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Berks Connections / Pre-Trial ServicesBCPS is a nonprofit organization that provides both pretrial services and reentry programming for inmates and returning citizens, as well as services for their children and loved ones.
Berks County Assessment OfficeThe Assessment Office maintains ownership and assessments records for parcels within Berks County and ensures that all new construction is measured, described and assessed.
Berks County Court of Common Pleas – Court AdministrationBerks County Court Administration provides technical assistance and administrative support to the Court of Common Pleas judges, magisterial district judges and the various departments of the Court.
Berks County District Attorneys’ OfficeThe Berks County District Attorney's Office works closely with local police departments, state and federal law enforcement to ensure the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are upheld and that our citizens are protected.
Berks County Domestic Relations OfficeThe Berks County Domestic Relations Section is responsible for working with families to establish and collect support for children and spouses.
Berks County Election ServicesAdministers Voter Registration and conducts Elections in accordance with Federal and State voter registration and election laws, maintains boundary maps and processes nomination petitions, Absentee, Alternative and Provisional Ballots.
Berks County Family CourtOfficial site for the Office of the Berks County Family Court. Contains information related to custody, divorce, mediation and Protection from Abuse (PFA) filings.
Berks County Jail SystemThe Berks County Jail System is intended to establish a secure institutional environment that provides protection and safety for the citizens, staff and the legally incarcerated, while meeting the standards of the ACA and the Commonwealth.
Berks County ProthonotaryThe Prothonotary is the Chief Clerk for all filings related to Civil Cases, Equity actions, Judgments, Federal and Local Tax Liens, City Liens, Family matters, Arbitrations, and Appeals, as well as accepting Passport Applications.
Berks County Recorder of DeedsThe Recorder of Deeds is the custodian of all county deeds, mortgages, and real estate transactions, records UCC liens, subdivision and land development plans, highway maps, Notary Public commissions, renewals and changes, and military discharge papers.
Berks County Register of WillsThe Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphan's Court serves as a dual officeholder determining if a document offered for probate is the last will of the decedent, as well as maintaining records of adoptions, guardianships, and issuing marriage licenses.
Berks County Sheriff’s OfficeThe Sheriff 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.
Berks County Treasurer’s OfficeThe Treasurer collects real estate taxes and disburses all County funds, issues licenses for small games of chance, bingo, hunting, fishing, dogs, motorboats, and pistol permits (in conjunction with hunting and fishing).
Berks County Veterans Affairs OfficeThe Department of Veterans Affairs administers benefit programs and provides assistance services pertaining to claims of the veterans of Berks County and their dependent widows / widowers and orphans.
PA Air National GuardPennsylvania Air National Guard, in addition to flying operations, provides combat support, capability in the areas of engineering, communication, air traffic control, weather forecasting, close air support and other air mission disciplines.
PA Attorney GeneralThe Attorney General is the state’s top law enforcement official, with a responsibility to protect and serve the Commonwealth, to investigate drug trafficking, child predators, organized crime, public corruption, insurance fraud and other violations.
PA Board of Probation and ParoleThe Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole has the responsibility to parole, recommit for violations of parole, and to discharge from parole offenders sentenced to two years or more and offenders requested by the court for special probation.
PA CareerLinkPA CareerLink offers career development services for job seekers and recruitment for employers.
PA Civil Service CommissionThe Commission is responsible for administering the Commonwealth’s merit system of employment by promoting, recruiting and maintaining a qualified workforce at the state and local levels based solely upon abilities and qualifications to perform jobs.
PA Department of AgingThe Department of Aging is responsible for the administration of all Aging programs and services for the Commonwealth. Promotes prevention and protection for older Pennsylvanians.
PA Department of AgricultureThe PA Department of Agriculture encourages, protects and promotes agriculture and related industries while providing consumer protection through inspection services that impact the health and financial security of Pennsylvania's citizens.
PA Department of Banking and SecuritiesThe mission of Pennsylvania’s Department of Banking and Securities is to regulate financial services and work to ensure consumers and businesses are well-informed about the marketplace.
