Below are PDF files of information and various permit applications and forms.


PLEASE NOTE! THESE FORMS ARE FOR REFERENCE ONLY - YOU MUST USE ORIGINALS WHICH ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BRISTOL BOROUGH OFFICE. ONLY ORIGINAL FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED BY THE BOROUGH. PLEASE NOTE Once you have picked up and paid for your permit, the green PERMIT card must be displayed in a window visible from the street during construction. Other Important Information


Permit approval is required for all street and sidewalk openings within Bristol Borough. In the 25 page packet available for download below, you will find the following information: Click Here For Street / Sidewalk Openings Packet *ALL FEES MUST BE PAID PRIOR TO PERMIT BEING ISSUED* Utility companies must submit a detailed drawing of the street and/or sidewalk openings showing the dimensions and location of each.


The following are a list of downloads that are required for various projects in Bristol Borough


INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING REQUEST FOR PERMISSION TO REMOVE A SHADE TREE(S) Please fill out the attached form and affidavit and submit to the Bristol Borough Municipal Building. The borough will conduct an inspection of the tree(s) to be removed. Upon said inspection, you will be notified whether or not you can remove the shade tree(s). If permission is granted, a replacement shade tree(s) must be planted within six (6) months of the date of removal of the tree(s). Attached, also, is a List of Suggested Shade Trees along with requirements for planting and general tree care tips. Tree Removal Application (updated 9/12/2014) LIST OF SUGGESTED SHADE TREES: TREES MUST BE AT LEAST 4' IN HEIGHT AND 2 TO 2-1/2 INCH CALIBER IN SIZE TREES SHOULD BE PRUNED EVERY COUPLE OF YEARS OR AS NEEDED


Trees need proper care to flourish and to be kept healthy. Proper watering, mulching, fertilizing and pruning can help trees maintain their healthy composure. Watering: Trees need water in different amounts and vary depending on the type of species, soil type, site drainage and annual rainfall. A general rule is to apply one gallon of water for every square foot of surface area under the tree. It is also important to water the trees in late fall. Late fall watering helps to buffer tree roots against rapid freezing and thawing. A moist root zone is better able to cope with temperature changes than a dry root.

Mulching: Mulching can help trees conserve soil moisture and slow soil cooling in late fall that can help in preventing root damage. Another tip is that mulch should be applied so that it slopes inward toward the trunk at a depth of 2 inches on clay soils and 4 inches on sandy soils.

Fertilizing: Fertilizing trees in early spring gives important nutrients needed for healthy root growth that occurs in early spring. As roots grow, the crown or shoot system will grow in accordance as well. Shoot growth occurs usually in late spring or early summer as root growth slows down. Slow-release fertilizers constituted of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium provide the best source of nutrition for trees.

Pruning: Regular pruning benefits trees in the following ways: Pruning can extend the life and health of the trees. It can also really help its appearance as well. Pruning can also prevent potential storm damage by eliminating weak limbs susceptible to strong winds and rain.


Trees may provide a property with an enormous amount of benefits. It also can however pose some danger to the residents of the property. Trees can possibly injure people or cause damage to property as well as break utility lines possibly causing surges, fires, or power outages. Residents of a property should be cognizant of the possible liability and be responsible for maintaining shade trees and trees on their property.

Signs of Possible Tree Hazards:


Click Here for the Tri-Annual Business Inspection Registration Form
The following are other important documents related to the Tri-Annual Inspection that are available in PDF form:


Below are important forms involving residential rentals in Bristol Borough

Fee Schedule

Click here for a copy of the current Fee Schedule for Bristol Borough

Contractor Registration

In 2008, the Pennsylvania Legislature passed the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act. The law requires all contractors who perform at least $5,000 worth of home improvements per year to register with the Attorney General's Office.

If you do not perform at least $5,000 worth of home improvements per year, are doing commercial work or new constuction...

Click here for a copy of the 2017 Contractors Registration Application (updated 2016-12-02)