Welcome to the County of Berks
Welcome to the Office of County Planning
FOR INFORMATION ON THE EMERGING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) SITUATION, CLICK ON THIS LINK www.berksdes.com
 
As of December 18, 2020, County offices still remain closed to the public.  If you have business with the Planning Commission, please contact our office to schedule an appointment at 610-478-6300.
 
  • 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.
     
David N. Hunter, Sr., AICP, Executive Director
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Notice is hereby given that the Reading Area Transportation Study (RATS) Joint Technical and Coordinating Committee meeting will be conducted on January 21, 2021 at 1:00 PM as a virtual meeting.  Details on how to participate in this meeting either online or via phone as well as links to the meeting agenda, materials to be discussed and how to provide comments either before or during the meeting can be found by clicking here​.Decorative LineFreemansville Road Bridge Over Angelica Creek in Cumru Township Virtual Public Plans Display Notice
 
PennDOT has virtual public plan information available for the replacement of the Freemansville Road Bridge over Angelica Creek in Cumru Township, Berks County, PA. The virtual plans display will be available on PennDOT's website until January 22, 2021.  To learn more about the project and view the virtual plans display, please click here​.
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2021 LTAP Course Schedule
 
LTAP is continuing to offer classes virtually for at least the first three months of 2021.  Please log in to the LTAP website: https://gis.penndot.gov/LTAP/default.aspx to register for classes.  If you need assistance to login or to become a registered user please feel free to contact Matt McGough at 610-478-6300 ext. 6306 or contact LTAP directly at 1-800-FOR-LTAP.
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Check out the video to view the rehabilitation of the historic Dreibelbis Station Covered Bridge spanning the Maiden Creek between Greenwich and Windsor Townships.
Decorative LineNOTIFICATION! Berks County Subdivision/Land Development Endorsement Process (Current as of December 18, 2020)
 
 
Until further notice, the Berks County Planning Commission is accepting subdivision plans for endorsement by appointment only.  There will be only 3 appointments​ per day.  You can make an appointment with Michelle Franklin at mfranklin@countyofberks.com​.
 
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.​
 


Check out our video showing us doing our part to Stop the Spread!  Click the image or link above to watch the video on YouTube.
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Protecting our drinking water supplies through cooperative efforts.
 
 
The Mount Penn Master Plan Now Available! Visit this website to view the Master Plan and to learn more about the Mount Penn Preserve events, meetings, and initiatives.
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Mission
The Berks County Planning Commission serves as the area-wide planning organization for Berks County. The Commission provides a regional blueprint for land use, transportation and community facilities. It assists local units of government with development and preservation activities and provides guidance to the Berks County Board of Commissioners and other departments of county government. The Commission and its professional staff also serve as community advisors for modern planning practices and advocates for sound regional growth management. Finally, since the Commission is involved with a range of activities with a number of partners, it plays a very important coordinating role in community development issues and projects.

Contact Information

Address:
Berks County Planning Commission
Berks County Services Center 14th Floor
633 Court Street
Reading, PA 19601
 
Phone: 610-478-6300
Fax: 610-478-6316
 
Hours:  Monday thru Fri, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
 

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