PA Department of Community and Economic DevelopmentThe DCED mission is to foster opportunities for businesses to grow and for communities to succeed and thrive; to improve the quality of life for PA citizens while assuring transparency and accountability in the expenditure of public funds.
PA Department of Conservation and Natural ResourcesThe DCNR is responsible for maintaining and protecting state parks and forests, providing information on ecological and geologic resources, and establishing community conservation partnerships to benefit PA’s open spaces, and natural areas.
PA Department of CorrectionsThe DOC is responsible for overseeing operations of state correctional institutions, a motivational boot camp, community corrections centers, contract facilities, and a training academy. County prisons in PA are not under the jurisdiction of the DOC.
PA Department of Drug and Alcohol ProgramsThe DDAP mission is to engage, coordinate and lead the Commonwealth’s effort to prevent and reduce drug, alcohol and gambling addiction and abuse; and to promote recovery, thereby reducing the human and economic impact of the disease.
PA Department of EducationThe mission of the Department of Education is to ensure that every learner has access to a world-class education system that academically prepares children and adults to succeed as productive citizens.
PA Department of Environmental ProtectionThe Department of Environmental Protection's mission is to protect Pennsylvania's air, land and water from pollution and to provide for the health and safety of its citizens through a cleaner environment.
PA Department of General ServicesDGS provides shared services to support business operations of all agencies of the Commonwealth, serving local governments, non-profits and the public by handling insurance claims, distributing surplus property, and providing police and security services.
PA Department of HealthThe Department of Health’s mission is to promote healthy lifestyles, prevent injury and disease, and to assure the safe delivery of quality health care for all Commonwealth citizens.
PA Department of Human ServicesThe Department of Human Services’ mission is to improve the quality of life for Pennsylvania’s individuals and families, to promote opportunities for independence through services and supports while demonstrating accountability for taxpayer resources.
PA Department of InsuranceThe PA Insurance Department’s responsibility is to administer laws as they pertain to the regulation of the insurance industry in order to protect insurance consumers.
PA Department of Labor and IndustryThe Department of Labor and Industry administers benefits to unemployed individuals, oversees the administration of workers' compensation benefits, and provides vocational rehabilitation to individuals with disabilities.
PA Department of Military & Veterans AffairsProvides resources and assistance to veterans and their families, and providing quality care for aging and disabled veterans.
PA Department of RevenueThe Pennsylvania Department of Revenue's mission is to fairly, efficiently, and accurately administer the tax laws and other revenue programs of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
PA Department of StateThe PA Department of State encourages the highest standards of ethics in elections, campaign finance, lobbying disclosure, notarization, professional and occupational licensure, corporate registration, charitable solicitation, boxing, wrestling and MMA.
PA Department of TransportationPennDOT oversees programs and policies affecting highways, transportation, airports, railroads, ports, and waterways. PennDOT also administers the state's vehicle registrations, driver's licenses, and oversees safety and emission inspection programs.
PA Emergency Management AgencyThe Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency helps communities and citizens mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other human made disasters.
PA Fish and Boat CommissionThe mission of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is to protect, conserve, and enhance the Commonwealth's aquatic resources and provide fishing and boating opportunities
PA Game CommissionThe PA Game Commission’s mission is to manage Pennsylvania's wild birds and mammals and to maintain their habitats for current and future generations.
PA Gaming Control BoardThe Gaming Board protects the public interest by ensuring the integrity of legalized gaming through laws, regulations, and the licensing of individuals and entities, to deliver revenue, assist the horse racing industry, and enhance tourism.
PA Higher Education Assistance AgencyPHEAA is one of the nation's leading student aid organizations, and is a national provider of student financial aid services, serving students and schools through its loan guaranty, loan servicing, financial aid, outreach, and other student aid programs.
PA Housing Finance AgencyThe HFA strives to make PA a better place to live while fostering community and economic development by providing the capital for decent, safe, and affordable homes for older adults, persons of modest means, and those with special housing needs.
