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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 -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 - 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 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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Bristol Township Municipal Building Closing Early Due to Weather

Due to deteriorating weather conditions, the Bristol Township Municipal building (non-essential services) will be closing at 1:00pm today (3/21/18). We anticipate opening on time tomorrow (Thursday, 3/22/18) at 8:30am.

Disaster Emergency from 8:00pm this evening until 6:00pm Thursday evening (March 22)

Due to the snow storm predicted to affect this area, Bristol Township has declared a Disaster Emergency. The Disaster Emergency will be in effect from 8:00PM this evening (March 20) through 6:00PM on Thursday evening (March 22). Residents are to remove all vehicles,trailers and boats parked on township roadways to allow for clear passage of snow plows and emergency vehicles.Vehicles, trailers, and boats left parked on township roadways during the Disaster Emergency will be subject to ticketing and towing by the Bristol Township Police Department. Trash and recycling collection will proceed on Wednesday for as long as feasible. Stay tuned for updates or delays.

Click Here to View Declaration of Disaster Emergency

The March 21 Planning Commission Meeting Is Canceled due to the Weather Conditions. We apologize for any inconvenience

Special Collection of Tree Debris on March 24

Due to the extent of storm debris created by the recent winter storms, Bristol Township will hold a special curbside collection of yard waste and tree branches on Saturday, March 24. This special collection applies to tree and yard waste only. Trash, construction and demolition debris will not be collected.  There will be no additional charge to residents. Residents should have yard waste/tree debris placed out for collection at the curb no later than 6:00am on March 24. Trees limbs and branches should be cut into 4-foot lengths and tied and bundled when possible. Regular spring yard waste collection will resume on April 15. For more information, call  267-812-2950.

Click Here for Official Press Release

Bring Your Unwanted Household Hazardous Waste to Bristol Township’s 2018 'HHW' Collection Events

Bring unwanted hazardous automotive products, home maintenance, lawn and pest control products to the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Event on Saturday, April 14 (9:00AM-3:00PM) at Harry Truman High School, 3001 Green Lane, Levittown. RAIN OR SHINE

Due to the risk of fire, household hazardous wastes are not accepted by our hauler and should NEVER be thrown into the trash. Toxic  chemicals, pesticides, pool chemicals, oil based paints, weed killers, automotive batteries, fuels or fluids must be disposed of properly at a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event. Call 267-812-2950 for more information.

Click Here for Event Flyer

Council Adopts 2018 Budget That Holds Taxes Steady for Seventh Year In A Row

Township Council voted unanimously this month to approve Bristol Township's 2018 budget. The Township's 2018 budget again holds the line on real estate taxes and fees. It marks the seventh consecutive year the Township has either reduced or held real estate taxes steady.

Click Here to View Budget Presentation

Click Here to View 2018 Budget

Bristol Township Named One of Pennsylvania’s Safest Cities

Bristol Township has been named as one of the “Safest Cities in the United States” and ranked #15 in Pennsylvania according to a study completed by SafeHome, a professional security organization.“Public safety is a high priority for Bristol Township’s Council and administration and I’m proud to say that our efforts have paid off as we are now ranked as one of the safest cities in the state,” said Craig Bowen, Township Council President.

Click Here to Read the Official Press Release

Bristol Township Awarded $240,000 Grant to Develop Community Park/Green Space at Heavily Blighted Former Trailer Park Site

Bristol Township received a $240,000 grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s Greenways, Trails, and Recreation grant program that will help to fund the improvement project at the now vacant Miller Trailer Park site.

“Community parks are vital to ensure a high quality of life for children and families in our community,” said Bowen. “This grant funding allows us to transform what was once a neighborhood eyesore into a beautiful green space that young people and families can go to daily to walk, run, or take in the scenery,” he said.

Click Here to Read Official Press Release

2017 Council Meetings Schedule
Regular Council Meetings for 2017 will be held on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7:00 P.M. with the exceptions of the following months that will only have one meeting on the third Thursday: February, July, and August. All meetings will be held at the Municipal Building, 2501 Bath Road, Bristol PA 19007.  Members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate

Levittown Chosen As 41st Best Place To Live By Money Magazine
Money Magazine, in its annual Best Places to Live 2016 edition, has named the Levittown section of Bristol Township as the 41st best place to live in America. Levittown is the only Pennsylvania community to make the list. The magazine cited jobs, affordable housing, property taxes, public schools, healthcare, recreational opportunities, and low crime as their criteria for the methodology in determining their rankings.

Council President Craig Bowen said that it was a great accomplishment to be recognized by a highly-regarded national publication such as Money Magazine. “The Township Council made some very difficult decisions to reduce the cost of government and invested millions of tax dollars to improve Bristol Township,” Bowen said. “It’s nice to be saluted nationally.  ”Bowen noted that the Council’s priorities of job creation, improving housing stock, lowering property taxes, and investing in technology to bring the police department up to date to fight crime have clearly paid off.

Bristol Township offers $2 Yard Waste Containers

Residents of Bristol Township who receive residential trash service from the township can purchase a 32 gallon yard waste container for the low price of only $2. The heavy-duty containers normally cost $35 each and were designed with small holes on the bottom to allow for water drainage. Residents interested in purchasing a yard waste container can visit the Bristol Township Municipal Building (2501 Bath Road) on Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.  Residents must show a copy of their tax bill or photo ID.

Click Here To Read Official Press Release

Click Here for Flyer

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.


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FEMA National Flood Insurance Map Changes:
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.

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