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.


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!


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COVID-19 Message from Mayor & Council

March 30, 2020


Thank you so much for your cooperation with National, State and City directives regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19.) pandemic.

As the Mayor & City Council, we are in contact with each other and discuss various options to keep our citizens safe.

Since our letter dated March 16, 2020, the Governor of the State of Utah submitted “Utah Leads Together” on March 24, 2020. This is Utah’s plan for the health and economic recovery of the State. We are currently in the “Urgent” phase of the plan. Most recently on March 27, 2020 the Governor issued a Directive to the State of Utah that is in effect until April 13, 2020. Please visit our website at paysonutah.org for a complete copy of the Plan & Directive. Here are some of the directives from the Governor:

All Individuals:
     • Stay at home as much as possible.
     • Work from home whenever possible.
     • Engage in appropriate social distancing by not attending any gathering of any number of people, except for members of the same household or residence.
     • Limit interaction with High-risk individuals (those over 60 or with serious medical conditions.
     • Do not arrange or participate in in-person playdates or similar activities
     • Do not allow children on public playgrounds (our city playgrounds are closed).
     • Limit travel to essential travel. (Please visit website for a list of essential travel).
Recreational & Outdoor Activities and Parks:
     • Remain at least six feet apart from individuals from other households.
     • Do not congregate at trailheads, parks, or other outdoor spaces.
     • Do not engage in close-contact or team sports.
     • Do not go to or engage in activities at a state park located outside the county in which you reside.

The governor reiterated that Utah is open for business. Payson City will remain open for business with recommended controls and guidelines for social distancing. To that end,

Payson City has implemented the following to mitigate the community spread of COVID-19.

     • Public Parks are open by following social distancing guidelines. However, all pubic playground equipment & public restrooms are closed until further notice.
     • Payson has closed the Senior Center, including all programing, with the exception of Meals on Wheels delivery.
     • The library will be closed until further notice. We are working on allowing digital resources and/or possible drive up services. Fines will be suspended until further notice.
     • Recreation programs will be suspended until further notice.
     • Customer Service counters are closed to the public. Please use our online payment options or the drive-up window north of the city center on Utah Avenue.
     • Employees will be screened by EMT personnel on a daily basis as they report to work.
     • Public Safety personnel are exempt from the Directive and will continue to serve with the following precautions:
       o First responders are taking additional precaution when practical, including addressing issues via phone call.
       o Fire Stations. All training and gatherings have been suspended. There will be no ride along or public tours.
     • The golf course will remain open however, social distancing will be observed at all times. EDITED 4/4/2020 Pickle Ball, basketball and Skateboard Parks are closed at this time. 
     • Development Services will conduct virtual meetings with developers and limit personal contact.
     • All non-essential meetings will be postponed.
     • City Council & Planning Commission Meetings will continue as scheduled but will be conducted electronically.
     • Payson Justice Court will remain open as directed by the Utah Supreme Court using the social distancing guidelines.

The following are best practices to keep ourselves safe. Please practice calm concern for not only ourselves but also your neighbors and our community.

Please continue to watch for further information.


Mayor Bill Wright
Payson City

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COVID-19 Payson City Is Open For Business

March 24, 2020


With ongoing concern with the spread of COVID-19, Payson City is still open for business.  However, we are limiting personal contact with the public.  Click on the links below for contact information:

Utilities-Administrative Services

Public Works-Development Services

Justice Court


Virtual Planning Commission Meeting April 8, 2020

Notice is hereby given that the Payson City Planning Commission will hold their regularly scheduled planning commission meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, virtually through a link with Zoom Video Communications and will be available through the Zoom app, through a web browser or by calling in to the number below.  Participants/citizens will only be able to attend virtually.  The city offices will be closed.

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Meeting ID: 533 708 458

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DO NOT flush these down the toilet.

If you must use these in place of toilet paper do not flush them, they will cause a clog and possibly a sewage back up.

Nebo School District

Click here for the Nebo School District's web page. They will be posting updates regarding the COVID-19 virus and the School District's plans for preparations for the virus.

Park Closures

Do to continued concern over the spread of Coronavirus, Payson City is closing its pickle ball, basketball and skateboard parks.  Thank you for your cooperation.


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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!
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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.

Sign up now

Payson to Host Tour of Utah

Stage 3 presented by Monster Hydro takes place with the start/finish in Payson on Wednesday, Aug. 5 and imposing Mount Nebo, the highest mountain in the Wasatch Range, as a backdrop.

For More information visit https://go.aws/3a9Pakl



Notice is hereby given that on March 11, 2020, Jeff & Terrie Zeeman filed a petition proposing the annexation of 14.87 acres located at approximately 12113 S HWY 198 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 Notice of the Certification on March 26, 2020.

