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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 - Amber Longhitano
Councilman - Howard Allen
Councilman - Patrick Antonello
Councilman - Joe Glasson
Councilman - John Monahan
Councilwoman - Cynthia Murphy
Township Manager -William J. McCauley, III

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 8th Congressional District - Mike 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 18.
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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Holiday Week Refuse & Recycling Collection (February 15-20, 2015)

A Refuse and Recycling holiday collection schedule is in effect for the week of February 15, due to the President’s Day holiday. There will be no Refuse or Recycling Collection on Monday, February 15 (President’s Day).Trash and Recycling Collection for Monday, February 15 will be delayed to Tuesday, February 16. All subsequent trash/recycling collection during the entire week of February 15 will be delayed by one day. For example, pickup normally scheduled for Tuesday, February 16 will be delayed to Wednesday, February 17.  Pickup scheduled for Wednesday, February 17 will be delayed to Thursday February 18. Regular collection services will resume the following week. Please call 267-812-2950 for additional information

Municipal Building Closed on Monday, February 15 in observance of President’s Day

The Bristol Township Municipal Building will be closed on Monday, February 15 in observance of President’s Day. The office will reopen on Tuesday, February 16 at 8:30am.

Council President Bowen Gives State of the Township Address

In an newly renovated Council Chambers, Council President Craig Bowen delivered his State of the Township address at the January 21, 2015 council meeting. “2015 was another highly successful year for Bristol Township” Bowen said. Going into 2016 “we will continue to make public safety a top priority.”  The 2016 Budget calls for hiring an additional two full-time police officers and allows for the replacement of several police vehicles. He further announced that the Township will again allocate $100,000 in “Glasson Grants” for the Township’s five volunteer fire companies. “This commitment will ensure that our fire departments have the state-of-the-art equipment they need to ensure our residents remain safe,” During the address, President Bowen also announced a major $1 million initiative to fight blight and clean up Bristol Township. “Tonight, we are moving forward and will begin the process of condemning 11 dilapidated properties in our neighborhoods.” Working together, we can bring new life to neighborhoods throughout Bristol Township, said Bowen.

Click Here To Read State of the Township Address

FEMA has Reclassified Properties in Several Large Areas of Bristol Township for Flood Insurance

FEMA has released new maps for public review.  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 residents to review.


Residents shall investigate if their property in Bristol Township has been added to a higher flood risk zone, known as a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA).  If a property owner is located in the new higher-risk area and has a mortgage from a federally-regulated lender, then by federal law, the lender must require the owner to carry flood insurance at the time the flood maps become effective.  The required flood insurance is available through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), a federally underwritten program provided by nearly 100 insurance companies and written through licensed insurance agents.  Lower-cost “Preferred Risk Policy” options are offered by the NFIP, for properties being mapped into higher-risk areas for the first time.  For more information on flood insurance, you may want to visit the National Flood Insurance Program’s website, www.floodsmart.gov.


If there has been an error in the reclassification of the effected property, the owner must file a protest or appeal with FEMA.  To learn more about the appeal process, see FEMA’s Criteria for Appeals of Flood Insurance Rate Maps Section 3.1 available through www.fema.gov
Click Here To Read the Official Press Release

Click Here To View Flood Maps

Click Here To View Detailed Flood Maps (Zip Files)

Discount Ski Tickets Available At Township Building

If you are planning a ski trip, be sure to check out the discount tickets available through the Township.
Tickets may be purchased Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Township Building. Only cash is accepted for payment.
Click for a list of ski areas and ticket prices


Acting Lieutenant Graduates from Northwestern University Center for Public Safety

The Bristol Township Police Department is pleased to announce the recent graduation of Acting Lieutenant Ralph Johnson from the School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) at Northwestern University.  Acting Lieutenant Ralph Johnson has successfully completed the (22) week on-line Staff and Command program from May 11 through October 11, 2015.  This program, which was implemented by the Center for Public Safety in 1983, has graduated over 15,000 students both nationally and internationally.

Click Here to Read the Press Release

Craig Bowen Re-elected Council President at Re-Organization Meeting

At their bi-annual reorganization meeting on January 4, 2016, Craig Bowen was unanimously re-elected as the President of the Bristol Township Council. Amber Longhitano was re-elected as Council Vice-President. At the meeting, newly-elected Township Council Members Howard Allen and Patrick Antonello and incumbents Amber Longhitano and Joe Glasson were sworn-in by District Justice, Robert L. Wagner, Jr..

Click Here to Read the Press Release

2016 Township Budget
The Bristol Township Budget for 2016 was adopted by the Township's Council at its public meeting on December 17, 2015.
Click Here To View the Adopted 2016 Township Budget

Click Here to Read 2016 Budget Message

Live Broadcast of Council Meetings
Council Meetings are broadcast live on Comcast Channel 22 and Verizon FiOS Channel 45 and streamed live from the Township’s website.

New EXTENDED Office Hours at Municipal Building

Bristol Township has extended the regular office hours at the Municipal Building by 30 minutes on Monday through Friday. The Municipal Building will still open at 8:30am, but will remain open until 5:00pm during the week, announced Township Manager Bill McCauley. “Expanding the hours of operation will provide residents and businesses greater access to Township services,” said McCauley. The extended hours took effect on October 12. Click Here to Read the Press Release

Bristol Township Launches New Virtual Tour Of Its Community

A new Video Tour Book highlighting Bristol Township is now available by clicking on the "Video Tour of Bristol Township" link on the Township's website homepage or by clicking here. The custom video features topics such as education, quality of life, business and industry, and recreation and tourism. "Bristol Township Council has made it a high priority to attract new residents and encourage businesses to invest here," said Council President Craig Bowen. "These short videos provide a glimpse into what makes Bristol Township such a great place to live and also a great place to do business," he said.

Click Here to Read the Press Release

Click Here to View the Video Tour Book


Want to stay updated on Township news and events? Now, Bristol Township news and important information can be emailed directly to you! Bristol Township developed an electronic “E” newsletter to keep our residents and supporters better informed!  If you would like to receive Township news and updates, please enter your email address on the “Sign up for our e-newsletter” Township News icon on our website (bottom of this page).

Route 13 Improvement Project

Construction to improve Route 13 from Route 413 (Veterans Hy) and Levittown Py began on January 21, 2013. For news and updates on the project visit http://www.safer13.com. Facts about the project and construction timelines are posted regularly.

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