Welcome to the County of Berks
Welcome to the Office of County Planning
  • ​All Berks County employees and anyone entering county buildings must wear a mask or they will be denied entrance. If you have questions related to COVID-19, you can visit the www.doyourpartberks.com website for more information.
If you have business with the Planning Commission, please contact our office to schedule an appointment at 610-478-6300.
David N. Hunter, Sr., AICP, Executive Director ​
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There will be a meeting of the Reading Area Transportation Study Coordinating Committee on Thursday, January 20, 2022 beginning at 1:00 p.m. as a virtual meeting using Microsoft Teams.  Information on how to participate in this meeting and provide comments, as well as meeting materials can be found by clicking here​​​
Decorative LinePennDOT LTAP 2022 Courses Now Available
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), in partnership with the Reading Area Transportation Study (RATS) and the Berks County Planning Commission (BCPC), is designed to help municipalities, which maintain over 68,000 miles of roadways, make the best use of their roadway maintenance dollars.  LTAP provides free technical information and proven technologies dealing with roadway maintenance and safety methods to meet the growing demands on municipal governments.

Six courses are being offered in 2022 in Berks County on a variety of current transportation subjects.  For more information, please click here​.  ​
Decorative LinePennDOT's Green Light-Go Funding Program Now Accepting Applications
PennDOT is currently accepting applications for the Green Light-Go Funding Program from now through January 14, 2022.  It is estimated that there will be approximately $40 million available in State Fiscal Year 2022-23 for the competitive application and reimbursement grant program for existing traffic signal improvements.  Projects awarded in this round must be completed by spring 2025.

For more information, visit PennDOT's website by clicking here​.  
Decorative LineBerks County Planning Commission Subdivision & LDP Endorsements
In an effort to provide the best service possible, the Berks County Planning Commission strongly recommends calling our office prior to arrival for endorsement of any subdivision and land development plans.  

To review the information our office needs to complete an endorsement, pursuant to the MPC, please click here.  

To view and print the Recorder of Deeds Plan Submission Form, please click here​
Decorative LineBerks County Planning Commission Annual Report

Check out the Berks County Planning Commission Annual Report for 2019 and 2020 by clicking here​​.

Decorative LineBCPC Residential Development Report 2015-2020
Check out the Berks County Planning Commission's report on endorsed and un-endorsed residential development for 2015-2020 by clicking here​.
Decorative LineDreibelbis Station Bridge Rehabilitation
Check out the video to view the rehabilitation of the historic Dreibelbis Station Covered Bridge spanning the Maiden Creek between Greenwich and Windsor Townships.


Check out our video showing us doing our part to Stop the Spread!  Click the image or link above to watch the video on YouTube.
Decorative LineBerks County Source Water Protection Program
Protecting our drinking water supplies through cooperative efforts.
The Mount Penn Master Plan Now Available! Visit this website to view the Master Plan and to learn more about the Mount Penn Preserve events, meetings, and initiatives.
Decorative LineFarmers' Markets Presentation: Presented during the August 9, 2017 Planning Commission meeting. Click to view--Supermarket/Grocery Store map (pdf), Farmers Markets (pdf), SNAP Approved Retailers (pdf), Accessibility for Low Income Areas (pdf), Google Map of Farmers' Markets, and the Presentation (pdf).
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The Berks County Planning Commission serves as the area-wide planning organization for Berks County. The Commission provides a regional blueprint for land use, transportation and community facilities. It assists local units of government with development and preservation activities and provides guidance to the Berks County Board of Commissioners and other departments of county government. The Commission and its professional staff also serve as community advisors for modern planning practices and advocates for sound regional growth management. Finally, since the Commission is involved with a range of activities with a number of partners, it plays a very important coordinating role in community development issues and projects.

Contact Information

Berks County Planning Commission
Berks County Services Center 14th Floor
633 Court Street
Reading, PA 19601
Phone: 610-478-6300
Fax: 610-478-6316
Hours:  Monday thru Fri, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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