Clerk of Courts

Provide the highest standard of service to the court system and public regarding administration of misdemeanor, felony and criminal matters according to court order and state law.

Clerk of Courts
 Berks County Courthouse
 633 Court Street, 4th Floor
 Reading, PA 19601
 Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  James P Troutman
Clerk of Courts

About Department

The Clerk of Courts prepares and maintains the records for the Criminal Division of the Court of Common Pleas.  The Clerk signs and affixes the Seal of the Courts to all writs and processes, administers oaths and affirmations, and assumes custody of the seal and records of the Court.  The Clerk certifies and distributes orders of the Court.  The Clerk also certifies and prepares bills of costs for the defendants and utilizes the computerized financial management system to disburse fines, costs and restitution.

Goals & Objectives

It is the goal of the Berks County Clerk of Courts Office to continue to provide the highest standard of service in the most efficient and cost effective manner and to stay abreast of new technology and modern business practices, thus keeping in step with private industry.