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

 
  • Correctional Facility Project​ Updates

    The County is planning to construct a new correctional facility to replace the existing County jail. A website that will serve as the hub for information and updates about the project is available in English and Spanish. View the BCCF project website>​

    BCCF Project Fact Sheet - Summer 2022

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  • Connecting Berks to Broadband

    The County of Berks is working with several community partners to explore expanding access to fast, affordable and reliable Internet access. To get started, we've launched a community survey to find out residents about coverage gaps, costs and quality of their current Internet access.

    Press Release: English | Spanish​

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  • 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 >​

  • 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.