Welcome to the County of Berks
  • 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.
  • Berks County COVID-19 Help Center - email at COVID@countyofberks.com or call 610-320-6150. Staff will be answering phones and responding to emails seven days a week between the hours of 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM. Multilingual services are available. If a person has a Social Service question or need they should call 211. If a person is experiencing a medical emergency, they should call 911.
  • Governor Wolf issues Stay at Home order for Berks County effective tonight (3/27/2020) at 8:00 PM. Here is what it means.
  • Governor Wolf's Order of 3/19/2020 and List of Life Sustaining Businesses
    For additional information, contact the following: for emails requesting a waiver to operate, contact RA-dcexemption@pa.gov; for questions/interpretations about the list of allowable/non-allowable business types, contact ra-dcedcs@pa.gov. View the Life-Sustaining Business Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Why doesn't Berks County report where the positive COVID-19 cases are located? Read a statement from the Berks County Director of Emergency Services.
  • If you need information regarding COVID-19, please visit: BerksDES.com
  • Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this together.

 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.

 County of Berks Video Tour

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 Announcements / News

Christian Y. Leinbach, Chair
Kevin S. Barnhardt, Vice Chair
Michael S. Rivera

 County Commissioners' Meetings


Meeting Updates

The following meetings have been cancelled due to COVID-19: 

  • Commissioners Board Meeting for April 2, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Budget/Operations Meeting for April 2, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

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