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 Bristol Township At A Glance

Unit of Local Government is a First Class Township

Council President - Craig Bowen
Council Vice-President - Cynthia Murphy
Councilman - Patrick Antonello

Councilman-Raymond Blalock
Councilman - Joe Glasson
Councilwoman - Marcia Dunlap

Councilwoman-Maryann Wagner
 Township Manager - Ms. Randee Elton

Local Government Contact Page

The population is 55,421 (2010 Census Data)
The size is about 17 square miles
Population density is 3211 persons per square mile
The schools are in the Bristol Township School District

Part of the 1st Congressional District - Brian Fitzpatrick
Part of the 141st Legislative District - Tina Davis
Part of the 6th Senate District - Robert M. Tomlinson
U.S. Senators - Patrick J. ToomeyRobert P. Casey, Jr.
Governor - Tom Wolf

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



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Closed Monday, January 17, 2022

Bristol Township Administration will be closed on Monday, January 17, 2022 in observance for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Croydon Acres - Sanitary Sewer Work

Last year, even before the July 12th impactful 10" of rain in just three hour 100-year storm portion of Bristol Township received or Hurricane Ida, the Township had been working with this Company, Mr. Rehab, to televise, clean and slip line, as necessary, the sanitary sewer collection system that services the Croydon Wastewater Treatment Plant. This is a muti-year project. Mr. Rehab is currently working in the Croydon Acres Section and had recently left notices for residents advising work will begin on Monday, January 10th. Some have been skeptical and have called. I am letting everyone know this is legitimate, this is a reputable company hired by the Township. Any further questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to the Township Manager or Mr. Rehab's staff as indicated in his letter.

Beginning January 4, 2022, Bristol Township will no longer require any inspections or certifications for residential resales. A Residential Change of Occupancy Permit will be required, so that we can update our database and make sure all existing permits have been closed out prior to sale of home.  All certifications including chimney, heater and electrical are no longer necessary, nor is a resale use and occupancy permit. The sewer lateral inspection is still required for all resales in the Croydon Wastewater Treatment Plant Service Area. The Residential Resale Change of Occupancy Permit Application can be downloaded by clicking here. Any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to li@bristoltownship.org or 215-785-0500. We hope you find this to be of assistance when selling your home and welcoming when moving into Bristol Township!
Township Council Passed the 2022 Budget with No Tax Increase

The 2022 Budget was passed by Township Council at their December 16th meeting. The budget is once again balanced across all funds and does not propose any increase in real estate taxes or trash or sewer user fees for 2022.  Local Municipal Taxes have not been raised  for ten (10) years. The 2022 Budget is available for review by clicking here and the Budget Presentation is available for review by clicking here.

Neighborhood Flood Assistance Program

The Redevelopment Authority of Bucks County today announced the opening of a flood relief assistance program to aid Bucks County residents affected by the severe weather and flash flooding on July 12, 2021. In attendance at the Bucks County Redevelopment Authority in Bristol Wednesday afternoon were Senator Tommy Tomlinson, Rep. Tina Davis, Rep. K.C. Tomlinson, Bristol Township Council President Craig Bowen, Bensalem Mayor Joe DiGirolamo, Bucks County Redevelopment Authority Representatives Board President Sean Schaefer and Executive Director Jeff Darwak. The Neighborhood Flood Assistance Program is funded by a $1.75 million grant secured by the lawmakers from the Department of the Community and Economic Development and will be administered by BCRDA. The program’s goal is to offer financial support to those who faced significant property loss or damage and were uninsured or underinsured. Assistance will not be given to landlords, businesses, or non-profit organizations.

The severe flash flood of July 12 most impacted the Lower Bucks County region, with 10 inches of rain falling within a short period of time, resulting in damage to homes and loss of property. Priority consideration will be given to residents of Bensalem, Bristol Borough and Bristol Township and to those who faced catastrophic damage. The maximum grant award is $5,000 and the minimum is $500. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. The program guidelines and applications are available on the Redevelopment Authority’s website at this link https://www.bcrda.com/neighborhood-flood-assistance-program-guidelines/.  Paper applications will be provided as necessary. The program is open to homeowners or tenants whose primary residence is located in Bucks County and was damaged by the flooding event of July 12, 2021. Applicants will need to provide proof of property damage and costs incurred not covered by insurance or other assistance programs. Specific information is available on the Redevelopment Authority’s website.

Hurrican Ida Storm: September 1, 2021

FEMA residential inspectors have begun working in the Southeast portion of PA today. We currently do not have a timeline or what counties they are currently working in. As residents register with FEMA, a FEMA contracted inspector will contact them to set up an inspection of their residence. They will be carrying FEMA or a FEMA contractor badgprobably aren’t a FEMA inspector.  Click here to view how to register your disaster assistance with FEMA for the September 1, 2021 storm.

$1,000 Flood Disaster Assistance for Bucks County Homeowners

The Bucks County Association of Realtors® was awarded a grant of $200,000 from the National Association of Realtors® Relief Foundation.  This money will help homeowners and temporary renters begin the recovery process with one month of mortgage payment or temporary rental, up to $1,000 per household. Click here to read the full press release.

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.
FEMA Floodplain Map - https://www.fema.gov/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.

Contact Emails/Phone Numbers

Non-Emergency Police Department: 215-785-4040

Sewer Emergency (Croydon Waste Water Treatment Plant): 267-850-9883

Public Works Department - Lisa Strong: 267-812-2922 or lstrong@bristoltownship.org

Code Enforcement/Property Maintenance (Building and Planning Department): 215-785-3680

Refuse/Recycling - Joan Lamina: 267-812-2950 or jlamina@bristoltownship.org

Community Development (CDBG) - Van Strother: 267-812-3102 or vstrother@bristoltownship.org

Manager's Office: 267-812-2888 or manager@bristoltownship.org

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.

Online Sewer and General Billing Payments

We are pleased to offer online sewer billing and general billing payments now! You may click here to be redirected to the portal for online sewer and general billing payments.  Or you can save the webpage https://bristoltownship.govtportal.com/. There is 3% convenience fee for all credit card payments.

Live Streaming

All broadcasted Township Meetings (Council, Planning Commission and Zoning Hearing Board) will now occur! Click here for the link.

Township Electronics Recycling Drop Off Site is SUPSENDED AT THIS TIME DUE TO COVID-19.  Please click here to view a flyer for Vintage Tech, another Drop Location at this time.  Thank You.

Spottern Lanternfly Information

Click here for information on Spottern Lanternflies.

Fireworks Laws

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


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