Welcome to the County of Berks
Welcome to the Sheriff's Office
  • Berks County COVID-19 Help Center - email at COVID@countyofberks.com or call 610-320-6150. Staff will be answering phones and responding to emails seven days a week between the hours of 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM. Multilingual services are available. If a person has a Social Service question or need they should call 211. If a person is experiencing a medical emergency, they should call 911.
ATTENTION:
Berks County has joined the growing list of Pennsylvania counties now under a stay-at-home order as the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise both locally and statewide.
 
To be incompliance with the recent Stay-at-Home Order issued we will be closing the Airport Substation until further notice.
 
Please visit our website, Smartphone App or Facebook Page for updates as they become available.
 
Stay safe,
 
Eric J. Weaknecht, Berks County Sheriff
 
SPECIAL NOTICE OF THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE OF BERKS COUNTY
Pursuant to Court Order of March 19, 2020, the Sheriff’s Sale scheduled for
April 9, 2020 is hereby continued and scheduled in the usual course on
Friday, May 8, 2020.
By virtue of various executions issued out of the Court of Common Pleas of Berks County, Pa. directed to the Sheriff, there will be sold at Public Venue or Outcry, on
May 8, 2020 at 10:00 o’clock A.M.
AUDITORIUM, SECOND FLOOR, BERKS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
 633 COURT STREET, READING, PENNSYLVANIA
the previously advertised Real Estate.
 
Mission
 
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, Court, Patrol, Central Booking, K-9 and Warrants.
  
 

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Contact Information

Address
Sheriff's Office
Berks County Courthouse
633 Court Street, 3rd Floor
Reading, PA  19601
Phone: 610-478-6240
Fax: 610-478-6222
Hours
Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closed Holidays
 
Firearms License Unit
Phone: 610-478-6240 ext. 3265
Hours

Courthouse:
Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(Closed 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)


Substation: (located at the Reading Airport)-
Mon-Fri, 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
(Closed 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)