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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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2023 Proposed Budget

The 2023 Preliminary Budget was presented to Township Council at their meeting last night. No tax increases are being proposed once again this year. Some user fees are being recommended for slight increases by 10%. These include the Streetlight Assessment, which for a residential homeowner will increase $2.75 annually from $27.50 to $30.25. The Refuse Fee at this time is still to be determined how much of an increase will occur. Currently the proposed budget increase is $23.00 increasing the rate from $317 to $340. The five year contract ends in 2023. We have been gathering data from surrounding municipalities who have recently entered new contracts and the amounts have double, which have caused the annual fees to double. Administration is still reviewing data to make the best recommendation to Council for the residents. Those that live and send their sanitary sewer to the Croydon Wastewater Treatment Plant System will see a sewer rate increase by 10% as well. This will be an increase of $10.94 per quarter from $100.94 to $111.03. All of this information can be view on the slides presented at the November 10th Council Meeting by clicking here. The full 2023 Proposed Budget may be viewed by clicking here.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Bristol Township Council, Bucks County, Pennsylvania that the Council Meeting for the month of November regularly scheduled for Thursday, November 17, 2022 has been changed and will be held Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 7:00 P.M.  The meeting will be held at the Municipal Building, 2501 Bath Road, Bristol PA 19007. The meeting is open to the public and residents are encouraged to participate.

Bristol ECG - River Road Trail

Bristol Township is working with regional partners to improve pedestrian safety, enhance community health, and connect people to nature. The first segment of the proposed River Road Trail will run from Cedar Avenue to Route 413 at the intersection with Wawa. The trail is planned for the south side of River Road and will be located within the roadway as much as possible. A study is currently underway to determine the trail layout. We are asking your assistance and want your opinion on YOUR trail. Please complete this short survey on the proposed River Road Trail: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XL23CCD


For more information, visit www.bristoltownship.org, call 215-345-8966, or email RiverRoadTrail@gmail.com. Please also stay tuned for upcoming public meetings and events to learn more about the trail and to share your comments and ideas. 


Bristol Township – with the help of the Heritage Conservancy, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, the East Coast Greenway Alliance, and consultant Michael Baker International – is working to develop a safe, family-friendly public trail for walking, biking, and rolling along River Road from Cedar Avenue to just past the Wawa near Old Route 13. Click here for a link to view the most recent presentation to Bristol Township Council at their June 16th meeting and click here for a pdf of the presentation. Additional links include:

The River Road Trail is first and foremost YOUR trail. There is an engineering and design study going on right now that will give you, your friends, and your family plenty of opportunities to help turn the trail into exactly what you’d like it to be. Stay tuned for a public survey, an opportunity to Walk the Trail Before it’s There, public meetings at local community centers, and the River Road Trail table at upcoming community events. What’s even cooler: the River Road Trail will eventually connect into the 165-mile D&L Canal Towpath Trail in Bristol Borough – which you can ride up to Easton and beyond to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre – and will be a part of the ~3,000 mile East Coast Greenway, which goes all the way from Florida to Maine! Don’t miss your chance to shape Bristol Township’s very own River Road Trail!

2022 Bucks County Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Click here to view the 2022 flyer.

Link to Bucks County Household Hazerdous Waste & Recycling webpage


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.

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.

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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