Welcome to the Borough of Bridgeport! Through this site we invite you to view the History of Bridgeport through books, videos and photos that recount the development of our small town. Our Directory provides contact information for our borough's departments, elected officials and public services This website also contains Minutes from recent borough Council Meetings and information on new borough Ordinances. Finally, this site contains contact information for various public Departments such as Public Health, Public Works, Public Safety, and Parks and Recreation.


Bridgeport Borough 2020 Trash Collection Calendar

Bridgeport Borough's 2020 Trash Collection calendar is now available to view HERE.

 


Weather 


Coronavirus Update: BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETING CANCELLED

ATTENTION BRIDGEPORT RESIDENTS: BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETING CANCELLED

The regularly scheduled meeting of Borough Council, slated for Tuesday night, March 24, has been cancelled. This cancellation is in response to the Governor's directive to refrain from public meetings during the COVID 19 public health concern.

Please be aware that Borough Hall is still operating during regular business hours, 8:30am-4:30pm, and can be reached at 610-272-1811. Should you have any questions or matters that need to be addressed, we encourage you to contact borough staff, or your representative councilmember. Contact information is available here on our website, under the “Government” tab. Thank you for your attention in this matter.


Coronavirus Update: DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY

Effective March 19, 2020, Bridgeport Borough has issued a declaration of emergency, joining 40 other Montgomery County municipalities. Please understand that this declaration is not a result of any positive diagnoses of COVID 19 within Bridgeport Borough. However, what this declaration does do is allow the Borough to more quickly procure supplies and materials needed to help address the public health concern at hand, as well as apply for federal funding to help reimburse for emergency-related expenditures. While this declaration of emergency does not directly affect the daily lives of any Bridgeport resident, Bridgeport Borough still urges its residents and businesses to follow the guidelines set forth by the Governor, the CDC and other public agencies in order to stem the spread of COVID 19.

At this time, the advice being offered by health authorities is to wash your hands frequently, avoid persons who are exhibiting signs of cough and fever and stay home if you are exhibiting these viral symptoms to limit the potential spread of the virus to others. Should you feel sick or believe you have been exposed please contact your doctor's office prior to heading out to their office or hospital in order to limit the spread of this virus. For more information on Coronavirus, please refer to Montgomery County's website which will be updated constantly

The full Declaration of Emergency can be viewed HERE.



Coronavirus Update: BOROUGH HALL CLOSED TO PUBLIC

ATTENTION BRIDGEPORT RESIDENTS: BOROUGH HALL CLOSED TO PUBLIC

In light of Governor Wolf's directive pertaining to COVID-19, Bridgeport Borough Hall is closed to the public, until further notice, effective immediately. This includes Borough Administration, Borough Tax Collector, Berkheimer Offices, and the Bridgeport Hall of Fame Museum.

Borough staff is still operating during regular business hours, and can be reached by calling 610-272-1811. Staff is still able to receive permits, address borough matters, and answer any questions you may have. Do not hesitate to call. Bridgeport Police Department strongly encourages residents to exercise discretion prior to visiting the Police Station. All non-emergency matters can be addressed by calling 610-272-5661; and as always, emergency matters are instructed to dial 911.

Berkheimer will not be taking in-person payments, but will still be available by phone. Berkheimer asks that you utilize their online payment portal, available on www.hab-inc.com or call 800-360-8989 with any questions. Doris Frymoyer, Borough Tax Collector, will not be accepting in person payments until further notice. All payments must be made by mail; taxpayers needing a receipt must include a note indicating this when mailing payment. Doris Frymoyer, Tax Collector Bridgeport Borough Hall 63 West 4th Street Bridgeport, PA 19405

We apologize for any temporary inconvenience and hope to return to regular operations as quickly as possible. Please stay tuned for future updates.


