Welcome to the County of Berks
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 Welcome to Berks County

Welcome to Berks County! Berks County is a combination of rich farm country, industry, beautiful parks, entertainment, and top-notch educational institutions. Whether you are interested in County services, the availability of our parks, tax rates, or other ​county information, this is the place to start.
Christian Y. Leinbach, Chair
Kevin S. Barnhardt, Vice Chair
Michael S. Rivera

 Announcements / News


  • Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority 

    The Berks County Commissioners approved the creation of the Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority with Chester and Montgomery counties. The formation of the authority is the next step in restoring passenger rail service from Reading to Philadelphia. Press Release​​ | Learn more >​

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  • Correctional Facility Project​

    The County of Berks has restarted the planning process to construct a new correctional facility to replace the existing County jail. Information and updates about the project can be found here.

  • Berks County Recovery Survey

    The Berks County Recovery Survey is designed to collect community input about the focus areas that should be prioritized when awarding ARP funding. Take the Survey: English | Spanish

  • Emergencies, Severe Weather, Traffic Alerts. Be among the first to find out and stay informed during an emergency.
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 COVID-19 & Vaccine Information


​For more information on COVID-19 or Vaccines, please visit the www.DoYourPartBerks.com website. 


 County Commissioners' Meetings

Public Meeting Information 

Please check the Online Public Meetings web page and/or County Public Meetings Calendar for the status of any County publicly advertised meetings.