Frequently Asked Questions
- How can I obtain a blank report form online?
- What constitutes an abandoned vehicle?
- What is the curfew for juveniles (any person under the age of 18) in Muhlenberg Township?
- What should you do if you are stopped by a Police Officer?
- How do I report a crime in Muhlenberg Twp.?
- Who should I contact regarding fingerprinting?
- Where can I pay parking tickets, traffic citations and non-traffic citations?
- How can I obtain an official police report and what is the cost?
- Are motorized scooters or "pocket bikes" permitted on public streets and/or sidewalks?
- When is a vehicle crash reportable?
- Where is the department located?
You can obtain online forms for certain reports to complete and forward to our department. See our "Online Reports" link for a list of these certain report forms. Some of these reports must be personally submitted at our office with proof of identification.
A vehicle (other than a pedalcycle) is abandoned on public streets if it is parked for more than 48 hours while displaying an expired inspection or registration sticker; is in an inoperable condition; or is parked illegally. A vehicle is abandoned on private property if it has been parked there for more than 24 hours without the consent of the property owner, in which case the property owner or designee must report the vehicle as abandoned. See the online form to report abandoned vehicles.
The curfew in Muhlenberg Twp. is 9:00 pm to 5:00 am every day, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
See our form on what to do if you are stopped by a police officer, click here
Crimes can be reported in several ways: For emergencies, dial 911; For non-emergencies, call our office directly at (610) 929-5454 or call the Berks County Communications Center non-emergency line at (610) 655-4911; Personally make reports at our office; and by completing online report forms that can be obtained through this website and forwarding them to our department.
If you need fingerprinting please contact the Berks County Sheriffs Department, (610) 478-6395. http://www.co.berks.pa.us/dept/sheriff/Pages/default.aspx
Parking tickets can be paid during normal business hours at the Muhlenberg Twp. Police Dept. at 210 George St. Reading, PA 19605. Traffic and non-traffic citations are handled at the Magistrate's Office during normal business hours, at 427 Water Street, Temple, PA 19560.
Refer to Access to Public Records Fee Schedule under "About Us", or click here
No. Per the PA Motor Vehicle Code, a motorized scooter is both a vehicle and a motor vehicle, and is subject to the laws covering registration, titles, inspection, insurance, licensing of operator and the general rules of the roadway.
A crash is reportable when it occurs on a traffic-way, and there is an injury or death of any person involved, and/or damage to any vehicle involved to the extent that it cannot be driven under its own power.
Our department is located at 210 George Street, Reading, PA 19560.