Coronavirus Update: Tax Office Closed

ATTENTION BRIDGEPORT RESIDENTS: BRIDGEPORT BOROUGH REAL ESTATE TAX OFFICE CLOSED

Please note, effectively immediately, the Bridgeport Borough Real Estate Tax Collector's Office will be closed to "face to face" transactions until further notice. Payments may still be dropped in the secure box located outside of the Real Estate Tax Collector's Office, Monday through Friday, from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Please include a note if you wish to receive a receipt. Please do not hesitate to contact Doris Frymoyer, Tax Collector, with any questions. 610-272-1954. Thank you for your attention in this matter.



Coronavirus Update: ALL NON-ESSENTIAL PUBLIC MEETINGS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

ATTENTION BRIDGEPORT RESIDENTS: PUBLIC NOTICE

ALL NON-ESSENTIAL PUBLIC MEETINGS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

March 12, 2020 In light of the public health concern regarding the COVID-19 virus, and in accordance with recommendations being made by public health agencies, please be aware that all non-essential public meetings scheduled to be held at Bridgeport Borough Hall are postponed until further notice. This includes the following committee meetings: Sustainability Advisory Board Small Business & Economic Development Committee Finance Committee Community Events Committee Please be aware that, as of now, regularly scheduled Borough Council meetings are still slated to be held. However, given the concerns regarding COVID-19, Bridgeport Borough asks prospective attendees to exercise caution and strongly weigh the need or desire to attend. Over the weekend, local and state health officials announced the spread of Coronavirus to Montgomery County. In the days since, there have been verified positive diagnoses in Upper Merion Township, a municipality that is our next door neighbor, and with whom we share a school district. While these confirmed cases are not located in Bridgeport Borough, rest assured that the Borough remains in close contact with the Montgomery County Health Department as well as state and federal health agencies. At this time, the advice being offered by health authorities is to wash your hands frequently, avoid persons who are exhibiting signs of cough and fever and stay home if you are exhibiting these viral symptoms to limit the potential spread of the virus to others. Should you feel sick or believe you have been exposed please contact your doctor's office prior to heading out to their office or hospital in order to limit the spread of this virus. For more information on Coronavirus, please refer to Montgomery County's website which will be updated constantly.


Coronavirus Update

Bridgeport Borough Continues to Actively Monitor the Spread of Coronavirus
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Over the weekend, local and state health officials announced the spread of Coronavirus to Montgomery County. While these confirmed cases are not located in Bridgeport Borough, please understand that the Borough remains in close contact with the Montgomery County Health Department as well as state and federal health agencies. At this time, the advice being offered by health authorities is to wash your hands frequently, avoid persons who are exhibiting signs of cough and fever and stay home if you are exhibiting these viral symptoms to limit the potential spread of the virus to others. Should you feel sick or believe you have been exposed please contact your doctor's office prior to heading out to their office or hospital in order to limit the spread of this virus. For more information on Coronavirus, please refer to Montgomery County's website which will be updated constantly.

Upper Merion Area School District has closed their schools for additional sanitizing on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. The School District’s message regarding COVID-19 can be viewed here.

Thank you for your attention in this matter..



Patrol Officer Candidate Search

LEGAL NOTICE

The Borough of Bridgeport will accept applications for a Full-Time Police Officer. Applicants must be 21 years of age and a U.S. citizen, possess a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License, a high school diploma or equivalent, and have successfully completed ACT 120 training with certification examination to apply. Veterans must provide proof of veteran status to receive Veterans’ Preference Points.    Applications are available at the Bridgeport Police Station, 65 West 4th Street, Bridgeport, PA 19405 between the hours of 9am and 4pm Monday through Friday. Completed applications are to be returned to the Bridgeport Police Department during normal business hours by no later than March 20, 2020 at 4pm.  

A non-refundable $50.00 processing fee is required for each application via check or money order payable to the Borough of Bridgeport. Applications will not be accepted without the processing fee. Incomplete applications may be rejected without notice. Applicants must pick up and drop off applications in person, and will need to provide photo ID. The Borough of Bridgeport is an equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  .


