Welcome to the Clerk of Courts Office

Mission Statement: 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.

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 and 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.


Berks County Private Detectives

Constables (Coming Soon)

How to pay on Court imposed fines, costs, and restitution


Berks County Clerk of Courts
633 Court Street - 4th Floor
Reading, PA 19601

Phone: 610-478-6550
FAX: 610-478-6570

James P. Troutman
Berks County
Clerk of Courts



James P. Troutman
Clerks of Courts

Beth A. Hartman
Chief Deputy

Denise L. Yocum
Office Manager

Beth A. Bond
Administrative Assistant

James M. Polyak, Esq.