Our Services
Information about the various departments that serve our township

Our History
A brief history of Washington Township

Latest News
Important news and upcoming events in Washington Township

Welcome to Washington Township!

Chairman Welcome

Welcome to Washington Township. Feel free to browse the website to learn about the community, its history, recreation lands, and the functioning of local government. Use the contact information contained within to assist with any questions. Thank you for visiting!

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There are openings on various Township boards and committees, including:

  • Zoning Hearing Board
  • Recreation Advisory Committee
  • Transportation Committee
  • UCC Board of Appeals
  • AG Advisory Council
  • Upper Perkiomen Watershed Association
  • Washington Township Municipal Authority (Water)

If you are a Township resident and would like to volunteer your time to serve on one of these bodies, Washington Township would like to hear from you. Volunteer applications may found on the Township website in the “Township Government” section or are available at the Municipal Building (120 Barto Road, Barto, PA 19504). If interested please contact Township at 610-845-7760.

PA State Police Issue Alert of Phishing Scam

The Pennsylvania State Police have issued a Community Awareness Bulletin regarding a new phishing scam that is circulating. This scam attempt involves a fraudulent email being sent that claims to originate from the PA Department of Transportation. Individuals are advised not to open any email with the subject line “Action Required – Fine for Traffic Violations.” Please see the Community Awareness Bulletin issued by the PA State Police HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact the Pennsylvania State Police – Reading Barracks at 610-378-4011.

Washington Township Road Concerns

Residents with road concerns should contact Township Manager at 610-845-7760.

Important News!


Resolution NO. 2013-15

Any Questions, Cares or Concerns regarding the Anthonys Mill Road Bridge Project, please contact Ryan Hunter, FMP, CAPM/Director, County of Berks, located at County Services Center at 610-478-6201 (x6204) with an email of rhunter@countyofberks.com and at www.countyofberks.com.


Hunting activity on Township Property 

With the fall season here and winter soon to come, hunting season will be in full swing.  We wanted to take this opportunity to remind all residents that the possession, use, or discharge of any firearm, air rifle, bow and arrow or any other weapon is prohibited in all Township parks and open space areas per chapter 76 of the Washington Township Code of Ordinances.  This includes any and all hunting and target practice activity.  If residents encounter any individual partaking in any of the aforementioned activities, please contact the Township at 610-845-7760.

Motor Vehicle Activity in Township Parks

Washington Township officials have received reports of motor vehicle activities occurring in the Township’s parks.  The vehicles in question include snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles (“four-wheelers”), and trucks driving outside of designated areas.  Please be advised that the operation of snowmobiles or any other motorized vehicles, except automobiles and trucks in designated areas, is prohibited in all Washington Township parks, recreation, and open space areas.  Individuals who violate this provision are subject to a fine of up to $600.00, plus court costs.

If you witness this activity, please report it to the PA State Police, Berks County Crime Alert, and/or Washington Township Manager.  Please note that Berks County Crime Alert offers rewards of up to $5,000.00 for tips that lead to conviction.

Thank you for your cooperation.