PUBLIC NOTICE: Change In Trash/Recycling Collection Day, February 2020

Please note that the borough-wide trash and recycling collection day will be changing, effective the first week of February 2020. Trash and recycling collection will still be collected on Fridays through Friday, January 31, 2020. However, the next recycling day will be the following Tuesday, February 4, 2020, and will remain Tuesday moving forward. J.P. Mascaro will be mailing flyers to all borough residences that not only detail this change in collection day, but also provide a trash collection calendar for the 2020 year, including bulk item days and yard waste collection days. Thank you for your attention in this matter. To view the 2020 Trash Pickup calendar, click HERE.



2020 Bridgeport Borough Budget

The 2020 Bridgeport Budget has been adopted and can be viewed HERE.


Mayor Council Joint Statement

Special Notice: At the November 12, 2019 meeting of Bridgeport Borough Council, a joint statement was released between Borough Council and the Mayor of Bridgeport. Please click HERE to view.


Bridgeport Borough Council Public Statement

Bridgeport Borough Council has recently issued a public statement, which can be seen HERE.



Bridgeport Water Main Replacement

PUBLIC NOTICE

WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT TO AFFECT THREE BOROUGH STREETS, SURROUNDING AREAS

Bridgeport Borough was recently informed that Pennsylvania American Water will be conducting water main replacements on portions of the following streets: Hurst Street, from Union Avenue to Fourth Street (Rt. 23) Rambo Street, from Coates Street to Grove Street Prospect Street, from Holstein Street to Fraley Street Pennsylvania American Water plans to begin this construction during the first week of May. Bridgeport Borough is currently working with Pennsylvania American Water in order to ensure that all impacted residents will be officially and properly notified. Residents are encouraged to spread this news and inform neighbors. As we near construction, contact numbers for PA American Water will be provided in order to report any damage and/or problems experienced. Thank you for your attention in this matter.


Bridgeport LERTA Program

Per Borough of Bridgeport Ordinance #2018-009, you may be eligible for a property tax exemption on your contemplated or planned non-residential improvement or new construction. A LERTA application may be obtained from the Borough of Bridgeport and must be filed with the Borough within sixty days of issuance of a building permit. For the press release announcing the LERTA Program, click HERE. For a LERTA Application Form and further information on the program, please click HERE.



2019 Bridgeport Borough Budget

The 2019 Budget was adopted at the December 11 2018 meeting of Bridgeport Borough Council. The 2019 Budget may be viewed by clicking here.



Ordinance Reminders

The below links are supplied as a quick reference to our borough ordinances regarding curfew, skateboard and street obstruction prohibitions. Our police department will be enforcing these ordinances in order to maintain a safe and orderly community.

If you have any questions regarding these ordinances please feel free to contact our station at 610-272-5661.

Curfew: https://www.ecode360.com/10370496
Skateboards: https://www.ecode360.com/10372699
Street Obstructions: https://www.ecode360.com/10371677
(This includes placement of cones/chairs in street to reserve parking spaces)



Bridgeport Business Association

The Borough of Bridgeport encourages you to visit the brand-new Bridgeport Business Association website. Here, visitors will find links to Bridgeport’s business community, as well as information on upcoming community events, borough news, and more.

The website can be found here: www.bridgeportboroughbusiness.com



Phone Number

Contact us at:
610-272-1811
(Phone)
610-292-8236 (Fax)


Mailing Address
Borough of Bridgeport
P.O. Box 148
Bridgeport, PA 19405

Street Address
Borough of Bridgeport - Borough Hall
63 W. 4th Street
Bridgeport, PA 19405


Borough Hall Office Hours
Bridgeport Borough Hall is open each weekday:

8:30am - 4:30pm

CLOSED FOR LUNCH: 1pm to 2pm

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