Welcome to the County of Berks
Berks County Treasurer's Office

DEPARTMENTAL OPERATIONS:

Department Contact Info:

Phone: 610-478-6640
Email: treasurer@countyofberks.com

  • ​All Berks County employees and anyone entering county buildings must wear a mask or they will be denied entrance.  If you have questions related to COVID-19, you may email them to COVID@countyofberks.com or visit www.doyourpartberks.com.

IMPORTANT NO​TICES:

 
 
 
2021 Real Estate Tax Bill Information
 
The Berks County Treasurer’s Office sent the 2021 Real Estate tax bills to the post office on Feb. 23 to be mailed to recipients. Due to the reported delays with the U.S. Postal Service throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the treasurer’s office sent the bills earlier than in previous years and wants to make the public aware of important information regarding the 2021 Real Estate tax bills. For more information, see the full press release.
 
 
 
 
 
The 2021 Real Estate Tax Bills were sent to the owners of all Berks County properties, including tax-exempt properties, as part of the Treasurer's Office's transition to a new system. The bills for exempt properties indicate that no amount is due for that property. The bills were sent to all properties to allow property owners to review and confirm their data is correct within the new system. If the information is not correct, the property owner should contact the Treasurer's Office at treasurer@countyofberks.com or call (610) 478-6640, ext. 5648. For more information, see the full press release and/or graphic.
 
 
 
We are currently in the penalty period for the 
2021 Real Estate Tax.  Tax bills not paid by December 31, 2021 will be turned over to Tax Claim and are subject to additional fees.
 
 
 
 
 
2022 Dog Licenses will be available
December 1, 2021
 

 

​HOLIDAY HOURS:
 ​December 23, 2021 - Office closes at 12:00 p.m.
December 31, 2021 - Office closes at 2:00 p.m.
 
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Due to the rapid spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), effective March 18, 2020, the Berks County Treasurer’s office and Berks County Tax Claim Bureau are:
 
 OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
 
  
 

Effective March 13, 2020, the Berks County Treasurer’s office and the Berks County Tax Claim Bureau will:

 
 
 
 NO LONGER ACCEPT CASH
 
  
 
Acceptable forms of payment are: Check or Money Order Only
 
 

There are no exceptions to this policy

 
 We recommend mailing payments or utilizing our drop box located at the entrance to the Service Center Building (immediately upon entering the turn-style doors). Enclose your payment in an envelope with your name, phone number, and list your bill number or parcel number to ensure your account is credited accurately.
 
  
 

(Money Orders and Checks that are returned to us from the bank will be charged a $30 service fee.)​

 

Drop Box Hours:  

Courthouse is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week

 

Services Center Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

 
 Please contact our office with questions at 610-478-6640 or
 
  
 
Thank you for your understanding.
 
 
 
 
 
  
Pursuant to Resolution 154-02 passed by the County Commissioners:
All checks returned for insufficient funds will be assessed a $30.00 service charge.

 
Address:
Berks County Treasurer
Services Center, 2nd Floor
633 Court Street
Reading, PA 19601
Phone: ​610.478.6640
Fax: 610.478.6644
Hours: ​Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Mission Statement
Maximize the return of investments held by the County according to statute and required regulation.
 
Goals & Objectives
 
The goals and objectives of the Treasurer’s Office are to complete the final phase of the comprehensive computerization plan of installing a state of the art laser check printing system, the interconnections of all 72 tax collectors on an online system maintained by the County, and bulk mailing of bar code process of approximately 160,000 pieces and individual tax notices.
 
About The Department
 
The Treasurer is the custodian of the County money. He collects real estate taxes, fees and receipts to disburse all funds after authorization by the Controller and the Commissioners. This department also issues licenses for Bingo, Small Games of Chance, hunting, fishing, dogs, boats, and pistol permits (when used in conjunction with hunting and fishing). We also manage hotel tax for all hotels within the County limits.