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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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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.

Click here To Read the Money Magazine Article
Click Here for Press Release

Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled

Please be advised the meeting scheduled for Wednesday evening, September 21, 2016 has been cancelled due to lack of agenda items. The next scheduled meeting will be Wednesday evening, October 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Bristol Township Swears in Five New Police Officers

At their regular meeting of September 15, 2016, the Bristol Township Council welcomed five (5) new Police Officers, who took their Oath of Office in front of a large crowd. “I am very pleased to welcome five new police officers to the Bristol Township Police Department,” said Public Safety Director Robert Coulton. The five police officers started their employment with the Bristol Township Police Department on September 8, 2016.  The Officers were chosen from approximately 107 candidates who passed the Bucks County Consortium Test for police officers. 

Council President Craig Bowen expressed his pride in the Police Department and the professional service they provide to the community. “This Council vowed to rebuild a better Police Department in a sensible, cost-effective manner and we are thrilled to have our police department back to full strength,” he said.

Click Here for Press Release and to Read Officer Bio's

Bristol Township is looking for Vendors for its Fall Festival Event on September 24

Do you have high quality products, either handmade or unique and beautiful? Are you a food vendor or do you want to showcase your local business to the community?  For more information on becoming a vendor call Randee Elton at 267-812-2914 or by email at: relton@bristoltownship.org

Click Here for Vendor Application (PDF format)

Click Here for Vendor Application (Word format)

Bristol Township’s ‘Fall Festival’ is Saturday, September 24 (11AM-4PM)

This year, Bristol Township will combine two popular events, Community Day and Harvest Festival into one bigger family-friendly event (Fall Festival) at the township’s municipal complex. The township is combining what had previously been two separate events into the all new ‘Fall Festival’ to avoid holding Harvest Festival (which had always been held in October) during the construction at the township’s municipal complex set to begin this fall. This free event will celebrate the arrival of autumn and will feature vendors, fun games and activities, and lots of great food. Thank you to our senior center staff and community volunteers for helping to organize this event.

Click Here for Event Flyer

Bristol Township’s Fall Clean-Up Day is October 22

Free disposal of your Household Junk, Recyclables, and Electronics on October 22 from 8:00am-2:00pm at the Township Municipal Complex (2501 Bath Road).  Perfect opportunity to dispose of large, bulky household items that won’t fit in your trash cart!   Proof of Bristol Township residency is required (such as a driver's license). Construction debris (i.e. drywall, tile, shingles, bricks) tires, or hazardous waste will not be accepted at the event.
Click Here for More Information on Fall Clean-Up Day
or call Joan Lamina at 267-812-2950

Discount Tickets to Summer Attractions Now Available

During the Summer months, Bristol Township offers discounted tickets to amusement parks, Philadelphia Zoo and Baltimore Aquarium and a variety of other family attractions.Tickets are available between the hours of 8:30am - 5:00pm (Monday-Friday) at the township building (2501 Bath Road). Cash payment only. No refunds or exchanges can be given for any discounted tickets.

Click Here for List of Discounted Tickets

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. Containers will be sold on a first-come first- serve basis or until they are sold out. Limit of one container per residence. For residents who do not want to purchase a new yard waste container, they can continue to use  biodegradable (paper) bags or any rigid container to dispose of yard waste.

Click Here To Read Official Press Release

Click Here for Flyer

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)

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.


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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