Minimum drinking age is 21.
Minimum age for buying tobacco products is 21.
Curfew for people 11 or under is 10:00 P.M.
Curfew for people 12 and 13 is 10:30 P.M.
Curfew for people 14 through 17 is 11:00 P.M. View Nighttime Curfew Ordinance
All information on this site must be approved by the Township Manager.
Bristol Township has declared a Snow Emergency for 9PM 2-16-24 and will expire on 6PM 2-17-24. All vehicles, boats, trailers, etc. must be moved off all township streets and onto your property to allow the road crew and emergency services access down all streets. Click here to read the full Snow Emergency.
Bristol Township Administration Closed - Monday, February 19th in observance of Presidents Day. This is not a holiday for Waste Management; therefore no impacts to refuse/recycling service.
Randall Avenue Bridge
Updates can be found on our Community Notices Page. http://www.bristoltownship.org/Community.cfm
The Township’s Contract is expiring this year. With the increase of pricing seen in those municipalities that contract for refuse, recycling, yard waste and bulk collection, a strategic bid proposal was prepared and sent to six haulers. Three haulers submitted bids. With trying to receive the best price for our residents the potential change for bulk collection, containers for Township use and collection at our 33 parks was crafted. These are the highest priced items that could be modified to seek monetary relief. We were fortunate and had two bids very competitive.
The lowest bid received removed collection at our parks from the hauler, which will now be completed by Public Works and the change to once-a-month bulk collection, with the requirement to call in and schedule your pickup. With the expiring contract, the hauler is running trucks on every street to see if there is bulk to collect. There may have been times only a few bulk items are out per section, but the residents are paying as if every resident is placing bulk out weekly.
We understand change is frustrating. The bid package presented all the alternatives to find the most economical and responsible cost for collection and disposal. The Township will have two Clean Up Days (one in the spring and one in the fall) where household items can be disposed of. The calendar provided by Waste Management shows the new bulk collection schedule.
Click here to view the bid tabulation showing the costs of all the alternatives structured to be able to award a contract with the least impact on our residents. Click here for the full bid specifications.
Click here to view the calendar sent out by Waste Management showing the new bulk collection criteria, as well as the dates for Christmas Tree pickups in January and Township sponsored Clean Up Days.
The 2024 Budget was approved at the December 21st Township Council meeting. No tax increase once again this year. No user fees will be increased for 2024. This includes the streetlight, refuse and sewer rates (for the Croydon Wastewater Treatment Plan Service Area). The 2024 Budget presentation may be viewed by clicking here. The 2024 Budget may be viewed by clicking here.
Comprehensive Park Parks Recreation Open Space Greenways and Trails Plan
The final Plan was presented at the November 9th Council meeting. To review the presentation of the final plan click here. To review the plan click here.
Croydon Sewer Billing
The Township has changed our financial and utility software. Your account numbers have changed so please make note of this on your bills. Click here for attached flyer for instructions of online bill payments as well as telephone option payments. The new link for Sewer Municipal Online Payments Portal is:https://www.municipalonlinepayments.com/bristoltownshippa
2024 Township Meeting Schedule
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Bristol Township Council, Bucks County Pennsylvania that the Council Meetings for 2024 will be held on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM and the first Thursday of each month, as needed. The Bristol Township Planning Commission meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM, as needed. The January meeting will be held on January 9, 2024 and the November meeting will be held on November 12, 2024 . The Bristol Township Environmental Advisory Committee meetings will be held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00PM, as needed. Zoning Hearing Board meetings will be held on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 PM, as needed. The Civil Service Commission meetings will be held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 4:00PM, as needed. All meetings will be held at the Municipal Building, 2501 Bath Road, Bristol, PA 19007 (unless virtually meetings are required). Members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate. Any meeting changes will be publicly advertised.
FEMA National Flood Insurance Maps
FEMA Reclassified Properties in Several Large Areas of Bristol Township for Flood Insurance in 2016. The new maps – also known as digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) –reflect current flood risks. These new maps are available at the Bristol Township Administration Building for Bristol Township. There are several locations to review flood maps.
Bucks County Floodplain Viewer - https://www.arcgis.com/. Type in your address in the search box on the upper left, and click Floodplains (FEMA) on the layer list on the right.
Click here for a pdf view of the floodplain in Bristol Township.
Updated Video Tours of Bristol Township
Thank you President Bowen and CGI Communications. Please click here to view the current video tours.
Bristol Township Fire Operational Analysis
In 2019 Bristol Township engaged the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) to assess the Fire & EMS Services in the Township. The report is an analysis of operations, organizational management, equipment and facilities of the five Bristol Township Volunteer Fire Companies and an overview of the two EMS Rescue Squads. Click here to view the Study.
General Billing Payments
We are pleased to offer online general billing payments now! You may click here to be redirected to the portal for online general billing payments. Or you can save the webpage https://bristoltownship.govtportal.com/. There is 3% convenience fee for all credit card payments.
All broadcasted Township Meetings (Council, Planning Commission and Zoning Hearing Board) will now occur! Click here for the link.
Spotted Lanternfly Information
Click here for information on Spottern Lanternflies.
No fireworks displays are permitted within 150 feet of an occupied structure. No fireworks displays are permitted on public and/or private property without a township permit. No fireworks displays are permitted on any properties owned by Bristol Township or Bristol Township School District. Anyone violating these restrictions will face maximum fines up to $1,000.00 plus court costs for the following summary offenses: Bristol Township Ordinance - DISORDERLY PRACTICES Bristol Township Ordinance - LITTERING International Fire Code - EXPLOSIVES AND FIREWORKS
2501 Bath Road | Bristol, PA 19007 | BUCKS COUNTY | Phone: 215-785-0500