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  • The County of Berks has become aware of an ongoing phone scam involving a County of Berks phone number. Click here for more information. If you have received a suspicious call, please contact the Berks County Detectives at 610-478-7171.
     
  • The County of Berks offices and services are currently limited to individuals with essential / emergency needs only.  Before going to any of our offices, please visit the department's website for the most up-to-date information as it is updated frequently.  For the safety and well-being of our staff and residents, individuals that need to come to the County offices are asked to come with the least amount of companions possible.
  • All Berks County Employees and anyone entering county buildings must wear a mask or they will be denied entrance.
  • If you have COVID-19 questions you may still email them to COVID@countyofberks.com.
 

 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 information on County services, the availability of our parks, tax rates, or other ​county information, this is the place to start.
  
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 Announcements / News

 
  • Drop Box Locations
    1. Berks County Services Center
      633 Court Street, Main Entrance Lobby off of Reed Street
      Reading, PA 19601
      MAP - Downtown Reading Map
      PICTURES OF DROP BOX - Berks Drop Box - Services Center
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    3. County of Berks Agricultural Center
      1238 County Welfare Road
      Leesport, PA 19533
     
    Drop Box Hours
    • Monday, Oct. 19-Wednesday, Oct. 21: 8 AM - 5 PM
    • Thursday, Oct. 22-Friday, Oct. 23: 8 AM - 7 PM
    • Saturday, Oct. 24: 8 AM - 12 PM
    • Sunday, Oct. 25: CLOSED
    • Monday, Oct. 26-Wednesday, Oct. 28: 8 AM - 5 PM
    • Thursday, Oct. 29-Friday, Oct. 30: 8 AM - 7 PM
    • Saturday, Oct. 31-Sunday, Nov. 1: CLOSED
    • Monday, Nov. 2: 8 AM - 5 PM
    • ELECTION DAY-Tuesday, Nov. 3: 8 AM - 8 PM
     
    Ubicaciones de los Buzones para las Papeletas
    1. Centro de Servicios del Condado de Berks
      633 Court Street, Vestíbulo de la Entrada Principal en la Calle Reed
      Reading, PA 19601
      MAPA - Downtown Reading Map
      IMÁGENES DEL BUZON - BUZON DE BERKS - CENTRO DE SERVICIOS
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    3. Centro Agrícola del Condado de Berks
      1238 County Welfare Road
      Leesport, PA 19533
     
    Horario de los Buzones
    • Lunes, Oct. 19 – Miércoles, Oct. 21: 8 AM – 5 PM
    • Jueves, Oct. 22 – Viernes, Oct. 23: 8 AM – 7 PM
    • Sábado, Oct. 24: 8 AM – 12 PM
    • Domingo, Oct. 25: CERRADO
    • Lunes, Oct. 26 – Miércoles Oct. 28: 8 AM – 5 PM
    • Jueves, Oct. 29 – Viernes, Oct. 30: 8 AM – 7 PM
    • Sábado, Oct. 31 - Domingo, Nov. 1: CERRADO
    • Lunes, Nov. 2: 8 AM – 5 PM
    • DÍA DE ELECCIÓNES-Martes, Nov. 3: 8 AM – 8 PM
  • Berks County Residential Center Court Case - July 7, 2020. Click here to read the case.
  • The census helps shape many different aspects of our community. When everyone is counted in the 2020 Census, our county gets the funding it needs for things like healthcare, education, emergency services, and more. For the first time, you can choose to respond online, by phone, or by mail. Shape your future! Visit the census website today! https://2020census.gov/ or by phone: 844-330-2020. Your response matters!
  • Emergencies, Severe Weather, Traffic Alerts. Be among the first to find out and stay informed during an emergency.
  • NEWS--Scientists examine potential economic impact of spotted lanternfly in Pa. State's economy could take a hit of at least $324 million. Read the article.
 
Christian Y. Leinbach, Chair
Kevin S. Barnhardt, Vice Chair
Michael S. Rivera
 
 

 County Commissioners' Meetings

 
Online Public Meeting Information
 
The public may participate via the Q&A feature on Microsoft Teams Live. A link to each of the meeting's Microsoft Teams Live event will be posted to the County's website along with the meeting agenda.
 
Instructions are posted on the Online Public Meetings web page. Dates, times and access to public meetings set forth herein are subject to change throughout the year, and if changed, will be posted on the County Public Meeting Calendar and/or Online Public Meetings web page.

    Please check the County Public Meetings Calendar for the status of any County publicly advertised meetings.