How do I?

We asked our Upper Makefield Township staff, who speak with our residents every day, “What questions do you answer most often”? Here are their answers.

Understand my Tax Bill?

Read an explanation of how your tax bill is allocated for local, school, and Bucks County taxes.

Report a Power Outage?

When you lose power, text PECO, (Text “OUT” to 697326) or report it online. PECO scores calls to set priorities; the earlier a customer calls, the sooner power may be restored. Reminder: ​To report a gas emergency or a downed or sparking power line, please call 1-800-841-4141.

Report a Stray Animal or Injured Deer?

Call the Police Department. Tell us where the animal is located and what you know about its condition. Different locations require either PennDOT, Township, or Game Commission notifications. Phone: 215-968-3020.

Report a Pothole? Know if the Township or PennDOT maintains a Road?

Call PennDOT at 1-800-FIXROAD to report a pothole on a state road within Upper Makefield.
Call Upper Makefield Public Works at 215-968-3314 to report a pothole on a Township-owned road.

Call your Homeowners Association or Upper Makefield Planning & Zoning at 215-968-3340 to report a pothole on a private road.

To know who maintains which road, please view our Public Works page.

Report a Problem with Trees?

The Township Public Works Department will field questions about problems with trees and direct you to the responsible party. Call them Monday-Friday from 7:00 am – 3:00 pm at 215-968-3314.

Get my Trash and Recycling Picked Up? Dispose of a Computer or TV?

Curbside trash pickup is privately contracted. We maintain a list of haulers, who also pick up recyclables.

Electronic and Household Hazardous Waste is NOT collected curbside. However, Bucks County offers drop-off solutions.

Request an Open Burning Permit?

Permits are required for Open Burning. Please visit the Township Building to submit a request to conduct Open Burning.

For leaf disposal, contact your private hauler for directions on how to bag leaves for curbside pickup. Many have instructions online.

Know if I Need a Building Permit? Find My TMP# (Tax Map Parcel)

Many property and home improvements require permits. If you are thinking about a project, start by visiting our Permits page and Planning & Zoning page. There you can find answers to many questions as well as applications for common projects.

Still not sure? Please give us a call at 215-968-3340. We strive to review all applications in a timely manner. If you have a new home, large addition, or pool construction planned –or a commercial project –your project will require review by Township consultants. Please plan far ahead; these reviews can take considerable time.

You can locate your Tax Parcel Number on our Maps section.

Find Out Where to Vote?

All Upper Makefield Township residents vote in one place: Sol Feinstone Elementary
Sol Feinstone Elementary School
1090 Eagle Road
Newtown, PA 18940

Other election and voting questions may be answered on Bucks County’s Board of Elections page.