Board of Supervisors

The Township of Tilden is a second class township governed by a Board of Supervisors, who are elected for six year terms by the qualified voters of the Township. The Supervisors, elected during the odd-numbered years, serve both legislative and executive functions. Their powers and responsibilities include:

  • Charged with the general governance of the township and the execution of legislative, executive, and administrative powers in order to ensure sound fiscal management and to secure the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township.
  • Have the responsibility for maintenance of the Township owned equipment and facilities.
  • Enact ordinances for building, zoning, and the health, safety, and welfare of the residents.
Gene Schappel

Gene Schappell

Township Supervisor
Term ends 12/31/2027

Frederick Herman

Township Supervisor
Term ends 12/31/2025

Richard DeLong

Township Supervisor
Term ends 12/31/2029



Community Notification

This community notification is to make township residents aware that the public workshop meeting for this Friday, July 5th, 2024 at 9am has been canceled. Thank you.


Tilden Township is accepting applications for a temporary part-time office staff position.
Applications are available at the Township Office or via email: [email protected],
Monday – Thursday 9am – 3pm. Application deadline is Friday, May 31, 2024.

Northern Berks Joint Comprehensive Plan

The Northern Berks Joint Comprehensive Plan was resolved and enacted by the Tilden Township Board of Supervisors on February 9, 2022.

The members of the Northern Berks Joint Comprehensive Plan are; Hamburg and Shoemakersville Boroughs, and Tilden, Perry, Upper Bern, Upper Tulpehocken, and Winsdor Townships, and the Hamburg Area School District.

Please use the link below to be redirected to the Joint Comprehensive Plan.

Northern Berks Joint Comprehensive Plan

New burning ordinance

Effective March 13, 2023, the burning of yard waste will be prohibited in the R-3 and R-4 zoning districts.

The burning of rubbish is prohibited throughout the township.

Other general restrictions apply. There are exceptions for cooking and the burning of wood for limited recreational/religious/ceremonial uses.

These prohibitions are authorized by ordinance number 250 of 2023 that was passed on March 8th. This ordinance consolidates older ordinances into one ordinance and is now the burning ordinance for the township.

Click HERE for a copy of the new ordinance.

Our zoning map can be found by clicking HERE.

If you have any questions on the ordinance, please contact the township office at 610-562-7410.