Berks County PA: Assessment Main Page
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The mission of the Real Estate Department is to maintain the quality of services that are offered to taxpayers, municipalities and school districts of Berks County.


 Assessment Office
 Berks County Services Center
 633 Court Street, 3rd Floor
 Reading, PA 19601
 Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Assessment Highlights
Contains information on clarifying assessments & the appeal procedure
What is an assessment?  How calculated?  etc.
Use the parcel search to research property owner information by Name, Address, or Parcel Number
School & Municipal Contacts
Berks County Tax Information
TAX MAPS (See Mapping for additional map information)
{PDF Document}  Exemption Application
Required form to request tax exempt status, example: Churches, government, schools, non-profit agencies, etc.
{PDF Document}  Assessment Appeal Form 
Required form to appeal a property assessment.  The appeal form is a two page document.  It is important to read and complete both pages. 

Appellant must provide one copy of all evidence submitted to be retained within the appeal file.

The original signed, completed appeal form must be received in the office by 5:00 on the filing deadline in order for the appeal to be considered timely filed.  Appeal forms may not be sent via e-mail or fax.

NOTE: The open appeal period to file a Regular Appeal is July 1 to August 15.
{PDF Document}  Change of Address Form
Required form to change mailing address
{PDF Document}  Mobile Home Activity Report
Required form to be completed by mobile home park owners/managers
Additional Info
Act 319: Clean & Green (Deadline for the submission of applications is required in the Assessment Office by June 1 in order to be considered for the following year's taxes).
Homestead/Farmstead Exclusion
Forms may be obtained by contacting your school district.  Please note that the Assessment Office does not provide these forms.  See {PDF Document}  list of school districts to obtain the necessary forms.
Should you need assistance in completing the form contact the Berks County Homestead Office at 610.478.6262 EXT 5252.   For more information, please visit the PA Department of Education's web site which offers an online presentation on Property Tax Relief.

About Department

The main responsibility of the Real Estate Office is to make sure that all assessments are fair and equitable.  The Assessment Office maintains ownership and assessments records for parcels within Berks County and ensures that all new construction is measured, described and assessed.  The Assessment Office works with property owners, municipalities, tax collectors and school districts concerning assessments.

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County of Berks
633 Court Street
Reading, PA 19601
Hours: 8 AM to 5 PM
Closed on holidays
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