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The Administration side of Borough Hall reopened to the public on June 8th. Please read the bullet points below:

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Real Estate Tax Flat Rate Filing Extension »

Due to COVID-19, West Reading Borough Council has extended the flat rate for property taxes until September 30th by...

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Below are links to resources and information for small businesses in West Reading. This article will be updated as more...

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Ambulance - Emergency only: 9-1-1

Western Berks EMS

610-678-1545

Website

Police Department – Emergency only: 9-1-1

500 Chestnut Street

West Reading, PA 19611

610-373-0111 (non-emergency)

610-816-7156 Fax

Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Website

Barta Bus Service

1700 N. 11th Street

Reading, PA 19604

610-921-0601

Website

 

Public Works Department

1st & Chestnut Streets

610-374-8605

Monday – Friday 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Berks Community Action Program (BCAP)

645 Penn Street, 3rd Floor

Reading, PA 19601

610-376-6571

Website

Recreation Department

500 Chestnut Street

West Reading, PA 19611

610-374-8273 ext. 243

610-374-8419 Fax

Berks County Solid Waste Authority

1316 Hilltop Road

Leesport, PA 19533

610-478-6362

Website

  

Tax Assessment Office

Berks County Assessment Office

Berks County Services Center, 3rd Floor

633 Court Street

Reading, PA 19601

610-478-6263

610-478-6261 Fax

Email / Contact

Website

Berks Earned Income Tax Bureau

1125 Berkshire Boulevard, Suite 115

Wyomissing, PA 19610

610-372-8439

610-372-1102 Fax

Email / Contact

Website

Tax Claim Bureau

Berks County Services Center

633 Court Street, 2nd Floor

Reading, PA 19601

610-478-6625

610-478-6644 Fax

Email / Contact

Website

Code Enforcement Department

500 Chestnut Street

West Reading, PA 19611

610-374-8273 ext. 238

610-816-7565 Fax

Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

[email protected]

Tax Collector

Janice Kaucher

500 Chestnut Street

West Reading, PA 19611

610-374-8273 ext. 225

[email protected]

 

Comcast - Xfinity (cable & internet)

800-266-2278

Website

UGI Utilities, Inc. (natural gas service)

225 Morgantown Road

Reading, PA 19611

800-276-2722

Website

Edgar Holland Trash Removal

Temple, PA

610-921-2583

Verizon (telephone & internet)

800-660-2215

Website

Emergency Management Agency (PEMA)

717-651-2001

Website

Veterans Affairs

726 Cherry Street

Reading, PA 19602

610-378-5601

Email

Website

Veterans Crisis Line

800-273-8255 (press 1)

Fire Department - Emergency only: 9-1-1

223 Playground Drive

West Reading, PA 19611

Station #64

610-372-9621

Website

Voter Registration

Berks County Election Services

Berks County Services Center

633 Court Street

Reading, PA 19601

610-478-6490

610-478-6128 Fax

Email / Contact

Website

Magisterial District Court 23-2-02

401 Walnut Street

West Reading, PA 19611

610-374-7721

610-374-7769 Fax

Website

Water/Sewer/Trash

Borough of West Reading

500 Chestnut Street

West Reading, PA 19611

610-374-8273

610-374-8419 Fax

Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 

Main Street & Elm Street Offices

20 N. Sixth Avenue, 2nd Floor

West Reading, PA 19611

610-685-8854

610-927-6895 Fax

Website

Wyomissing School District

630 Evans  Avenue

Wyomissing, PA 19610

610-374-0739

Website

 

Met-Ed (electric service)

800-545-7741

Website

Wyomissing School District Taxes

630 Evans Avenue

Wyomissing, PA 19610

610-374-0739 ext. 1101

Pennsylvania State Police

600 Kenhorst Boulevard

Reading, PA 19611

610-378-4002

Website

Xpress Bill Pay

800-766-2350

Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Mountain Time)

Email / Contact

Website

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Permits require approximately two weeks to properly review and all permits are reviewed in the order received. Applications with incomplete information delay the review process.

We know that construction and renovation can be stressful. Some helpful hints to help expedite the permit process include:

  1. Speaking to a member of our Code Department before submitting any applications to ensure that everyone is on the same page.
  2. Making sure your permit packet is complete with the correct information before submitting.
  3. Hiring a capable contractor with a working knowledge of the IRC or IBC codes.
  4. Ensuring that your contractor will have the work completed before our inspectors arrive.
  5. Submitting two sets of signed and sealed construction documents prepared by a design professional licensed in Pennsylvania if you are constructing an addition, new dwelling, garage, in ground pool, deck supporting a roof, hot tub or spa.  

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A bill (Act 26 of 2017) signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf increases the cost of a building permit fee surcharge by 50 cents. It is being raised from $4 to $4.50 effective immediately.

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Being well, having fun and strengthening our communities are some of the ways that local parks and recreation enhance the lives of all Pennsylvanians. It’s good for you. It’s good for all. We welcome you to browse our website to start finding some good of your own right here in West Reading.

Events held by the West Reading Recreation Commission are made possible by our dedicated volunteers and Borough staff. To volunteer your time for an event, please click here to see a list of upcoming events.

Visit the Parks & Recreation Homepage
 

Upcoming Recreation Events

July 19, 2020 - 2:00pm to 7:00pm
August 3, 2020 - 6:00pm
August 16, 2020 - 2:00pm to 7:00pm
September 1, 2020 - 6:00pm
September 20, 2020 - 2:00pm to 7:00pm