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


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.

Kelly Toyota donates funds to Tilden Township

We would like to thank Kelly Toyota of Tilden Township for graciously donating an additional $3,000 for the Tilden Playground and $6,000 to the Tilden Township Police Department.

Supervisor Frederick Herman accepted the checks on behalf of the Board of Supervisors from John Bobo, the Kelly Toyota general manager.

Public Hearing Notice for August 10, 2022



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Supervisors of Tilden Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at the Tilden Township Municipal Building, 874 Hex Highway, Hamburg, Pennsylvania 19526, to consider the request for approval of an intermunicipal transfer of a liquor license made by CBOCS Pennsylvania, LLC which is owned and operated by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (“Cracker Barrel”). Cracker Barrel is seeking approval for the transfer of Pennsylvania Restaurant Liquor License No. R 16224 currently owned by Shanesville Tavern, Inc. in Earl Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, for use at the property located at 21 Industrial Drive, Hamburg, Pennsylvania 19526, Property ID No. 84448504710354, pursuant to Section 461(b.3) of the Pennsylvania Liquor Code, 47 P.S. §4-461(b.3).

The Township Board of Supervisors may render a decision regarding this matter at its regular meeting commencing immediately following this public hearing, or at a subsequent public meeting of the Board of Supervisors.

All interested parties and all citizens with standing who appear will have an opportunity to be heard at the time of the hearing. If you require special accommodations in order to attend, please call Tilden Township at 610-562-7410. The Township will make every reasonable effort to accommodate you.

Joan E. London, Esquire
Solicitor, Tilden Township
Berks County, Pennsylvania