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

Hello Fellow Residents of Washington Township! I want to welcome you to our Township Website! We hope that you will find the website useful and comprehensive.

Washington Township Public Works Department – Job Opportunity

Laborer & Equipment Operator

Washington Township is seeking is seeking applicants for the position of Laborer & Equipment Operator in the Washington Township Public Works Department. Please see the advertisement attached HERE for more information. Applications will be accepted through Friday, March 27, 2015 and may be obtained at the township building (120 Barto Road , Barto, PA 19504) during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.). Applicants may also send a cover letter, résumé, and three (3) professional references to Christopher Bashore, Township Manager, via fax at 610-845-8499 or email at cbashorewashtwp@comcast.net. Washington Township, Berks County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Washington Township Road Concerns

Residents with road concerns should contact Township Manager Christopher Bashore

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 Christopher Bashore, 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.