In 1886 Telford, located in Bucks County, was incorporated as borough.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the office hours for the Borough office?

The Telford Borough office is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  Please note the Borough will be closed for the following remaining holidays in 2021:

Thanksgiving Observed - November 25 & 26, 2021

Christmas Holiday Observed - December 23 & 24, 2021


Where do I vote if I live in Telford Borough? 

WARD #1 – Telford Borough, Bucks County Residents vote at the Telford Borough Community Building, located at 125 South Hamilton Street. 

WARD #2Telford Borough, Montgomery County Residents vote at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, located at 107 West Lincoln Avenue. 


What do I need to do if I'm selling my home?

A Use and Occupancy (U&O) inspection is required prior to the sale of residential or commercial properties, or prior to a change of ownership. The purpose of this inspection is to verify that the current or proposed use of the property complies with Zoning and Building Codes.

The application fee for a U&O is $50.00 for residential properties and $75.00 for commercial properties. 

This U&O inspection should be completed 30 days prior to the scheduled settlement/change of ownership, in order to allow enough time to address any items that come up during the inspection. The U&O application is below, along with the inspection checklist that the inspector will have with him when he comes for the appointment.  Both forms are also available at the Borough Office.

Telford Borough Use & Occupancy Inspection Application

Telford Borough Use & Occupancy Inspection Checklist


What do I need a permit for?

  • Curb & Sidewalk - Click HERE for a Curb & Sidewalk Permit Application (public sidewalk)
  • Click HERE for a Building Permit Application prior to doing one of the following:
    • New Construction or Additions/Renovations/Alternations
    • Plumbing
    • New Roof or Roof Repair
    • Signs
    • Decks
    • Patios
    • All Pools
    • Electrical
    • Heating/Air conditioning
    • Fences
    • Sheds
    • Roof Mounted Solar Panels
    • Demolition
    Permits are not required for siding or replacement windows.


What is required if I have rental property in the Borough?

Landlords are required to furnish the names of tenants living in their rental properties. Any changes in tenants are to be reported within ten days after the change in occupancy. The form is available at the Borough Office or may be printed from the link below:

Landlord Tenant Change/Update Form


What maintenance is required for a property in Telford Borough?

FENCES - Should not exceed 6 ft in height. Corner lots require special consideration to avoid blocking visibility at intersections.

GRASS - Regular mowing required so as not to exceed six inches.

RECYCLING / TRASH REMOVAL - Residents are required to recycle. Property owners are responsible for the removal of trash and recyclables through a trash hauler of their choice.

SNOW REMOVAL - Sidewalks must be cleared within 24 hours after cessation of snow. Clear a path of at least 30 inches wide.

SUMP PUMPS - Sump pumps cannot be discharged to sanitary sewer.

TREES / SHRUBS - Trees must be trimmed to a height of 8 feet over sidewalks and away from street signs and stop signs. Shrubbery must be trimmed to avoid overhanging onto sidewalks.

CURB / SIDEWALK - Property owners are responsible for the construction or replacement of curb and sidewalk. Deteriorated curb and sidewalk will be required to be replaced prior to any scheduled road reconstruction projects.









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