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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
Councilwoman - Marcia Dunlap

Councilwoman-Maryann Wagner
 Township Manager - Ms. Randee Elton

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 1st Congressional District - Brian Fitzpatrick
Part of the 141st Legislative District - Tina Davis
Part of the 10th Senate District - Steve Santarsiero
U.S. Senators - John FettermanRobert P. Casey, Jr.
Governor - Josh Shapiro

Minimum drinking age is 21.
Minimum age for buying tobacco products is 21.
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



All information on this site must be approved by the Township Manager.


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Holiday Refuse Schedule

A refuse and recycling holiday collection schedule is in effect for the week of May 29th due to the Memorial Day holiday.  There will be no Refuse, Recycling, Bulk Pick Up or Yard Waste Collection on Monday, May 29th (Memorial Day). Service scheduled for Monday will be delayed to Tuesday, May 30th. All subsequent trash/recycling/bulk/yard waste collection will be delayed by one day. For example, pickup normally scheduled for Tuesday, May 30th will be delayed to Wednesday, May 31st. Regular collection services will resume the following week.  Please call 267-812-2950 for additional information or questions.

2023 Street Sweeper Schedule - Click Here

Comprehensive Park Parks Recreation Open Space Greenways and Trails Plan

A public presentation to Council and residents was presented on the Comprehensive Park Parks Recreation Open Space Greenways and Trails Plan. Click Here to view the presentation.

Randall Avenue/Edgely Bridge Closure

UPDATE 5/19/2023

At last night's Council Meeting, the Township Manager gave an update advising our Engineer’s have secured the required Amtrak-approved hi-rail vehicle rental and the inspection is scheduled for June 6-8. At that time our Engineers will have the ability to get under the bridge and evaluate these new concerns of falling concrete. Once the inspection is completed, we will have a better understanding of action items with timelines. Additionally, our Township Traffic Engineer submitted a revised signal plan for Radcliffe Street and Randall Avenue to allow for the signal to remain green on Radcliffe Street unless engaged by the pedestrian walkway use or the single family driveway on Radcliffe Street looped with the traffic signal. We thank you for your patience.


UPDATE 4/21/2023
The Township has received an approved permit from Amtrak to review the conditions under the bridge. At last night’s Council Meeting, the Township Manager gave an update advising our Engineer’s had secured the required Amtrak-approved hi-rail vehicle rental but was advised today that truck is actually not an approved truck. An Amtrak-approved vehicle will be ready for use in two weeks. At that time our Engineers will have the ability to get under the bridge and evaluate these new concerns of falling concrete. Once the inspection is completed, we will have a better understanding of action items with timelines. We thank you for your patience.

For immediate health, safety and welfare concerns, the Randall Avenue/Edgely Bridge closes today (February 23, 2023) to all vehicular traffic. The timeline for the length of this closure is currently unknown. Bristol Township Fire Chief/Fire Marshal/Emergency Management Director Kevin Dippolito advises “changes have been made to the Fire and EMS response cards at the 9-1-1 dispatch center to ensure the closest units are sent during the bridge closure.” The Township is in the process of discussing these new bridge safety concerns with AMTRAK. Once a plan of action is agreed upon, along with a timeline, this information will be provided. The Township is also working with PennDOT on an acceptable detour route and will provide this information once it is approved. Click here to read the full Press Release.

NEW Croydon Sewer Billing

The Township has changed our financial and utility software. Your account numbers have changed so please make note of this on your bills. Click here for attached flyer for instructions of online bill payments as well as telephone option payments. The new link for Sewer Municipal Online Payments Portal is:https://www.municipalonlinepayments.com/bristoltownshippa

2023 Township Meeting Schedule


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Bristol Township Council, Bucks County Pennsylvania that the Council Meetings for 2023 will be held on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM and the first Thursday of each month, as needed. The March meeting will be held on March 22, 2023. The Bristol Township Planning Commission meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM, as needed. The July meeting will be held on July 11, 2023. The November meeting will be held on November 14, 2023. The Bristol Township Environmental Advisory Committee meetings will be held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00PM, as needed. Zoning Hearing Board meetings will be held on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 PM, as needed. The Civil Service Commission meetings will be held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 5:30 PM, as needed. All meetings will be held at the Municipal Building, 2501 Bath Road, Bristol, PA 19007 (unless virtually meetings are required). Members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate. Any meeting changes will be publicly advertised.

2023 Budget

The 2023 Preliminary Budget was passed at the December Township Council. No tax increase once again this year! That is now 12 years, since 2012, this Township Council has not had to increase the Township taxes! Some user fees have increases by 10%. These include the Streetlight Assessment, which for a residential homeowner will increase $2.75 annually from $27.50 to $30.25. The Refuse Fee increase is $33.00 increasing the rate from $317 to $350. The five year contract ends in 2023. We have been gathering data from surrounding municipalities who have recently entered new contracts and the amounts have double, which have caused the annual fees to double. This increase is to assist in offsetting the anticipated increase with a new contract price for 2024. Those that live and send their sanitary sewer to the Croydon Wastewater Treatment Plant System will see a sewer rate increase by 10% as well. This will be an increase of $10.94 per quarter from $100.94 to $111.03. All of this information can be view on the slides presented at the December 15th Council Meeting by clicking here. The full 2023 Budget may be viewed by clicking here.

FEMA National Flood Insurance Maps
FEMA Reclassified Properties in Several Large Areas of Bristol Township for Flood Insurance in 2016. 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. There are several locations to review flood maps.
FEMA Floodplain Map - https://www.fema.gov/flood-maps
Bucks County Floodplain Viewer - https://www.arcgis.com/. Type in your address in the search box on the upper left, and click Floodplains (FEMA) on the layer list on the right.
Click here for a pdf view of the floodplain in Bristol Township.

Updated Video Tours of Bristol Township

Thank you President Bowen and CGI Communications.  Please click here to view the current video tours.

Bristol Township Fire Operational Analysis

In 2019 Bristol Township engaged the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) to assess the Fire & EMS Services in the Township.  The report is an analysis of operations, organizational management, equipment and facilities of the five Bristol Township Volunteer Fire Companies and an overview of the two EMS Rescue Squads. Click here to view the Study.

General Billing Payments

We are pleased to offer online general billing payments now! You may click here to be redirected to the portal for online general billing payments.  Or you can save the webpage https://bristoltownship.govtportal.com/. There is 3% convenience fee for all credit card payments.

Live Streaming

All broadcasted Township Meetings (Council, Planning Commission and Zoning Hearing Board) will now occur! Click here for the link.

Spotted Lanternfly Information

Click here for information on Spottern Lanternflies.

Fireworks Laws

No fireworks displays are permitted within 150 feet of an occupied structure. No fireworks displays are permitted on public and/or private property without a township permit. No fireworks displays are permitted on any properties owned by Bristol Township or Bristol Township School District. Anyone violating these restrictions will face maximum fines up to $1,000.00 plus court costs for the following summary offenses: Bristol Township Ordinance - DISORDERLY PRACTICES Bristol Township Ordinance - LITTERING International Fire Code - EXPLOSIVES AND FIREWORKS


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