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County Commissioners Present Priorities for 2024
Commissioners Christian Leinbach, Michael Rivera, and Dante Santoni, Jr. presented their 2024 priorities for Berks County. Click below for more information.
Berks County Dept. of Agriculture Seal
Berks Kicks Off Comprehensive Agriculture Study
Berks County has commissioned a study to measure the total impact of the agricultural industry and develop a strategic action plan for the County.
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Online County Real Estate Tax Payments Option Expands to Spring, Leesport
Spring Twp & Leesport Borough residents can now pay their county Real Estate Taxes online. More tax districts will follow in the future.
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New Prices for Dog Licensing Beginning in December
State is changing the prices for dog licenses. The new price structure is coming in two phases.
The logo for the County of Berks Office of Election Services, which includes an outline of Berks County with a large checkmark across it.
2023 Municipal Election certification delayed
The Berks County Board of Elections has delayed its certification of the 2023 Municipal Election results to include undated and incorrectly dated ballots, due to a recent court ruling.
Cover of the Fall issue of Berks 1st magazine
Fall/Winter Issue of Berks 1st Magazine is Available
Click here for links to the online version of Berks 1st magazine OR to sign up for future issues.
photo of Pamela Shupp Menet, Berks County Director of Community and Economic Development
Berks Economic Development Director Wins State Award
Berks Director of Community and Economic Development Wins statewide 2023 Developer of the Year Award
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SBA Implements Disaster Relief Loans
UPDATE - SBA announces the location/hours of a Disaster Loan Outreach Center for July 9 storm victims.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
Picture of streambank damage from storm
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.
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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.
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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.