Richfield City

Answers to common questions can be found below.  Click on the question to find the answer.

How Do I ? Leisure Services

Cove View Golf Course

1. Can we reserve a tee time? 

Yes. Call the golf course at 896-9987 for tee times. 

 

2. Are you open every day? 

We are open every day (weather permitting), and are only closed due to special events. 

 

3. Do you have any tournaments today? 

See tournament schedules here

Parks and Recreation

1. What are the Parks and Recreation office hours? 

The office is opened from 8 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday. 

The office is located at 75 East Center, in the basement. 

 

2. What events are sponsored by the Recreation Department? 

Richfield Parks and Recreation Department has leagues, classes, events and races scheduled throughout the year. There are youth and adult leagues available in softball, basketball, flag football, and volleyball. There is also a youth soccer league and other activities available. 

For a complete listing of our programs, click here to view the activity guide.

 

3. How do I reserve a park and how much is it? 

All of the parks in Richfield City are open to everyone during daylight hours. You can reserve a pavilion through the Parks and Recreation Department by calling (435) 896-5546, or coming in to the office at 75 East Center Street. The fee is $25 per time block. Time blocks are 7 am – 11:30 am; 12 noon – 3:30 pm; and 5 pm – 9:30 pm. The fee can be paid with cash, check, visa or mastercard. If you have any questions, contact the Parks and Recreation office. A reservation form is available online. 

City Park – 300 North Main; Lions Park – 600 West 400 North; 

Rotary Park – 800 South 100 West; Centennial Park – 1000 Centennial Park Drive 

 

Swimming Pool

1. Where is the pool located and what are the hours? 

Richfield City Pool is located at 600 West 500 North. Hours are adjusted frequently, so please contact the pool for current hours, fees, and information on passes. The phone number is (435) 896-8572. 

For a complete listing of swimming pool programs and information, click here to view the activity guide

 

How Do I ? Public Works

1. What operations belong to the Public Works Department?

Public Works Department encompasses the Streets, Water, Wastewater, and Airport Departments. 

2. Where should I place my garbage can on my pick-up day?

Please place your can on the asphalt away from the gutter. 

3. What do I need to do to perform excavation in my roadway?

In order to perform excavation in the City street right of way (sidewalk, curb and gutter, or street) you will need to obtain an encroachment permit either here on our website or from the Richfield City Office at 75 East Center. 

4. Whom do I call if a street light is out?

Call (435) 896-6439 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and your concerns will be forwarded to the appropriate person(s). Please provide the approximate address of the pole, side of street, and problem with the streetlight in your message. 

5. How do I have a pothole in my street repaired?

Call Richfield City Office at (435) 896-6439 to submit a work order to have the pothole repaired. 

6. How do I request that a grate on my street be cleaned?

Call Richfield City Office at (435) 896-6439 to submit a work order. 

7. Whom do I call if my sewer is plugged?

A plugged line could be in the house or in the City’s main. In order to determine where the plug is, call a local plumber. If it is an emergency situation, you can call Richfield City’s emergency number at (435) 979-7258. 

8. How do I report a water leak in the street?

You can call Richfield City at (435)896-6439 and notify us of the leak location. If this is an after- hours emergency, please call (435) 979-7258. 

You can also submit a online ticket here

9. What are the proper watering hours?

For water conservation purposes, it is recommended that you do your outside watering between 6:00 pm and 8:00 am. 

10. Whom do I call to have my water turned off or on?

Call the Richfield City Office at (435) 896-6439 for these types of services. 

 

How Do I ? Building and Zoning

1. Where can I get a Building Permit Application?

Access the application form here or pick one up in the Building and Zoning Department at the City Offices located at 75 East Center. 

2. When is a Building Permit Required?

A Building permit is generally needed if any structural, electrical, plumbing or mechanical changes or additions will be made. Access the application form here or pick one up in the Building and Zoning Department at the City Office located at 75 East Center. 

