Assessment

The mission of the Real Estate Department is to maintain the quality of services that are offered to taxpayers, municipalities and school districts of Berks County

CONTACT 
 

Office 
Phone 
Fax 
E-mail 
 Assessment Office
 Berks County Services Center
 633 Court Street, 3rd Floor
 Reading, PA 19601
 Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 610.478.6262
 610.478.6261
 
assessment@countyofberks.com

 

 Assessment Highlights 

Assessment Appeal Notice
Contains information on clarifying assessments & the appeal procedure
 
Assessment FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
What is an assessment?  How calculated?  etc.
 
Berks County Assessment Parcel Search
Use the parcel search to research property owner information by Name, Address, or Parcel Number

 
School & Municipal Contacts
 
Berks County School Secretaries
Berks County Municipal Secretaries 

Berks County Tax Information 

Berks County Municipal Tax Collectors 
Berks County Municipal Tax Rates 

TAX MAPS (See Mapping for additional map information)
 
Forms
 
Exemption Appeal Application
Required form to request tax exempt status, example: Churches, government, schools, non-profit agencies, etc.
 

Appeal Form

Required form to appeal a property assessment.  The appeal form is a two page document.  It is important to read and complete both pages. 
 
Appellant must provide one copy of all evidence submitted to be retained within the appeal file.

The appeal and filing fee must be received by the filing deadline.  The appeal and any attachments may be filed by mail or in person at the above address.  Appeal forms may not be sent via e-mail or fax.

NOTE: The open appeal period to file a Regular Appeal is July 1 to August 15.
 

Change of Address Form
Required form to change mailing address
 

Mobile Home Activity Report

Required form for mobile home park owners to report changes in ownership.
 
Additional Info
 
Act 319: Clean & Green (Deadline for the submission of applications is required in the Assessment Office by June 1 in order to be considered for the following year's taxes).
 

Homestead/Farmstead Exclusion

Forms may be obtained by contacting your school district. Please note that the Assessment Office does not provide these forms. See list of school districts to obtain the necessary forms.

Should you need assistance in completing the form contact the Berks County Homestead Office at 610.478.6262 EXT 5252. For more information, please visit the
PA Department of Education's web site which offers an online presentation on Property Tax Relief.


 
About Department
The main responsibility of the Real Estate Office is to make sure that all assessments are fair and equitable.  The Assessment Office maintains ownership and assessments records for parcels within Berks County and ensures that all new construction is measured, described and assessed.  The Assessment Office works with property owners, municipalities, tax collectors and school districts concerning assessments.