PA Human Relations CommissionThe Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission enforces state laws that prohibit discrimination:  the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act; and the Pennsylvania Fair Educational Opportunities Act.
PA Liquor Control Board (PLCB)The PLCB regulates Pennsylvania’s beverage alcohol industry, and promotes social responsibility and alcohol education. The PLCB regulates the manufacture, importation, sale, distribution and disposition of alcoholic beverages.
PA Municipal Retirement SystemThe Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement System helps Pennsylvania’s local governments secure the future retirement of their employees by providing pension administration services through a plan tailored to the participants’ and sponsor’s requirements.
PA National Guard (PANG)The Pennsylvania Army National Guard is a reserve component of the United States Army and plays an important role in the nation's defense and supporting the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in times of need.
PA Office of Open RecordsThe Mission of the Office of Open Records is to implement and enforce the state’s Right-to-Know Law and serve as a source for citizens, agencies, public officials and members of the media in obtaining public records of their government.
PA Public Employee Retirement CommissionThe Department of the Auditor General has assumed the responsibility of the Municipal Pension Reporting. Please visit their site at http://www.paauditor.gov/municipal-pension-reporting.
PA Public School Employees' Retirement SystemThe Board of Trustees and the employees of the Public School Employees Retirement System serve its members by effectively managing the resources of the System.
PA Public Utility CommissionThe Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission balances the needs of consumers and utilities; ensures safe and reliable utility service at reasonable rates; and fosters new technologies and competitive markets in an environmentally sound manner.
PA State Constable's OfficeThe constable's job is to enforce the law and carry it out. Constables have the right to arrest by warrant and conduct warrantless arrests for felonies and breaches of the peace, including felony violations of the drug laws.
PA State Employees' Retirement SystemSERS’ mission is to provide retirement benefits and services to members through sound administration and prudent investments.
PA State Ethics CommissionThe Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission is an independent state agency charged with the responsibility of enforcing the Ethics Act.  The Ethics Act applies to public officials and public employees.
PA State PoliceThe Pennsylvania State Police has jurisdiction in all political subdivisions in PA. Criminal Investigation and support services take one-third of the total on-duty time, with the balance devoted to traffic enforcement and public safety services.
PA TreasuryThe Pennsylvania Treasury is responsible for safeguarding and managing the state's financial assets. It uses taxes and other sources of revenue collected by the state to make payments on behalf of state government
PA Turnpike CommissionThe PA Turnpike Commission strives to operate a safe, reliable, customer-valued toll road system that supports national mobility and commerce.
Pennsylvania Bulletin OnlineThe PA Bulletin Online includes: Statewide and local court rules; the Governor's Proclamations and Executive Orders; Actions by the General Assembly; Rulemakings by State agencies; Proposed Rulemakings by State agencies; and State agency notices.
Pennsylvania CodeThe PA Code is an official publication of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It contains regulations and other documents filed with the Legislative Reference Bureau in 55 titles.
Unofficial Purdon's Pennsylvania Statues from WestLawThis site provides free access to both the consolidated and unconsolidated Purdon’s PA Statutes and Constitution, as compiled and maintained by the editorial staff of Thomson Reuters, and made available by agreement of the PA Legislative Reference Bureau.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives JournalThis site contains a record of actions taken by the PA House of Representatives.
Pennsylvania Senate JournalThis site contains a record of actions taken by the PA Senate.
PA Unified Judicial System of PennsylvaniaCentralized site for the Pennsylvania Courts
U.S. Air ForceThe mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the AF has a vision:  to provide compelling air, space, and cyber capabilities for use by the combatant commanders.
U.S. ArmyThe U.S. Army’s mission is to fight and win our Nation’s wars by providing prompt, sustained land dominance across the full range of military operations and spectrum of conflict in support of combatant commanders.
