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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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Election Day Observance: Township Offices Closed
The Township Administration Building is CLOSED for business on Tuesday, November 8 in observance of Election Day.
The offices will reopen on Wednesday, November 9 at 8:30am. Trash and Recycling Collection service will operate as normally scheduled on Tuesday, November 8 and during the remainder of the week. Please call 215-785-0500 for additional information.

Request for Proposals:Snow Removal/Plowing Services for 2016-2019
Bristol Township is accepting sealed proposals for snow removal/plowing services (2016-2019). Proposals will be received by the Township Manager of Bristol at the Municipal Building, 2501 Bath Road, Bristol, PA 19007 until November 14, 2016 at 11:00AM at which time the proposals will be publicly opened and read aloud. Contract documents for the above may be examined and obtained from the Office of the Township Manager, at the Municipal Building, 2501 Bath Road, Bristol, PA 19007 during normal business hours (8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.) or downloaded by clicking on the links below. All questions must be submitted by email to the Public Works Director, David Capponi at email: dcapponi@bristoltownship.org. Proposals must be on the form furnished by the Municipality. A certified check or bid bond in the amount of $1,000 per truck, made payable to Bristol Township must accompany the bids.

Bristol Township Holiday Parade is November 19

Assemble at 11 AM, Parade kicks off at 12PM!, Parade will begin at Brookwood Elementary School Haines Rd. and end at Benjamin Franklin Middle on Millcreek Rd., Santa’s elves will be collecting letters to Santa along the holiday parade route.  Call 267-812-2933 if your group or business would like to participate. The parade is RAIN OR SHINE

Polling Place Changes in Bristol Township Due to Closure of Schools
The Bucks County Board of Elections voted recently to relocate several polling places in Bristol Township due to the closure of several schools and the Bucks County Redevelopment Authority Office in Bristol Township. Registered voters in affected areas should receive new voter cards with new polling place information in the mail. For more information contact the Bucks County Board of Elections: 215-348-6154

Click Here for the List of Polling Place Changes

2015 Audited Financial Statements Now Available Online

Click Here to View 2015 Financial Statements

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

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

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.


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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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