Berks County Vital Records (Pennsylvania)

Berks County Clerks file important documents and preserve vital records in Berks County, PA. The Clerk’s office is a valuable source for Berks County vital records, which are available as public records. The office maintains Berks County birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage records, in addition to divorce decrees. Many Clerk’s Offices have vital records dating back to the 1800s, making them an excellent source for Berks County genealogical research. Most Clerk’s Offices provide online ordering forms to request vital records.

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


Berks County Health Departments maintain vital records for their municipality and make them available to the public in Berks County, PA. A Department of Health can issue certified copies of vital records including Berks County birth certificates, death certificates, marriages certificates and licenses, and divorces decrees. Health Departments have Berks County vital records dating back to the 1800s, making them an excellent source for genealogical research. Health Departments provide online ordering forms to request vital records.

Pennsylvania Department Of Health - Southeastern District Office Reading PA 625 Cherry Street 19602 610-378-4352

Pennsylvania Health Department Reading PA 625 Cherry Street, Ste 3 19602 610-378-4352

Berks County Marriage License Offices provide marriage licenses to couples who plan to marry in Berks County, PA. They are typically a division of the local county clerk or the health department. Marriage License Offices also maintain copies of marriage licenses, which are public Berks County vital records. Berks County Marriage License Offices provide online search tools to locate marriage licenses. To access older marriage licenses, you may need to apply in person or by mail.

Berks County Marriage License Reading PA Register Of Wills, 633 Court St., 2Nd Flr. 19601 610-478-6617


Berks County Coroners and Medical Examiners investigate deaths within their jurisdiction and perform autopsies and other postmortem examinations in Berks County, PA. Many vital records are available from a Coroner or Medical Examiner, including autopsy reports, investigator reports, toxicology reports, and in some cases, X-rays or photographs. An autopsy report will include the cause and manner of death. Many coroners and medical examiners provide online access to their reports. In other cases, you can obtain public records such as Berks County death certifiates by contacting the Coroners or Medical Examiner’s Office directly.

Berks County Medical Examiner & Coroner Reading PA 1047 Macarthur Road 19605 610-478-3280


Berks County Town Hall or City Halls are the chief administrative office in Berks County, PA. Town and City Halls often maintain records related to their municipality, including Berks County vital records. You can find Berks County birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, and divorce decrees at the Town Hall or City Hall. In some locations, these vital records are available online or by filling out an online request form.

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