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  • Review of the County Mask Policy: The County leadership team is reviewing the recent change in the CDC's recommendations regarding indoor mask use by fully vaccinated individuals. At this time, the County's policies on masking and social distancing remain in effect for employees and visitors. Press Release
  • 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.  County of Berks Offices are currently open only to individuals with appointments and to conduct essential business.  Essential business refers to those functions that cannot be postponed or conducted remotely.
  • 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 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

  • ​Parks facilities reopening June 4
    The Berks County Parks Department is pleased to announce that the Berks County Heritage Center and the Bingaman Nature Center will be reopening to visitors starting Friday, June 4, 2021 for the following hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 AM to 4 PM, and Sundays 12 PM to 4 PM.
    All visitors, staff, and volunteers will be required to wear masks while on tour and inside any of the facilities. Press Release
  • Berks Cares Vaccine Center Accepting Appointments
    The Berks Cares Vaccine Center is accepting appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine. The center is located next to Walmart at 5370 Allentown Pike in Muhlenberg Township and can currently accommodate next-day appointments.

    Sign up for the County’s newsletter at www.doyourpartberks.com.
  • ​Tri-County Rail Committee
    The Berks County Commissioners have pledged their support for pursuing the restoration of passenger rail service in Berks, Chester and Montgomery counties. Three Berks County representatives -- Commissioner Christian Leinbach, Deputy CAO Pamela Shupp Menet and GRCA President and CEO Jim Gerlach -- are part of a Tri-County Rail Committee that meets frequently to help move the project forward.

    A Berks Alliance-funded survey from last summer outlines the substantial economic benefits of the return of passenger rail service to Berks. Click here to view the study | Press Release.

  • 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

If you have COVID-19 questions you may still email them to COVID@countyofberks.com.


 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.