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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 - 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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Easter Egg Hunt Postponed

Due to the rainy weather prediction, this Saturday’s Easter Egg Hunt has been postponed to Sunday, April 2 (same time-12PM!) at the municipal complex field (2501 Bath Road) Please note that the ‘Breakfast with Easter Bunny’ event is still being held on Saturday, April 1 (rain or shine!) at the B.T Senior Center

Click Here for Updated Event Flyer

Bristol Township Names Police Chief

Township Manager Bill McCauley announced recently that Robert A. Coulton, Bristol Township’s first Director of Public Safety was named Chief of Police. “Bob Coulton earned this appointment after 20 months of dedicated service and demonstrated leadership.  Our police department will continue to excel under his leadership as Chief of Police,” McCauley said.   “During his first 20 months, Bob Coulton has worked hard to create a more professional and transparent department. He installed in-car video cameras, is implementing a body-worn camera system for officers, and is in the process of seeking the Commission on Law Enforcement Accreditation certification, a highly prized recognition of law enforcement excellence,” he said.

Click Here to Read Press Release

Your Input is Needed on a Online Spray Park/Splash Pad Survey!

Bristol Township would like your opinion on installing a spray park/splash pad at Policeman's Park. The survey only takes a couple of minutes to complete (only ten questions!) and the deadline to complete the survey is Friday, March 31.


Two Free Spring Cleanup Events Scheduled for May
Township residents will have the opportunity to dispose of household trash that does not fit into their cart during two Saturdays in May: May 6 and May 13. Electronics (TV's, computers, laptops, monitors) will also be accepted at this event. Please note: Tires, Hazardous Waste or Construction debris will NOT be accepted. Event hours are 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Rain or Shine), at the Bristol Township Municipal Complex, 2501 Bath Road Call 267-812-2950 for more information.

Bristol Township is Hiring Camp Counselors for its Summer Camp Program

Applications are available at the Bristol Township Municipal Building beginning February 28, 2017 and must be returned by March 29, 2017  All applicants must be available to work from June 14, 2017 - August 4, 2017. For More Information Contact Sherrie Champey: 215-397-5948 or schampey@bristoltownship.org Application Deadline is March 29.

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

Video Showcases Ongoing Successes in Bristol Township

Bristol Township released a new promotional video this week to highlight the vast infrastructure improvements made since 2012 and promote the positive developments in the township–The 2 ½ -minute video which is narrated by Council President Craig Bowen, is the result of months of creative work. “The cost of the video was next to nothing,” said Bristol Township Manager Bill McCauley. “We produced it for less than $800 since most of the work was done in-house,” said McCauley. The video also targets those who aren’t familiar with our community and gives them a feel for Bristol Township and what it is like to live, work and do business here.  “We hope to attract more out-of-town visitors and businesses,” said McCauley.

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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