Berks County, Pennsylvania Tax Assessors' Office
633 Court Street, 3rd Floor
Berks County Services Center
Reading, Pennsylvania 19601
Where is the Berks County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Berks County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Berks County Tax Assessor's Office oversees the appraisal and assessment of properties as well as the billing and collection of property taxes for all taxable real estate located in Berks County.
Contact the assessor's office if you need help with paying your property taxes, applying for a homestead exemption or other tax exemption, reporting upgrades to your home, appealing your property tax assessment, or verifying your property records.
Submitting a Berks County property tax appeal
If you believe that your house has been unfairly overappraised (i.e. appraised at a value higher than the true market value of the property), you can attempt to get your home re-appraised at a lower value by contacting the Assessor's Office to submit a property tax appeal.
You will have to submit a form describing your property and sufficient proof that it is overassessed, including valuations of similar homes nearby as evidence. If your appeal is accepted, your home assessment (and property taxes) will be lowered as a result.
If you would like to appeal your property, call the Berks County Assessor's Office at (610) 478 6262 and ask for a property tax appeal form. Keep in mind that property tax appeals are generally only accepted in a 1-3 month window each year.
For more information and example appeals, see how to appeal your property taxes.
Useful Berks County Facts:
The median home value in Berks County is between $168,630.00 and $172,170.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Berks County?
You can try contacting the Berks County local government directly with any issues the Assessor's Office can't solve. In many counties, certain property records such as deeds are kept in the county courthouse or county archives instead of at the tax assessors' office.
The county seat for Berks County is located in the County Courthouse in Reading, which is where the Berks County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Berks County with the contact info listed below.
Berks County Phone Number
Berks County County Courthouse Address
633 Court Street
Reading, PA 19601-4310
Useful Berks County Links:
- Property Tax Search Tool & GIS Map
- Pay Delinquent Property Taxes
- Berks County Government Homepage
- Berks County Assessors' Office Homepage