Berks County Records

Search for Berks County PA county records. County records include birth certificates, death certificates, marriage records, marriage licenses, divorce records, property tax records, property ownership, historical records, genealogical research, property titles, property deeds, county maps, county taxes, county zones, school boundaries, and more.


Clerk Offices are responsible for maintaining important records for a county or local area, including multiple types of county records. These include vital documents such as birth certificates, marriage records, divorce records, and death certificates, which can be useful for proving identity or for conducting genealogical research. They may also keep documents related to property ownership and property taxes, including title deeds, tax assessments, property appraisals, and property sale records. The Clerk Office is one of the best places to find all types of county records, which may be available online.

Berks County Clerk Reading PA 633 Court Street 19601 610-478-6550


Assessor Offices determine the appraisal value of the taxable property within a county or local jurisdiction, which is used to assess the property taxes owed by residents. Assessors also keep a number of property-related documents, including records on property tax assessments, property appraisals, tax liens, foreclosures, and property tax payments. These records include information about current and former owners of a property, the property's size and location, zones and use regulations, and transfers of the property ownership. Assessors may make county records available through their website.

Berks County Assessment Reading PA 633 Court Street 19601


Historical Societies are usually organized around a particular area, a group of people, or a historical event, and they preserve documents that have historic value. Historical Societies may maintain a range of documents on individuals from that area, including vital records such as birth and death certificates, marriage announcements, and other records that can help with genealogical research. They may also have photographs, historical maps, historical laws, and other records for their location and the people who lived there. Historical Societies may provide online access to their county records.

Berks County Historical Society Reading PA 940 Centre Avenue 19601 610-375-4375

Boyertown Area Historical Society Boyertown PA 43 South Chestnut Street 19512 610-367-5255

Fleetwood Area Historical Society Fleetwood PA 110 West Arch Street 19522 610-944-5800

Hamburg Area Historical Society Hamburg PA 102 State Street 19526 610-562-3664

Kutztown Area Historical Society Kutztown PA Normal Avenue 19530 610-683-7697

Leesport Area Historical Society Leesport PA 128 Main Street 19533 610-926-6600

Reading County Technical and Historical Society Reading PA 500 North 3rd Street 19601 610-926-0253

Sinking Spring Historical Society Sinking Spring PA Clematis Street 19608 610-678-6255

Tri-County Pennsylvania Historical Society Elverson PA 4979 North Twin Valley Road 19520 610-286-7477

Tulpehocken Settlement Historical Society Womelsdorf PA 116 North Front Street 19567 610-589-2527


Recorders of Deeds keep a range of real estate ownership documents for a county or local government as part of their job to ensure the accuracy of property, land, and property tax records. The Recorder of Deeds has county records on property ownership, transfers of property including deeds and titles, and property tax records such as property appraisals, tax assessments, and tax liens or foreclosures. These documents contain information about the previous and current property owners, descriptions of the property, and property sales. Recorders of Deeds may provide online access to their county records.

Berks County Recorder of Deeds Reading PA 633 Court Street 19601 610-478-3380


Treasurer and Tax Collector Offices are responsible for collecting local taxes and disbursing the funds. This can include property taxes, business taxes, and other county or local taxes. Treasurer and Tax Collector Offices maintain a number of property-related county records, including property tax assessments, property appraisals, property ownership records, and any tax liens or foreclosures. They may also maintain records on property transfers and sales, including titles and deeds, which list the former and current owners as well as information on the property itself. Treasurer and Tax Collector Offices may provide online access to their county records.

Berks County Tax Claim Bureau Reading PA 633 Court Street 19601 610-478-6640

Hamburg Tax Collector Hamburg PA 551 North 4th Street 19526 610-562-5133

Hereford Township Tax Collector Barto PA 96 Greenhouse Lane 19504 610-845-3615

Spring Township Tax Collector Reading PA 2800 Shillington Road 19608 610-678-1287

Temple Tax Collector Temple PA 65 Woodside Avenue 19560 610-685-2838


Auditor Offices are responsible for providing oversight for government agencies. As part of this job, Auditors evaluate the performance of government agencies and their compliance with laws, rules, and regulations, and they also investigate corruption and fraudulent activities. Auditor Offices maintain a number of records related to their function, including audit reports, government evaluation reports, corruption reports, and fraud investigations. They often produce annual or semi-annual reports on a number of agencies within the county government. Auditor Offices typically make county records available on their website.

Reading Auditor Reading PA 815 Washington Street 19601 610-655-6103


Town and City Halls are responsible for providing municipal services for their locality. As part of this job, they may store important county records, including vital documents such as birth certificates, marriage license records, divorce records, and death certificates. These can be used as proof of identity, in applications for government services, or for performing genealogical research. The Town or City Hall may also keep documents on property ownership, property taxes and tax assessments, and maps for their jurisdiction that include zones, property boundaries, and school boundaries. Town and City Halls often make county records available online.

Reading City Hall Reading PA 815 Washington Street 19601 610-655-6000

Shillington Town Hall Shillington PA 2 East Lancaster Avenue 19607 610-777-1338