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The mission of the Berks County Sheriff’s Department is to promote a safe environment for our community.
Eric J. Weaknecht, Sheriff

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The Berks County Sheriff's Department receives over 10,000 pieces of civil process each year. This number does not include the thousands of tax sale documents that are processed and served through our office yearly. This division is comprised of an Real Estate Administrator and 10 staff members. It is responsible for processing sheriff's sales, protections from abuse orders, civil complaints, tax notices and the issuing of the Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms. As well as issuing all photo ID's for county employees.

Civil Process Division
Contact information:
Jennifer DeFrees
Real Estate Administrator
610.478.6240 Ext 3211
Berks County Sheriff's Costs for Civil Process
*Checks should be made payable to Eric J. Weaknecht, Sheriff*
 Civil Services Filed in Prothonotary's Office *
Deposit for 1-3 Defendants:
Additional fee for each
additional Defendant:

 Civil Services Out of County / Out of State

Deposit $100.00

 Personal Property Filed in Prothonotary's Office
Deposit $300.00 
Personal Property Filed in District Justice Office 
Deposit $300.00
 Real Estate

Deposit $2,500.00 

**If you have more than 5 defendants call BCSD
for fee**

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 * Deputized Services: 
Contact County where service is to be made for costs


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Please provide (2) copies when Filing
Please complete one form per Defendant
This form MUST be Filed within 10 days from date of Sheriff's Sale              $10.00 Filing Fee
Sheriff's Department Personal Property Claim (Sheriff Interpleader)
$45.00 fee must accompany the filing of this claim.