Description of the Property to be Annexed
The area proposed for annexation is located at approximately 12113 S HWY 198 and is more particularly described as follows:

Beginning at a point on the Existing City Boundary Line, which point lies North 89º34'59" East 871.99 feet along the Section Line and South 466.21 feet from the Northwest Corner of Section 29, Township 9 South, Range 2 East, Salt Lake Base and Meridian; and running thence along the Existing City Boundary Line the following eight (8) courses to wit: (1) North 89º15'00" East 360.70 feet, (2) South 12º21'00" West 119.94 feet, (3) North 89º53'29" East 138.60 feet, (4) North 88º08'15" East 387.10 feet, (5) North 88º36'40" East 268.26 feet, (6) North 88º51'08" East 619.22 feet, (7) North 2º56'23" East 0.73 feet, (8) North 88º48'53" East 28.70 feet; thence South 324.58 feet; thence South 89º00'00" West 561.25 feet; thence South 0º39'53" East 10.81 feet; thence South 88º34'40" West 215.17 feet; thence North 1º14'21" West 1.73 feet; thence South 88º40'26" West 529.72 feet; thence South 0º24'16" East 0.70 feet; thence South 89º09'57" West 98.11 feet; thence South 89º12'15" West 477.86 feet; thence North 13º15'00" East 340.55 feet; thence South 89º47'10" West 2.44 feet; thence North 14º05'07" East 121.35 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 14.87 acres.

Inspection and Copy of Petition
The complete annexation petition is available by contacting the Payson City Recorder at 801-465-5205.

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 Saturday, April 25, 2020, which is 30 days after the Payson City Council’s receipt of the certification.

Where Protests May Be Filed
Protests shall be filed with the Utah County Boundary Commission, ATTN: Gary Radcliff, Chair, at 2855 South Street, 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 at 439 W Utah Avenue, Payson, Utah, during the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, except on holidays. Please use the drop box on the north side of the Payson City Center, 439 W Utah Avenue, Payson, Utah.

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


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Statement by the Payson City Mayor & Council

We are saddened by the senseless attack on a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in our community. We are grateful that the missionary and his companion were not seriously harmed. We condemn violence of any kind, especially violence based upon race, religion, gender, etc. The actions of the perpetrators are not tolerated in Payson City. We know Payson residents to be kind and friendly people. The actions of a few do not represent us as a city. We are grateful for the excellent work of law enforcement and fully support their efforts to bring all the responsible individuals to justice.

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2020 Census

The 2020 Census is coming, so do not miss out on reporting so that the information for the Census is accurate.  Please go to the following link to register.




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Annual Spring Cleanup


Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt

The rules for this Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt are simple:
🐰Keep a safe distance from the Easter Bunny’s eggs by ensuring that everyone stays inside their vehicle at ALL times.

🐰Take photos and share your adventure with us by using the hashtags #PaysonEasterEggHunt and #SaveTheEasterBunny

🐰We know that this Easter Egg Hunt may take a little while and get your appetites going so we DO encourage you to support our local restaurants by picking up a meal to-go during your travels to fuel your hungry explorers!

🐰TAG a neighbor or friend to encourage them to help the Easter Bunny find his eggs, too!

TO ENTER TO WIN: Snap a photo of every egg you find and submit the photos via this form. NO PAPER NECESSARY! ( A Google account will be required to complete the form and win a prize).

Driver Alert

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-Construction

S.R. 198 Pre-Construction

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PARC Grant Applications

Payson City is now accepting PARC Grant applications.

The purpose of the Parks, Arts, Recreation & Culture (PARC) program is to support recreational facilities and cultural organizations that enrich the overall quality of life for residents throughout Payson City. The PARC Program is committed to enhancing city recreational and cultural facilities and providing fair and equitable access to PARC funding through competitive grant opportunities. Grant funds are awarded to a Qualifying Organization defined as – a cultural organization that has 501(c)(3) status and maintains a strong presence within Payson City, or a municipal cultural and/or historical council.

Applications are due electronically by Tuesday, April 14, 2020, by 5 p.m. to parccommittee@payson.org.  For grant applications and policies, please go to  www.paysonutah.org

PARC Grant Policies & Application

Road Const Cone

Intersection Closed

The intersection at Salem Canal Road and Elk Ridge Drive will be closed from March 30th through April 7th.  See the project electronic sign on the construction site for the most current updates.  




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Road Closed

UPDATE: Closures are in place for utility connections until further notice.

  • 100 S (10300 S County Coordinate) to 1500 E ( 2100 W County Coordinate) will be closed until mid May
  • 1500 E (2100 W County Coordinate) from 10300 S to SR 198 is open with work being done on the shoulder. 

Detours are in place and information will be updated as construction continues.      


Click here for map

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Road Construction

400 North Sidewalk Project from 600 West to 1100 West

  • Road will be closed to through traffic during construction hours.  After hours the road will be open to through traffic.  
  • Construction will be ongoing for approximately 3 to 4 weeks. 


Click here for map.

FY20 Tentative Budget

Payson City Council adopted a tentative budget on June 5, 2019. Please click above to review the budget. They also approved to hold a Truth in Taxation (TNT).

A Public Hearing regarding the TNT and to adopt the final budget will be held August 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the city council chambers. All are invited to attend. To view the TNT notice click here.


Flood Insurance Information ans Flood Safety Awareness Week

Below is a link to flood insurance information in the event you are concerned about your property being flooded due to the fires of 2018.  This would be people who live along the Dry Creek or Peteetneet Creek Channels and their homes could be flooded.


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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 2020 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.

Payson City Hours of Operation

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

After Hours Emergencies:




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.

After Hours Emergency Service

For Power, Water, Sewer, Parks, Streets, Storm Drain
Call 801-465-5270
After hours Emergency Service  

Please Do Not Contact Us Through the Comments If There Is An Emergency, Please Call The Number Above

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