Welcome To The Sheriff's Office

Welcome To The Sheriff's Office


The mission of the Berks County Sheriff's Office is to promote a safe environment for our community.

About Sheriff's Office

The Berks County Sheriff's Office is staffed with 107 full-time employees, operates a fleet of 30 vehicles and occupies three floors of the Berks County Courthouse. The office is responsible for elements of criminal court, civil court, enforcement of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code and Motor Vehicle Code, and has a licensing issuance and enforcement function. The office service area not only includes all of Berks County but is often required to travel the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the entire United States. The office services tens of thousands of civil customers in the county and handles over 12,000 criminal defendants each year. The Sheriff's Office is organized into 6 Divisions: Civil, Court, Patrol, Central Booking, K-9 and Warrants.


Firearm licensing through the Berks County Sheriff's Office can now be completed online by using the link below.

(Note: If your current license is expired use the "NEW License to Carry Application" option)

Featured Information

View Current List

Submit a Tip

Keep Berks Safe

SUBMIT A TIP by contacting our Hotline at 610-478-6390.

K-9 Unit

Learn more about the Deputies and their canine partners.

Mobile App Download

The Berks County Sheriff’s App is now available for Apple and Android Smartphones.

Information and Resources


By Mail, hand delivery, fax or e-mail: 
Mail your request to: 
Jennifer De Frees, 
Real Estate Administrator/ Sheriff's Office Open Records Officer, 3rd Floor Courthouse, 633 Court Street, Reading, PA 19601
Fax: (610) 478-6222
E-Mail: rtkrequests@countyofberks.com

Arrangements can be made for documents to be viewed at no charge.

Right to Know Requests must be submitted by completing the below form.


To use this printable form, please include all of the following information with your written request: 

  1. Your name and mailing address;
  2. Your telephone number or e-mail address; and
  3. A detailed description of the Public Record you are seeking.
Go to County Office of Open Records
Once form is completed it must be notarized then submitted to the Berks County Sheriff's Office.
View Form
Please complete one form per Defendant.
View Form
This form MUST be filed within ten (10) days from date of Sheriff's Sale. $10.00 filing fee.

View Sheriff Sale Page
Sheriff's Office Personal Property Claim (Sheriff Interpleader). $45.00 fee must accompany the filing of this claim.
View Form
Application for a license to Sell firearms.

See Firearms License Unit

Application for County Employment.

Go to Human Resources

Berks County Sheriff's Office 
Fee Schedule:
Click the below link to view the current fee schedule.