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Bristol Township Permits and Forms


The following is a list and brief explanation of the different types of permits that must be obtained from the Township in order to do particular types of work.  Click on a heading to view and download forms and applications.  All permits must be posted at the construction site in a conspicuous area.  Please complete all requested information on forms and applications and return to the Building & Planning Department Office.  Incomplete forms will delay processing.  

 

FEE SCHEDULE
• Building Permit Fee Schedule – listing of all fees charged by the Township for permits.

 

CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION
• Application for Contractors Registration – all contractors doing work in the Township must be registered.  Registrations are renewed annually (Jan. – Dec.)
• Municipal and School Income Tax Registration Form (Berkheimer form) – required by all who reside and/or work in Bristol Township.

 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT INFORMATION
• Residential Building Permit Checklist – information and forms necessary for submission of permit applications.  Packet includes Zoning Determination Application and Impervious Surface Calculation among others.

 

 

• Commercial Building Permit Checklist– information and forms necessary for submission of permit applications.  Packet includes Zoning Determination Application and Impervious Surface Calculation among others.
 

 

• New Single Family Dwelling Procedure - information and forms necessary to apply for permits to build new homes.
 

 

 Sample Plot Plan – example of information needed when submitting a plot plan for a building application.
 

 

• Curb, Apron, & Sidewalk Specifications – includes the Township ordinance regarding concrete work and construction examples.
 

 

• Residential Insulation Requirements – requirements for insulation as set by the 2006 Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code.
 

 

• Egress Definitions – how to determine if window size meets egress requirements.
 

 

• Swimming Pool Information – information required by the Township and also the Lower Bucks County Joint Municipal Authority.
 

 

• Shed Requirements – information for shed installation.
 

 

Residential Deck Guidelines - information that may be helpful when submitting a permit application for a deck.
 

 

Handicap Ramps and Handrail Requirements - code requirements for handicap ramps and handrails.
 

 

• Sign Permit Application Procedures – Also see Sign Permit Application.
 

 

• Manufactured Home Requirements – provisions required by the Pennsylvania Manufactured Housing Improvement Act. – Also part  of New Single Family Dwelling Procedure.
 

 

Insulation Requirements

 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT APPLICATIONS
• Building Application
• Electrical Application

Plumbing Application
• HVAC (Mechanical) Application
• Demolition Application
• Sign Permit Application - Also see Sign Permit Application Procedures
• Fence Application & Requirements
• Sprinkler Application
• Tank Permit Application – required when removing and/or replacing fuel tanks, excluding propane tanks.

 

RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL USE & OCCUPANCY AND RENTAL FORMS
• Requirements for Residential Home Resale (U&O) – includes application and sample “Hold Harmless” letter and Chimney Sweep Checklist.
• Use & Occupancy Application – New Single Family Dwelling – required when a new home is constructed.
Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO)
Application for House Number
• Resale of Commercial Property Form
• Commercial Use & Occupancy Application – fire inspections are not required when tenants remain the same. Sign permit may be required.
• Municipal and School Income Tax Registration Form (Berkheimer form) – required by all who reside and/or work in Bristol Township.

 Rental Inspection Application And Requirements

• Multiple Family Dwelling Use & Occupancy Application

 

FIRE PREVENTION PERMITS - Sprinkler, Alarm, Chimney, etc…
• Business Establishment Information Form
• Fire Permit Application
• Chimney Reline Permit Application – required for construction of chimney.
• Fire Alarm Installation Application – provides information and forms necessary to apply for a fire alarm permit.
• Special Suppression System Application
• Chimney Check List

 

SUBDIVISION / LAND DEVELOPMENT
• Application Permit to Alter Land 
• Land Development Petition Procedures
• Subdivision Petition Information
• Zoning Determination Application
• Zoning Change Procedure
• Procedures for Zoning Appeals
• Street Vacation Procedure
• Road Opening Permit
 
VEHICLE TOWING INFORMATION – regarding disabled vehicles on residential properties.

 

2501 Bath Road | Bristol, PA  19007 | BUCKS COUNTY | Phone: 215-785-0500


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