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Welcome to Brecknock Township

Township Board of Supervisors 

Chairman, Jeffrey M. Fiant 
Vice Chairman, Richard K. Burkhart
Supervisor, F. Mark Weber

Township Building

Brecknock Township is a Township of the second class governed by a Board of Supervisors who are elected at large by the qualified voters of the Township for terms of six years each. Their responsibilities include setting of policy, approval of expenditures, budgets, subdivisions and zoning changes, care of roads and bridges, hiring of personnel, and appointing members to various boards and commissions.
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Resident Complaints
Please use this attached form to record and report possible violations or concerns related to any Township Ordinance or Regulation that you observe.
Please return to Brecknock Township Municipal Building during Normal Business Hours or Email it to:
Mailbox Bases
If you are considering making changes to your mailbox base construction, please contact the Twp. zoning officer to make sure that what you want to do is acceptable.
Brecknock Township Fire Company Reflective Address Markers
Click on the below link to download an order form for Reflective Address Markers from the Brecknock Township Fire Company.

NOTICE:  An “Early History and Biographical Annals of Brecknock Township” compiled by Evans Goodling is available for purchase at the Township office at a total cost of $79.50.  Checks should be made payable to “Berks History Center”.

Medication Drop Box
Brecknock Township now has a medication drop box located in the Police Department for free disposal of unused, unwanted or expired medications.  The program is free and ID is not required.  All medication should be placed in the original containers and packaging with personal information blacked out.  We cannot accept loose pills not in containers or bags, syringes, thermometers, bloody or infectious waste, medication from businesses, hydrogen peroxide and cleaning agents, aerosol cans and inhalers.  For more information you can log onto or call (610)376-8669.
BerksAlert Mass Notification System.

The Department of Emergency Services is pleased to announce the roll out of a new upgraded BerksAlert mass notification system.

During serious emergencies, public safety officials will release information by using the BERKS ALERT program. The message will then be delivered to the devices that are registered in the system. While the most important messaging, such as that related to disaster response actions, will be sent to any device registered, individuals participating in the system may also "opt-in" to certain other categories about which they desire notifications. These categories include severe weather watches, amber alerts, road closures, and general community news.

When an individual registers for this service, they will be prompted to enter their home address and the address of other locations of interest (such as a child’s day care center, school, or a place of business).. Alerts that are appropriate to these locations of interest will then be sent to the subscriber’s registered device(s).

Get local alerts about emergencies, severe weather, and road closures on your cell or email. When situations arise in Berks County that may affect you and your family, Berks Alert lets local officials notify you quickly.

To register, go to, select,Berks Alert, select register now and follow the subscriber registration instructions provided for you on the berks alert page.

Should you have any questions or need assistance registering, please contact the berks alert team at or by calling 610-374-4800.

Occupancy Permits
“Occupancy Permits are required for new structures and resale of existing properties and will require that a reflective address marker be placed at the end of the driveway or entrance to the property if one does not already exist.  The purpose is to assist emergency responders when called to an address in Brecknock Township.”
In addition the following is now required:   a smoke detector on each floor level and in the bedroom area(s); a smoke detector in each room utilized or that could be utilized for sleeping purposes; a carbon monoxide detector in the hallway adjacent to the bedrooms if there is an attached garage and/or if the residence has a fuel fired appliance.
Click on above title to download a copy of the ordinance.