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As of June, 5th, Bucks County has been moved to the Yellow Phase:

  • The Township office will remain closed to the public for face-to face servicePlease choose to transact Township business via phone @ 610-294-9154, email admin@tinicumbucks.org, or fax 610-294-9889. Documents can be sent to: Tinicum Township, 163 Municipal Road, Pipersville, PA 18947.
  • Building and Zoning Permit applications will be accepted via mail, email, fax or drop-off box. Checks must be made out to Tinicum Townships. Click here for applications.
  • Building Inspections will resume subject to the Construction Industry Guidelines during COVID-19 Disaster Emergency. To schedule an inspection, please call 610-294-9154.
  • Right-To-Know Requests will be accepted, but property files cannot be reviewed in person at this time. During this period the office will make every effort to work with requesters to provide a cost estimate to copy and mail property info or scan and email info. All conversations will be conducted either via email or with a follow-up email.
  • Fire Dept., Police and Public Works remain open. No in-person meetings will be held. Updated 6/5/20


  • Frankenfield Covered Bridge on Hollow Horn Road is OPEN!!!
  • Uhlerstown Covered Bridge on Uhlerstown Hill Road is CLOSED. Starting April 22nd, Bucks County will be doing maintenance. The bridge will be closed approximately 60 days.
  • Uhlerstown Hill Rd hill section going one-way, uphill is CLOSED while the Uhlerstown Covered Bridge is under repair.
  • Frenchtown Bridge Improvement Project: June 15th thru June 17th. The bridge's walkways will be closed for a minimum of 3 days to install ADA curbs on both the Frenchtown, NJ and Uhlerstown, PA sides.
  • Frenchtown Bridge Repaving Project: Overnight closure scheduled 10 p.m. July 6th until 6 a.m. July 7th.The bridge's vehicular lanes will be closed to traffic overnight for milling and paving work on the bridge approaches. Motorists are advised to use the nearby Upper Black Eddy-Milford Bridge as an alternate route during the overnight closure. For more info go to: www.drjtbc.org.
  • Headquarters Rd Bridge over Tinicum Creek at Sheephole Rd is CLOSED.
  • Check traffic conditions on major PA highways: Log on to www.511pa.com or call 511.

PennDOT takes very seriously the hardship and disruption the Headquarters Road Bridge closure has had on residents of and those living in the surrounding communities. Despite the lawsuit that the Delaware Riverkeeper Network (DRN) levied against PennDOT and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), PennDOT continues to advance this vital transportation improvement project. Extensive dialogue was held over 9 years to develop the project’s Memorandum of Agreement and come to terms with the mitigation to be included in the project. The Design Advisory Committee coordination will continue through the remainder of design and into construction. 

Based on the project’s current schedule, PennDOT anticipates finalizing engineering design activities and selecting a contractor this summer to begin construction to reopen this important stream crossing. The design team is continuing to work diligently on the final engineering plans to construct a bridge that accommodates both the transportation needs of the community while remaining sensitive to its historic and environmental and cultural resources. 

Renderings of the proposed structure may be viewed at www.penndot.gov/RegionalOffices/district-6/Pages/Headquarters-Road-Bridge-Renderings.aspx 

In 2018, the DRN filed a complaint (Case#: 2:18-cv-04508) in US District Court. The DRN maintains that the existing bridge can be rehabilitated. PennDOT engineers say the deterioration is too severe and there are two options: 1) Construct a new, two-lane bridge. PennDOT would retain ownership and responsibility. 2) Construct a new, one-lane bridge. Tinicum Township taxpayers would be required to take ownership and responsibility. Revised 4/30/20

The Bucks County Commissioners recently extended the deadline for the"face value" period due to the COVID-19 emergency. Please be aware that this is the only change to the regular due dates.

Bucks County and Township Deadlines
April 30th - 2% discount period ends
July 30th - face amount period ends (previously June 30th )
December 31st - 10% penalty period ends

School Tax Deadlines
August 31st - 2% discount period ends
October 31st - face amount period ends
December 31st - 10% penalty period ends Posted 4/7/20


Safely dispose of hazardous products, such as toxic chemicals, pesticides, oil-based paints, solvents, weed killers, and automotive batteries that can be a threat to people, well water, and the environment. To find out what you can and cannot bring, click here. Events will be held 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM rain or shine at the following locations:
  • June 27 - Central Bucks South High School, Warrington Township
  • August 8 - Bucks County Technical High School, Fairless Hills
  • October 17 - Strayer Middle School, Quakertown

Please bring used oil to the Public Works recycle barrel at 23 Hollow Horn Rd. (No gas or antifreeze, please.) Thanks to your participation, Public Works has utilized 1,000 gallons of used oil this past year, saving taxpayer money and safely disposing of unwanted oil.
Revised 2/11/2020

TVs, computers and other electronics can contain mercury, lead, arsenic and other potentially hazardous substances that can contaminate groundwater. Contact your waste hauler for pick-up or 611 Metals, at 267-221-6924, located at 6776 Easton Rd, Pipersville has a TV and electronics drop-off location. Posted 3/28/19

Earth Data Northeast, Inc. and Piper Group Inc. have commenced aquifer testing for a proposed Oak Grove Subdivision on Randts Mill Road. The subdivision has been in litigation for several years and the Township has not received a new or revised subdivision application for review at this time. Questions should be directed to Robert Sigety, Piper Group, at (215) 766-2900 and/or the Piper Group Office at 103 Randts Mill Rd, Pipersville, PA 18947. David Fennimore, P.G. at Earth Data Northeast, Inc. and consulting hydrologist to the Piper Group, can be contacted at (610) 524-9466. Click here to reference Township Groundwater Ordinance 228. Revised 2/11/2020

The Penn State Extension is hosting a webinar series to help property owners and businesses safely manage the Spotted Lanternfly. Click here for the Penn State Extension link to the webinar series and more information. These invasive insects pose a significant threat to PA agricultural, wine, fruit, hardwood and nursery industries. Property owners can help prevent the spread of these invasive insects, including the removal or treatment of the Ailanthus (tree-of-heaven) trees, their preferred host tree. For more info and treatment assistance from the USDA, contact extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly or call (888) 422- 3359. Revised 5/8/20

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Updated 6/5/2020