Berks County Sheriff's Office
Eric J. Weaknecht, Sheriff
Change in Gun Permit Office hours:
Starting Monday, July 7, 2014 the Gun Permit Office located at 633 Court Street, 3rd Floor, Reading, Pa will be
open from 8:30am to 4:30pm
CLOSING from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.
Hours will remain the same for the Remote Locations and Airport Substation.
The mission of the Berks County Sheriff's Office is to promote a safe environment for our community.
About Sheriff's Office
The Berks County Sheriff's Office is staffed with 107 full-time employees, operates a fleet of 30 vehicles and occupies three floors of the Berks County Courthouse. The office is responsible for elements of criminal court, civil court, enforcement of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code and Motor Vehicle Code, and has a licensing issuance and enforcement function. The office service area not only includes all of Berks County but is often required to travel the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the entire United States. The office services tens of thousands of civil customers in the county and handles over 12,000 criminal defendants each year. The Sheriff's Office is organized into 6 Divisions: Civil
, Central Booking