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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
Councilman - John Monahan

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



All information on this site must be approved by the Township Manager.


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*Reminder* Last day of yard waste collection is the week of Dec. 6 – Dec. 10.

2022 Proposed Budget

A summary of the budget was presented at Council’s November 18th meeting and approval to advertise for public inspection was passed. The final budget will be presented at Council’s December 16, 2021 meeting for consideration for adoption. The proposed budget is balanced across all funds and does not propose any increase in real estate taxes or trash or sewer user fees for 2022.  The 2022 Proposed Budget 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 Laternfly Information

Click here for information on Spottern Laternflies.

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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