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Code Red

CodeRED Emergency Notification Program »

The CodeRED™ Emergency Notification System is an extremely FAST Communication Service available for mass Emergency...

Smart Meter

Met-Ed to Begin Installation of Updated Meters »

Within the next few weeks Met-Ed will begin installing smart meters, which will continue through December 2018.

Urban Trees

Investing in Our Future »

Healthy People ~ Healthy TreesUrban and community trees are essential to the well-being of everyone in Pennsylvania....

SAI

Schuylkill Acts & Impacts 2018 »

Schuylkill Headwaters Association is excited to announce that the application for the 2018 Schuylkill Acts &...

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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

Berks County Solid Waste Authority

1316 Hilltop Road

Leesport, PA 19533

610-478-6362

Website

Public Works Department

1st & Chestnut Streets

610-374-8605

Monday – Friday 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Berks Earned Income Tax Bureau

1125 Berkshire Boulevard, Suite 115

Wyomissing, PA 19610

610-372-8439

610-372-1102 Fax

Email / Contact

Website

Recreation Department

500 Chestnut Street

West Reading, PA 19611

610-374-8273 ext. 243

610-374-8419 Fax

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

  

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

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

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

Comcast - Xfinity (cable & internet)

800-266-2278

Tax Collector

Janice Kaucher

500 Chestnut Street

West Reading, PA 19611

610-374-8273 ext. 225

Eagle Disposal

East Earl, PA

717-355-9560

Website

UGI Utilities, Inc. (natural gas service)

225 Morgantown Road

Reading, PA 19611

800-276-2722

Website

Emergency Management Agency (PEMA)

717-651-2001

Website

Verizon (telephone & internet)

800-660-2215

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

500 Chestnut Street

West Reading, PA 19611

610-685-8854

610-685-9061 Fax

Website

Wyomissing School District

630 Evans  Avenue

Wyomissing, PA 19610

610-374-0739

Website

Met-Ed (electric service)

800-545-7741

Wyomissing School District Taxes

630 Evans Avenue

Wyomissing, PA 19610

610-374-0739 ext. 1101

Website

Pennsylvania State Police

600 Kenhorst Boulevard

Reading, PA 19611

610-378-4002

Xpress Bill Pay

800-766-2350

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

Email / Contact

Website

Our online municipal code is at your service! Enter keywords and get the info you need in seconds. The Code of Ordinances contains a number of minor changes that have not yet been adopted by Council as part of this municipal code update. If you have any questions or need assistance please contact Elba Beltran-delRio at ebeltrandelrio@westreadingborough.org or at 610-374-8273, ext. 238.

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.

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.

Visit the Parks & Recreation Homepage
 

Upcoming Recreation Events

March 24, 2018 - 12:00pm
May 4, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
July 4, 2018 - 12:00pm
September 8, 2018 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
September 16, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm