Upper Makefield Township

Welcome to Upper Makefield

New Residents

If you’re new to the township, the first thing you’ll want to do is sign up for e-mail updates. This is the fastest way for us to send you information about township matters such as roadwork, activities, events, tax reminders, township initiatives, and more.

To help you settle in, we’ve provided answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. Much of this information is available on other parts of this website, but we’ve consolidated it here for new residents. You may also download a PDF of this information.

Waste Removal, Recycling, and Septic

Waste Removal and Recycling within Upper Makefield Township is contracted individually by residents with private haulers. If you belong to a homeowners association, contact them for information on waste removal arrangements within your development. For further information, you may wish to contact:

Allied Waste (formerly BFI)215-723-3862
Gorski Trash Removal215-598-3386
George Leck & Sons215-675-8000
Waste Management800-869-5566

Septic Services

B & C Septic Services215-257-8544
Bucks Mont Environmental, LLC215-345-1238
Clemens Septic Service215-723-2122
McGovern Environmental, LLC610-458-9333
Franc Environmental, Inc.215-997-0920
George Allen Wastewater Management 215-997-3299
Gary's Septic Service215-766-1913
Regional Septic Disposal215-357-0963
Stinky’s Septic Tank Pumping609-466-5422
Norbill Disposal Service215-348-2123

Bucks County Board of Elections

55 East Court Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Some services are also available at the Government Services Centers:

Lower Bucks County
7321 New Falls Road
Levittown, PA 19055

Bucks County Voter Registration Office

55 East Court Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

Local Libraries

David Library of the American Revolution
1201 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977

Free Library of Northampton Township
25 Upper Holland Road
Richboro, PA 18954

Village Library of Wrightstown
727 Penns Park Road
Wrightstown, PA 18940

Yardley-Makefield Public Library
1080 Edgewood Road
Yardley, PA 19067

Bucks County Convention & Visitors Center

3207 Street Road
Bensalem, PA 19020

Senior Centers

Northampton Township Senior Center
165 Township Line Road
Richboro, PA 18954

AARP Lower Bucks Chapter
518 Queen Anne Drive
Fairless Hills, PA 19030

Bucks County Area Agency on Aging
30 East Oakland Avenue
Doylestown, PA 18901

Post Offices

New Hope
325 Bridge Street
New Hope, PA 18938

20 Terry Drive
Newtown, PA 18940

Penns Park
842 Durham Road
Penns Park, PA 18943

Washington Crossing
1077 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977

Animal Control

The Aark Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Center

Animal Control Officer Nicole Thompson

Upper Makefield Township Planning and Zoning Department

For information regarding permits, construction, additions, pools, and more, visit Planning and Zoning.

Council Rock School District

30 North Chancellor Street
Newtown, PA 18940

Township Parks

Brownsburg Park
1455 River Road
New Hope, PA 18938
(between Brownsburg Road East and Stoneybrook Road)

Walkers and bikers can enjoy the paved loop, and soccer and lacrosse teams use the 6 fully seeded and lined playing fields. A new, ADA-compliant playground with play areas designated for younger and older children opened in 2008. With the help of donations and sponsorships, the township has recently added a pavilion with restrooms, concession space, and a covered picnic area.

Fundraising efforts: Buy a Brick Campaign, License Plates and Blankets and sponsorship opportunities.

Lookout Park
1565 River Road
New Hope, PA 18938
(between Lurgan Road and Brownsburg Road East)
This park has 3 baseball fields, 2 softball fields, the “Tenderfoot Trail” for walkers and bikers, plus a snack shack and restrooms.

Important Phone Numbers

Aark Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Center215-249-1938
Animal Control Officer215-968-3020
County Planning Commission215-345-3400
Board of Assessment215-348-6219
Board of Elections215-348-6154
Bucks County Courier Times215-949-4000
Bucks County Herald215-794-1096
Bucks County Visitors Center215-639-0300
Council Rock School District215-944-1000
Emergency Management215-968-2868
EMS – Ambulance9-1-1
Fire Departments215-493-5200
Fire Marshal215-968-2868
Historic Parks215-493-4076
Hospital – Abington Memorial215-481-2000
Hospital – Doylestown215-345-2200
Hospital – Lower Bucks215-785-9200
Hospital – Saint Mary's215-710-2000
Keystone Tax Collections Group (Earned Income Tax)1-866-539-1100
Libraries – David Library of American Rev.215-493-6776
Libraries – Northampton Twp.215-357-3050
Libraries – Wrightstown Twp.215-598-3322
Libraries – Yardley-Makefield215-493-9020
Lingohocken Fire Co.215-598-3500
Municipalities – Buckingham Township215-794-8834
Municipalities – Lower Makefield Township215-493-3646
Municipalities – Newtown Borough215-968-2800
Municipalities – Solebury Township215-297-5656
Municipalities – Wrightstown Township215-598-3313
Occupation Tax – Council Rock School District215-944-1057
Planning & Zoning215-968-2868
Police Non-Emergency215-968-3020
Post Office – New Hope215-862-2445
Post Office – Newtown215-504-4183
Post Office – Washington Crossing215-493-5767
Post Office – Penns Park215-598-7537
Public Works215-968-3314
Senior Centers – Lower Bucks215-752-2338
Senior Centers – Northampton215-357-8199
Senior Centers – Washington Crossing215-348-0510
Sports – Soccer267-231-5244
State Representative – District 178 Scott A. Petri215-364-3414
State Representative – District 31 Steven J. Santarsiero215-968-3975
State Senator Chuck McIlhinney215-489-5000
Upper Makefield Tax Office215-493-3490
Voter Registration215-348-6163
Wildflower Preserve:215-862-2924