Welcome to South Bristol, NY

A Message from the Ontario County Board of Supervisors and the Town of South Bristol:

“Be prepared, not scared.”

Dear Friends,

This is an unsettling time for our country and our community, as we are in a public health emergency due to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Your elected leaders and public health officials are working around the clock to slow the spread of the virus and provide care to those who need it. It is important to remember that we need to be prepared, not scared. Heed the advice of public health experts who agree that the most effective way to “flatten the curve,” or slow the spread of the virus, is to practice social distancing. Below is some helpful information regarding COVID-19:

How can you be infected?

  • Coronavirus can spread from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Because these droplets can travel up to six feet, public health experts advise maintaining six feet of distance from others.
  • The virus can also remain on a surface or object and enter the body through the mouth, nose, or eyes. This is why it is important to wash your hands before touching your face.

How long does it take to show symptoms after being infected?

  • It takes 2 to 14 days to develop symptoms after exposure to the virus. The average is about 5 days.

What are the symptoms?

  • Fever
  • Dry cough
  • Shortness of breath

 When should you seek testing?

  • If you are exhibiting symptoms
  • If you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for the coronavirus
  • If you have recently traveled to one of the high-risk countries

 Except in the case of an emergency, please call your healthcare provider before seeking treatment in person.

 While it is normal to feel anxious, there are ways to take control of the situation and be prepared. I urge you to take the following precautions to keep yourself and our community safe.

  • Wash your hands often and for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Avoid physical contact like handshakes and hugs
  • Stay home if you feel sick
  • Avoid large crowds
  • Abstain from unnecessary travel

What is the difference between “Safer at Home” and “social distancing”?

Safer at home is a stricter form of social distancing. There are some differences. Safer at home means:

  • Stay home (stay unexposed and do not expose others)
  • Only go out for essential services
  • Stay six feet or more away from others
  • Don’t gather in groups

It is important during this national emergency that we unite as a community, follow the advice of experts, and take responsibility for our actions to #SlowTheSpread of coronavirus. For more information, visit coronavirus.health.ny.gov or call the NYS Novel Coronavirus Hotline at 1-888-364-3065.


Dan Marshall, Supervisor Town of South Bristol

How is the Corona Virus Affecting the Town of South Bristol?

Clearly the Corona Virus has had an effect on everyone. In South Bristol we have taken the precautionary steps needed to reduce the spread of the Virus. Following are some of the steps we have taken to help with this issue:

  1. South Bristol Town Hall doors will be closed until further notice. We will be happy to help you by appointment only via telephone 585-374-6341 or email.
  2. Some of our staff may be working from home, so we ask for your patience when you call the Town Hall.
  3. The Town Board is having virtual meetings with WebX. The Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals are having virtual meetings with Zoom. Please go to Important Documents and Notices, Board Meeting Agenda to join the meeting using link and meeting number.  The public notices are posted on the Community Bulletin Board.
  4. We are practicing “Social Distancing” at the Town Hall.
  5. Our Transfer Station remains open.
  6. To request a formal assessment grievance appointment, please email your request and deliver a completed grievance form RP-524 to the Town Assessor.

As residents of South Bristol, we are fortunate to have more open space to enjoy without having to mix with large groups of people. This is a wonderful opportunity to get out and enjoy the beauty that is South Bristol. Go for a walk and enjoy the scenery. We are being asked to stay home for a while, so enjoy it while you can.

Dan Marshall, Supervisor Town of South Bristol

Updated 5/14/2020



Grievance Form/// Grievance Instructions

2020 Special Collection Events

Transfer Station pass for Television or Computer Monitor available at the Town Clerk’s Office. $40.00 charge per unit.

Short Term Rental Local Law #2-2020

2020 ADOPTED Budget

2019 Noise Ordinance

2020 Tentative Assessment Roll

Everwilde Planned Development Application & SEQR Documents



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