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 Welcome to Berks County

Welcome to Berks County! Berks County is a combination of rich farm country, industry, beautiful parks, entertainment, and top-notch educational institutions. Whether you are interested in County services, the availability of our parks, tax rates, or other ​county information, this is the place to start.
Christian Y. Leinbach, Chair
Kevin S. Barnhardt, Vice Chair
Michael S. Rivera

 Announcements / News

  • Correctional Facility Project​

    The County of Berks has restarted the planning process to construct a new correctional facility to replace the existing County jail. Information and updates about the project can be found here.

  • Local Disaster Emergency Declaration

    County officials reinstated the local disaster emergency declaration on Dec. 30, 2021 to equip the County and its departments to respond quickly and effectively to resurgent COVID-19 issues.  The declaration is a direct response to the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases and the impact on healthcare and public safety services.

    Press Release | Emergency Declaration

  • Antietam Lake Park Deer Management Program

    A controlled hunt is underway at Antietam Lake Park to help reduce the deer population that is currently damaging the property through over-browsing.  The hunt is a joint venture between the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department and USDA Wildlife Services and will continue until Jan. 29, 2022.

    Learn More: Information SheetPress Release

  • ​Tri-County Rail Committee
    The Berks County Commissioners have pledged their support for pursuing the restoration of passenger rail service in Berks, Chester and Montgomery counties. A Tri-County Rail Committee with representatives from the three counties is meeting frequently to help move the project forward.

    Berks Alliance-funded study about the benefits of passenger rail service to Berks County.

  • Emergencies, Severe Weather, Traffic Alerts. Be among the first to find out and stay informed during an emergency.
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 COVID-19 & Vaccine Information


​For more information on COVID-19 or Vaccines, please visit the www.DoYourPartBerks.com website. 


 County Commissioners' Meetings

Public Meeting Information 

Please check the Online Public Meetings web page and/or County Public Meetings Calendar for the status of any County publicly advertised meetings.