3. Is a Building Permit required to remodel my house?

Yes. If it affects structural, electrical, plumbing or mechanical elements. Repairs or replacement of existing elements are generally exempt from needing a permit. Re-finishing such as dry wall, floor coverings and paint do not need a permit. 

4. Who do I call to schedule an inspection or obtain a permit?

Call (435)-896-6439 and ask for the building inspector, Gaylen Matheson. 

5. Do I have to have a Building Permit for City inspections?

Yes. And you must provide the Building Permit Number when scheduling an inspection. 

6. Is a Permit required to finish my basement?

Yes

7. Do I need a permit for cement flat work?

As long as the flat work is not structural, a permit is not required. 

8. Do I need a Permit to construct a retaining wall?

If the retaining wall is over four (4) foot high, you will need a permit and engineered plans. 

9. Do I need a Permit for an accessory building? (sheds, barns, detached garages)

As long as the structure is less than 120 square feet and has no electric or plumbing features, a permit is not required. Any size building with electrical or plumbing features requires a Permit and inspections. Verify the setbacks with the Building & Zoning Department. Call 435-896-6439. Access the application form online or pick one up in the Building and Zoning Department at the City Office at 75 East Center. 

10. Do I need a Permit to install a fence?

A permit is required to install a fence.  Building a fence requires consultation with our Building and Zoning Dept.  You will need to check with the Building and Zoning Department to verify the setback and location requirements.  Access the application form online or pick one up in the Building and Zoning Department at the City Office at 75 East Center.

11. What are the setbacks for a fence?

Front: 1’ off sidewalk and no more than 36” high. Side and rear: along property lines and a maximum of 6’ high. 

12. Is a Bond required at the time of a Building Permit?

No

 

How Do I ? Fire Department

1. Can we tour the fire station?

Yes, by appointment. Please arrange tours a minimum of 7 days in advance. Call the Fire Department Public Relations Officer, Brion Terry, at (435) 201-9722 to arrange your tour. 

2. Can I burn my weeds/brush?

Richfield City uses the State of Utah open burning rules. Section 2.4.4 E of the rule allows open burning of vegetation that is incident to yard clean-up activities located outside of Salt Lake, Davis, Weber and Utah Counties, provided that the burning occurs during the periods March 30 – May 30 and September 15 – October 30. Other times during the year, BURNING IS PROHIBITED. You would be well advised to call dispatch at (435) 896-6471 before you burn and inform them of what you are doing. This would allow for faster response should you lose control. Good judgment should be used when burning weeds nears wood fences and structures. 

3. Can I have a cooking Fire?

 

  • Your fire must be a very small fire designed for cooking of food. It is considered a recreational fire. It should be in a pit, barrel, or fire container, and confined to an area no larger than 30 inches in diameter and less than 300 square inches, with flame lengths no higher than 3 feet during the ignition phase and thereafter kept as a small smoldering fire. In the surrounding area, a minimum of 2 feet in all directions shall be free of combustible materials. 
  • The fire must be attended until completely extinguished. 
  • If the fire becomes a nuisance to your neighbors, you may be asked to extinguish the fire. 
  • If the fire results in an out-of-control-fire, the responsible party shall be charged for the suppression costs. 
  • The fire department therefore would recommend that all recreational cooking be done over a gas fired appliance to limit the possibility of a fire becoming a nuisance to your neighbors. 
 

The Following is Emergency Information

The Following is Emergency Information

If you are having a life threatening emergency dial 911.  Please click below to find helpful information in case of a emergency.

 

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"CODE RED" Emergency Notification

"CODE RED" Emergency Notification

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Richfield City along with Sevier County has contracted with Emergency Communications Network, Inc., of Ormond Beach, Florida, for its "CodeRED" high-speed telephone emergency notification services. The CodeRED system gives city officials the ability to deliver pre-recorded emergency telephone notification/information messages to targeted areas or the entire city at a rate of up to 60,000 calls per hour.