U.S. Army Corps of EngineersThe Army Corp of Engineers delivers vital public and military engineering services by partnering in peace and war to strengthen our Nation’s security, energize the economy and reduce risks from disasters.
U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Eastern DistrictBankruptcy laws help people unable to pay their creditors get a fresh start by liquidating assets to pay debts or by creating a repayment plan. These laws also protect troubled businesses and provide for distributions to creditors.
U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and ExplosivesThe ATF investigates/prevents federal offenses involving: unlawful use, manufacture, and possession of firearms and explosives; of arson and bombings; illegal trafficking of alcohol and tobacco products.
U.S. Census BureauThe Census Bureau's mission is to serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.
U.S. Centers for Disease ControlThe CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S.
U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ServicesThe Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is part of the Department of Health and Human Services. Programs we administer include: Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Health Insurance Marketplace.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration ServicesUSCIS is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States.
U.S. Coast GuardThe mission of the United States Coast Guard is to ensure our Nation's maritime safety, security and stewardship.
U.S. Commission on Civil RightsThe Commission on Civil Rights strives to inform the development of civil rights policy and help enforce civil rights laws by studying alleged deprivations of voting rights and alleged discrimination, or in the administration of justice.
U.S. CourtsThe judicial branch decides the constitutionality of federal laws and resolves other disputes about federal laws.
U.S. Department of DefenseThe mission of the Department of Defense is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and to protect the security of our country. The department's headquarters is at the Pentagon.
U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesIt is the mission of the HHS to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services.
U.S. Department of Homeland SecurityThe DOHS was established to secure the nation from the many threats we face with jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector.
U.S. Department of Immigration and Customs EnforcementThe primary mission of ICE is to promote homeland security and public safety through the criminal and civil enforcement of federal laws governing border control, customs, trade and immigration.
U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Consular Affairs (Passports)The Bureau of Consular Affairs is the public face of the Department of State and is responsible for the protection of U.S. citizens abroad, the issuance of passports, for the protection of U.S. borders and facilitation of legitimate travel to the U.S.
U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsThe Department of Veteran’s Affairs strives to fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's veterans.
U.S. Food and Drug AdministrationThe FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.
U.S. House of RepresentativesThe U.S. House makes and passes federal laws. The House is one of Congress’s two chambers (with the U.S. Senate), and part of the government’s legislative branch. The representatives proportionally represent the population of the 50 states.
U.S. Internal Revenue ServiceThe IRS Mission:  To provide America's taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and enforce the law with integrity and fairness to all.
U.S. Marine CorpsThe Marine Corps defends the people of the United States at home and abroad. To do that, we make Marines who win our nation’s battles and return as quality citizens.
U.S. National GuardThe Army National Guard has a federal obligation, which is to maintain properly trained and equipped units, available for prompt mobilization for war, national emergency, or as otherwise needed.
U.S. NavyThe mission of the Navy is to maintain, train and equip combat-ready Naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas.
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory CommissionThe NRC regulates commercial nuclear power plants and other uses of nuclear materials, such as in nuclear medicine, through licensing, inspection and enforcement of its requirements.
U.S. Postal ServiceThe Postal Service provides postal services to bind the Nation together through the personal, educational, literary, and business correspondence of the people; to provide prompt, reliable, and efficient services to patrons in all areas; to render postal s
U.S. SenateThe Senate, together with the U.S. House of Representatives, makes up the Congress. After a measure passes in the House, it goes to the Senate for consideration. A bill must pass both bodies in the same form before it can be presented to the President for
U.S. Social Security AdministrationSocial Security has provided financial protection with retirement, disability, and survivors benefits, and anti-poverty programs.
U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyThe mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment
Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of PennsylvaniaThe Disciplinary Board oversees attorneys licensed to practice in Pennsylvania. The Board administers private and public reprimands to attorneys and enforces rules.
PA Law HelpPA Law Help is a guide to legal information and free civil legal services for low-income persons and seniors in Pennsylvania. Here you can locate information on a variety of legal issues, as well as information on how to contact legal assistance programs