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:


2020 REAL ESTATE TAX REMINDER NOTICES

Due to the extension of the FLAT period to September 30, 2020, reminder notices may have been sent to individuals that have paid their bill by the extended FLAT date.  If you have received a notice and your bill has been paid, you may disregard this notice.  If you believe your bill has been paid and you received a notice, please contact our office for confirmation.  We apologize for any inconvenience this notice may have caused.


ANTERLESS DEER (DOE)

OVER THE COUNTER SALES

Due to COVID-19, the Berks County Treasurer’s office is issuing the following policy regarding anterless deer (doe) licenses.  All applications MUST BE SENT VIA US MAIL.  There will be ­NO OVER-THE-COUNTER purchases of doe licenses in Berks County for this season.  Use of the drop box is also prohibited.  Applications without a US Postmark will be returned.  We thank you for your patience and understanding.

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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:
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.
 

The following Resolution was passed to extend the FLAT period of the 2020 Real Estate Tax bill for the COUNTY portion only.  


*Each Municipality has the authority to maintain or change their billing periods and you must contact them or the appropriate Tax Collector for information regarding the municipal portion.

 
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.