Welcome to the County of Berks
Berks County Treasurer's Office
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IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Due to the rapid spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), effective March 18, 2020 through March 31, 2020; the Berks County Treasurer’s office and the Berks County Tax Claim Bureau will be:

CLOSED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC

Effective March 13, 2020, the Berks County Treasurer’s office and the Berks County Tax Claim Bureau will:

NO LONGER ACCEPT CASH

Acceptable forms of payment are: Check or Money Order Only

There are no exceptions to this policy

We recommend mailing payments or utilizing our drop box located at the entrance to the Service Center Building (immediately upon entering the turn-style doors). Enclose your payment in an envelope with your name, phone number, and list your bill number or parcel number to ensure your account is credited accurately.

(Money Orders and Checks that are returned to us from the bank will be charged a $30 service fee.)​

Please contact our office with questions at 610-478-6640 or via email treasurer@county​of​berks.com.

Thank you for your understanding.
New hours for the Treasurer's Office will take effect on
July 1, 2019.
Our office will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 
Pursuant to Resolution 154-02 passed by the County Commissioners:
All checks returned for insufficient funds will be assessed a $30.00 service charge.

 
Address:
Berks County Treasurer
Services Center, 2nd Floor
633 Court Street
Reading, PA 19601
Phone: ​610.478.6640
Fax: 610.478.6644
Hours: ​Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Mission Statement
Maximize the return of investments held by the County according to statute and required regulation.
 
Goals & Objectives
 
The goals and objectives of the Treasurer’s Office are to complete the final phase of the comprehensive computerization plan of installing a state of the art laser check printing system, the interconnections of all 72 tax collectors on an online system maintained by the County, and bulk mailing of bar code process of approximately 160,000 pieces and individual tax notices.
 
About The Department
 
The Treasurer is the custodian of the County money. He collects real estate taxes, fees and receipts to disburse all funds after authorization by the Controller and the Commissioners. This department also issues licenses for Bingo, Small Games of Chance, hunting, fishing, dogs, boats, and pistol permits (when used in conjunction with hunting and fishing). We also manage hotel tax for all hotels within the County limits.