Public Asked to Urge Legislators to Support 9-1-1 Funding Bill
The County Commissioners ask the public to urge state legislators to support 9-1-1 funding.
Antietam Lake Park Deer Management Program to begin Third Year
Berks County is preparing for the start of the 23-24 Antietam Lake Park Deer Management Program. The archery-only hunting season will begin on Sept. 16 and run through Jan. 27, 2024.
County Selects New Library System Administrator
The Berks County Public Library System is pleased to announce the selection of Stephanie Williams as the new System Administrator.
Commissioners receive 1 Year update on IMAGINEBerks Strategic Economic Development Action Plan
IMAGINEBerks has been in place for one year. Read more to see how this initiative has affected Berks County in 12 short months!
Very Important Information for Property Owners with Streambank Damage from Storm 2 Weeks Ago
Please note, this program will not provide you direct recovery assistance for damage to your home or property BUT PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE THIS.
Antietam Dam Inspected and Confirmed Sound
The structure and performance of Antietam Dam was recently reevaluated following the extraordinary rain and flooding from July 9, 2023.
New, Online Option for County Real Estate Tax Payments Rolls Out in Stages
New, online option available to pay for Real Estate Taxes Begin in City Districts
Multi-Agency Resource Center Related to Recent Storm Opening July 13
Resource Center opening July 13 to offer services and support to those impacted by the recent flooding.
Public Invited to Berks Liberty Bell Ceremony on July 7
The Board of Commissioners for the County of Berks would like to invite the public to attend a patriotic ceremony celebrating the reading of the Declaration of Independence in Berks County in 1776.
Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available
Economic Injury Disaster Loans are now available to businesses affected by the R.M. Palmer explosion in March.
Commissioners in discussions to adopt Juneteenth as official County of Berks holiday
The Commissioners have directed County personnel to take the necessary steps to designate the holiday for 2024.
DEP Declares Statewide Drought Watch
PA residents encouraged to voluntarily conserve water by reducing their nonessential water use.
GRCA Launches a New Local Food Map
The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance, distributed in conjunction with the County of Berks, announces the launch of a new, interactive local food map.
Eligible Senior Citizens can Qualify for Free Air Conditioner
The Area Agency on Aging is kicking off its 2023 Cooling Program for residents 60 and older.
Commissioners terminate countywide ban on outdoor burning
The ban on open outdoor burning went into effect April 16.