holdings, LLC, for the purpose of requesting annexation of approximately 56.2 acres located at approximately 11950 South 1950 West (Utah County) into Payson City.

Receipt of Notice of Certification
The petition was certified as required by Utah Code Section 10-2-405(2), and the Payson City Council received the Notice of Certification on October 12, 2021.

Description of the Property to be Annexed
The area proposed for annexation is located at approximately 11950 South 1950 West (Utah County) as identified on the enclosed map and is more particularly described as follows:

Commencing at a point located N89°30'25"E along the section line 1788.38 feet and North 412.22 feet from the South Quarter Corner of Section 24, Township 9 South, Range 1 East, Salt Lake Base and Meridian; thence N6°04'05"E 263.00 feet; thence N6°44'16"E 244.57 feet; thence N7°13'33"E 234.32 feet; thence N87°39'46"W 178.41 feet; thence N87°22'31"W 190.42 feet; thence N9°54'24"W 272.27 feet; thence N9°23'21"W 225.04 feet; thence N83°19'26"W 351.98 feet; thence N84°26'20"W 151.99 feet; thence N84°16'34"W 264.91 feet to the railroad right-of-way; thence N6°03'13"E along said railroad 766.62 feet to the south line of the Payson West Meadows Annexation; thence along said annexation line the following five (5) courses: S89°22'46"E 1575.66 feet; thence S0°00'16"E 20.57 feet; thence S88°55'10"E 4.43 feet; thence S14°24'02"E 969.40 feet; thence N88°22'56"E 87.37 feet; thence S0°18'20"E 356.70 feet; thence S0°29'48"E 421.64 feet; thence S70°04'47"W 422.26 feet; thence S67°45'20"W 504.89 feet to the point of beginning.

Inspection and Copy of Petition
The complete annexation petition is available for inspection and copying at the City Recorder’s Office, 439 W Utah Avenue, Payson, Utah, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, excluding holidays.

City May Grant Petition and Annex Property Unless Protest Filed
The Payson City Council may grant the petition and annex the above-described property unless a written protest to the annexation petition is filed with the Utah County Boundary Commission, and a copy of the protest is delivered to the Payson City Recorder no later than Thursday, November 11, 2021, which is 30 days after the Payson City Council’s receipt of the Notice of Certification.

Where Protests May Be Filed
Protests shall be filed with the Utah County Boundary Commission, ATTN: Kris Poulson, Chair, 100 E Center St. #1100, Provo, UT 84606 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. A copy of the protest must also be delivered to the Payson City Recorder’s Office, 439 W Utah Avenue, Payson, Utah, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, except holidays.

Who May File Protests
A protest to the annexation petition may be filed by the legislative body or governing board of an affected entity, or “an owner of rural real property” according to UCA 10-2-407.

BEGINNING, October 13, 2021

UPDATED Letter from Mayor Wright Regarding Drought Conditions & Pressurized Irrigation

Linked is an updated letter from Mayor Wright regarding the drought conditions in the State of Utah and the City of Payson.   As well as the 2021 Water Management Plan. 

Updated Letter from Mayor Wright 

2021 Water Management Plan


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.

Letter from Mayor Wright regarding truth in taxation

July 29, 2021


Dear residents of Payson,

As Mayor of our great community and on behalf of the city council, I wanted to reach out and provide some explanation of our Truth in Taxation Hearing scheduled for  August 4, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

Payson City has held Truth in Taxation hearings for the last five years with the exception of last year due to COVID-19. For many years, Payson City has held the certified tax rate steady. This creates a small incremental increase in taxes, but precludes much higher increases in the future.

Whenever we hold a tax hearing, we are required to notify Utah County of the maximum percentage the city would be willing to increase the city property tax. This allows the County to print proposed tax notices.  The City Council is not obligated to raise taxes to the full percentage noticed.  In fact, the city has generally not raised taxes to the full percentage noticed.

This year, the notification deadline was before a scheduled city council work session. The 20% cap was noticed to allow room to hire additional engineering and planning help for the growth that is occurring and open up a discussion with the Council.

At the city council work session on July 7, 2021, the Council expressed their desire not to raise the city property tax by the proposed 20% and asked staff to utilize reserve funds to pay for the additional engineering and planning help. The Council's desire was to hold the certified tax rate at the same level as it was last year, to keep in step with prior years practice.

In the certified tax calculation, generally the certified tax rate declines each year, so Cities are not  able to reap the full benefits of growth in the community, even though growth means more expenses to the city.  This year is no exception, the calculated certified tax rate was a reduction from the previous year.

If the Council holds the tax rate steady (.001193) the tax increase would be approximately 5.8% over the computed certified tax rate.  For a $302,000 home, the increase in taxes over the certified tax rate  would be approximately $10.80 per year.

We always welcome your input at the City Council meeting, but wanted you to be aware that the city more than likely will hold the city's certified tax rate the same as last  year.

Mayor Bill Wright

Payson City


Payson City Planning Commission Meeting - October 27, 2021

Notice is hereby given that the Payson City Planning Commission will hold their regularly scheduled meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27, 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: Planning Commission Meeting Oct 27, 2021
Time: Oct 27, 2021 06:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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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 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