 

This system is only as good as the telephone database supporting them. "If your phone number is not in the database, you will not be called". The CodeRED system not only offers faster calling rates and improved message delivery, it gives individuals and businesses the ability to add their own phone numbers directly to the system's telephone database. This is an extremely important feature.

 

To ensure no one is omitted all individuals and businesses to log onto the Richfield City’s website, WWW.RICHFIELDCITY.COM, and follow the link to the "CodeRED Residential and Business Data Collection" page. Those without Internet access may call the city offices at (435-896-6439), Monday through Friday, (8AM-5PM) to give their information over the phone. Required information includes first and last name, street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code, and primary phone number, additional phone numbers (optional).

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Be Ready Utah - Emergency Preparedness

Be Ready Utah - Emergency Preparedness

Information on how to prepare for a emergency.  Be Ready Utah

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How do I report a water leak in the street?

How do I report a water leak in the street?

You can call Richfield City at (435)896-6439 and notify us of the leak location. If this is an after- hours emergency, please call (435) 979-7258. 

You can also submit a online ticket here

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Whom do I call if my sewer is plugged?

Whom do I call if my sewer is plugged?

A plugged line could be in the house or in the City’s main. In order to determine where the plug is, call a local plumber. If it is an emergency situation, you can call Richfield City’s emergency number at (435) 979-7258. 

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Rocky Mountain Power Emergency

Rocky Mountain Power Emergency

If you see a power line on the ground, stay away and call Rocky Mountain Power at 1-877-508-5088 or dial 911.

You can visit us at www.rockymountainpower.net

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Questar Gas Emergency

Questar Gas Emergency

To report a gas leak or other emergency call 1-800-767-1689 or dial 911

To visit us on the web go to www.questargas.com

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Please find Richfield City’s 2017 Water Quality Report for your review.  

 A copy of this report will also be enclosed in your March 2018 water bill.  As shown in the report, Richfield City meets or exceeds all Federal EPA standards with regards to water quality.  You can download a copy of the Water Report Here

Richfield City has passed the 2017 2018 Budget

Richfield City Council has approved the 2017 - 2018 Budget.  You can download a copy of the Budget here

Richfield City has available the Fiscal Year end information

Richfield City Fiscal Year end financial statements are now available.  You can download a copy of the Financial Statement here

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A Richfield Welcome

Hello from Richfield's Mayor!

Welcome to Richfield City's webpage! During your visit to our website, we invite you to get to know much more about Richfield City and the surrounding area. Make sure and visit the links provided. They will give you an even better chance to learn about Southcentral Utah and the many wonderful things there are to do, and the awesome and breathtaking places there are to visit. The residents of Richfield are our strong point. You will find that they are some of the most friendly and happy people in the world. They make Richfield a great place to live, as well as visit. If you can't tell by now, I'm very proud of our City. So again, enjoy your electronic visit. If there is anything I can do to help you become more familiar with Richfield, please e-mail me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mayors Corner

  • Mayor's Corner 01/17/2019

    Dear Friends: We’re always looking for new businesses here in the city.  There would be no better news than to have a company looking at our valley favorably when considering starting or expanding a business.  We need to have different sites available for different needs, and we do. As many of you know, we have a business park south of town.  It’s on the East side of Highway 118, near the Sevier County Maintenance Yard.  The park contains 70-plus acres of land, with all the utilities installed and...

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  • Mayor's Corner 01/10/2019

    Dear Friends: You may not know (or even care), but I’ve served on the Utah State Board of Juvenile Justice Services (JJS) for the past three years.  During that time, I’ve formed opinions based on the dozen or so seminars and some thirty-plus meetings with the top professionals in our state in that field.  These professionals lead JJS and make decisions about programs and strategies that affect our youth in schools, courts, and our Shelter Receiving Center in Richfield. Adolescence is remembered more...

