Welcome to the County of Berks
Berks County Treasurer's Office

DEPARTMENTAL OPERATIONS:

Department Contact Info:

Phone: 610-478-6640
Email: treasurer@countyofberks.com


IMPORTANT NO​TICES:

  
2022  Real Estate Tax Bills 
are Now available 
 
We are currently in the FLAT period for the 2022 real estate Tax Bills. The Flat period will end on June 30,2022. 

 
 
 
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Due to the rapid spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), effective March 18, 2020, the Berks County Treasurer’s office and Berks County Tax Claim Bureau are:
 
 OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
 
  
 

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 one of our drop boxes located at the entrance to the Service Center Building (immediately upon entering the turn-style doors) or the Courthouse (right inside the main entrance, to the left before steps). 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.
 
  
 

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

 

Drop Box Hours:  

Courthouse is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week

 

Services Center Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

 
 Please contact our office with questions at 610-478-6640 or
 
  
 
Thank you for your understanding.
 
 
 
 
 
  
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.