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  • Mayor's Corner 01/03/2019

    Dear Friends I’m asked regularly if it’s hard to come up with thoughts for an article each week. Thoughts race through my head like a whirlwind. The difficult part is organizing them so that they make sense! I received a “new to me” old book of poetry for Christmas. I already read hours of Kipling, Henley, Frost, Whitman, Burns, Cummings, Yeats, Dickenson and others. I’m tempted to quote the well-expressed thoughts of these pros, but I’ll resist. I can easily reflect on the year just passed or...

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  • Mayor's Corner 12/27/2018

    Dear Friends: By now most of the plastic toys your children and grandchildren received for Christmas are broken and beyond repair.  The new clothing we received did not make us look any thinner. Do you ever talk to your clothing?  She Who Shall Not Be Named has caught me talking to nearly all my clothing, and I wasn’t being very nice!  Everything used to glide on and I could jump in and out of things in a second.  Now, clothing is made to trip me up.  Stockings must be put on while seated (and...

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  • Mayor's Corner 12/20/2018

    Dear Friends If I talk any more about Christmases past, it will seem that I’m living in the past, and that’s definitely not the case.  To prove to you my forward-thinking nature, I’ve already resolved to eat less in the New Year and shrink. The intended result is that I won’t need to hold my breath when I tie my shoelaces! Over the past few weeks, our City has been blessed with a wonderful Messiah performance, Christmas Tree Lane, great concerts, dozens of basketball games and other events and...

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  • Mayor's Corner 12/13/2018

    Dear Friends: Last weekend I was reflecting on what the Christmas season might have been like for some of my progenitors.  John Williamson Coons was my father’s grandfather.  He was born on December 7, 1853 in Bethlehem, Iowa.  His father, Lebbeus Thaddeus Coons is buried in our Pioneer Cemetery west of Richfield High School. John was the Sevier County Sheriff from 1889 to 1901.  His wife, Eliza Ann Ogilvie, was the daughter of George and Eliza Ann Ogilvie who were among the first settlers in...

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  • Mayor's Corner 12/06/2018

    Dear Friends: As I was driving on Thanksgiving weekend, I happened to look up and see that we had a beautiful, full moon. As we traveled along (at the posted speed limit), I noticed that the moon seemed to be moving with us. It appeared to keep pace with us! As a young boy this perception fascinated me so much that I even stopped teasing my sisters and watched and wondered. As we mature and understand distance and perspective, we lose the wonder of certain things. If we’re not careful we can...

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  • Mayor's Corner 11/29/2018

    Dear Friends: Mark your calendar.  Scribble on the back of an envelope.  Tie a string around your finger.   Whatever you do, please don’t miss next week’s great holiday events. Monday evening, December 3rd, at 7 p.m., the annual Snow College Christmas Concert will be presented at the Sevier Valley Center.  Tickets are only $10 each, or a family pack of 4 for $30, and you can get them at svc.snow.edu or at the door.  I promise you won’t be disappointed.  Snow College has a four-year music degree...

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  • Mayor's Corner 11/21/2018

    Dear Friends: The “fast forward” button on the remote control is not a popular item in our home. My better half has never been a big TV sports fan, but if she can sew, knit, crochet or write in her journal while I’m calling the game along with the announcers, she’ll put up with it. When I record games, my DVR allows me to skip the latest batch of ads from personal injury lawyers and fad diets.  So I fast-forward and, on occasion, accidentally (or not) skip a whole quarter of a game. This causes...

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  • Mayor's Corner 10/25/2018

    Dear Friends: In this life, there are very few things that I know for certain. One of these certainties is that we enjoy the freedoms that we have because others have been willing to stand up for it, here and abroad. We had an opportunity to thank a group of local heroes last weekend. More than two dozen of our friends and neighbors who served our country in Viet Nam participated in the Utah Honor Flight visit to Washington, D.C. As they returned on Saturday evening, community members turned...

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Richfield City Corp

75 East Center

435.896.6439