3271 Cheshire Rd. – Delaware, Ohio 43015
Berlin Township Office

3271 Cheshire Road
Delaware, Ohio 43015

740-548-7458 – fax


The Berlin Township Trustees may be reached by email or by calling 740-548-6350.

Ron Bullard

Tom D’Amico

Ken O’Brien

Fiscal Officer

Claudia Smith
740-548-6350  ext. 100

Berlin Township Fire Dept.

Station 390
2708 Lackey Old State Rd.
Delaware, Ohio 43015

Chief Craig Hall

Assistant Chief Joe Pichert

Lt. Steve Arnold – Fire Prevention


Berlin Township is located in Delaware County Ohio approximately 5.5 miles north of the Columbus City limits. The Township is a mixture of commercial, farm and residential properties with a total area of approximately 22.5 square miles. Centered within Berlin Township is Alum Creek Lake and State Park, a popular recreational area. Our population is approximately 6500 residents which has been gradually increasing each year due to the popularity of the area, the Olentangy School District and the proximity of the Township to Columbus Ohio. Services provided by the Township include a Roads Department, Zoning Department, Cemeteries and Fire Department.


Open Letter to Berlin Township Trustees from Republic Trash Services regarding the trash service the last 3 weeks!

Republic Trash Letter






For Immediate Release:                                                     Monday, July 9, 2018

Stover Excavating will be closing Lackey Old State Road at Berlin Station Road for road widening July 16, 2018 through August 31, 2018.

Any questions concerning this matter please contact Chad Turner at 614-873-5865 or our office at 740-833-2400.

Thank you for your cooperation.


The Berlin Township Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Berlin Township House 3271 Cheshire Rd., Delaware, OH 43015 for the purpose of hearing the following application:

BZA 18-003, request by Dennis & Annette Mowrey, 1661 Dale Ford Road, Delaware, OH 43015 is requesting a reduction of five (5) feet from the required one hundred (100) feet front setback for an existing barn located, Parcel #41824001054009, 3361 Berlin Station Road, 2.258 ± acres, Delaware, OH 43015.

Application is available for public examination from August 10-August 23 inclusive; Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Berlin Township Zoning Office located at 3271 Cheshire Road, Delaware, OH 43015. Questions call 740.548.5217 X102. The person responsible for giving notice of the public hearing by publication is Cathy Rippel.

Board of Zoning Appeals of Berlin Township
Mike Morrill, Chairman


Berlin Township is accepting applications for the position of a part time zoning inspector. A High School diploma is required. Previous zoning inspector or code enforcement experience is desirable. Responsibilities include enforcing zoning codes and regulations, approving zoning permits, reviewing and processing rezone applications, conditional use permits, & variance applications. The applicant should be able to understand construction drawings, and blueprints. Attendance at some evening meetings will be necessary. Good communication and interpersonal skills are mandatory and a working knowledge of computers and the GIS database system is required. Salary range will be $15.00-$19.00 and is commensurate with experience. See township website at www.berlintwp.us to download application.

Send applications to: Berlin Township, c/o Claudia Smith, 3271 Cheshire Road, Delaware, OH 43015 in an envelope marked “Zoning Inspector Position” or email at clerk@berlintwp.


This application has been tabled to date and time certain, August 28, 2018 @7:00 PM

This application has been tabled to date and time certain, July 10, 2018

@7:00 PM

The Berlin Township Zoning Commission will hold a meeting for the purpose of public hearing May 22, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Berlin Township Hall located at 3271 Cheshire Road, Delaware, OH 43015 in order to consider an application to amend the Berlin Zoning Resolution, designated as BZC 17-007, filed by Peachblow Land II LLC, Kenny Asset Management LLC, Triangle Properties Inc., 470 Olde Worthington Road, Suite 101, Westerville, OH 43082.. The applicant is requesting approval of a preliminary development plan known as Berlin Meadows, Parcel’s #41833001016000; 41833001014000; & 41833001094000; from Farm Residential District (FR-1) to R-3 with a Planned Residential District Overlay (R-3/PRD) 193.3 ± acres, 1162 Peachblow Road, O Peachblow Road & 663 Shanahan Road, Lewis Center, OH 43035. The text and map of this application will be available for public examination, excluding legal holidays; May 9 – May 22, 2018, Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Berlin Township Zoning Office located at 3271 Cheshire Rd., Delaware, OH 43015. Also, you can find the text and map on the Berlin Township website www.berlintwp.us After the conclusion of the hearing, the matter will be submitted to the Board of Township Trustees for its action. The person responsible for giving notice of the public hearing by publication is Cathy Rippel. Township residents are encouraged to attend.

Application | Exhibit A-1: Surrounding Property Owners | Exhibit B-1 & B-2: Legal Description and Survey | Exhibit C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4, C-5, C-6: Development Plans, Lot Size Chart, Phasing Plan, Existing Features Plan, Illustrative Plan | Exhibit D-1, D-2, D-3, D-4, D-5, D-6: Landscape Plans and Open Space Plans | Exhibit E-1 through E-11: Utility Plan and Letters | Exhibit F-1: Bank Letter | Exhibit G-1: Structure Separation | Exhibit H-1: Sample Declaration of Covenants/Deed Restrictions

Toni Korleski, Chairwoman

Chapter 4, Community Vision and Priorities

Berlin Township Residents, Zoning Commission needs your help!

Berlin Township Zoning Commission is updating the 2010 Comprehensive Land Use Plan.  We would like you to take a look at Chapter 4, Community Vision and Priorities.   If you have a comment please email it to zoningsecretary@berlintwp.us  and I will be sure to get your comment to the commission members.



Fire Department

Fire Prevention
The Berlin Township Fire Prevention Office performs fire inspections annually to all of the 135 plus businesses located within the township. Responsibilities include enforcing the Ohio State Fire Code as it relates to new construction, remodeling of businesses, change of business usage in an existing structure and annual fire inspections to all commercial properties.

Visit the Fire Prevention page and discover tips to help you prevent fires at your location.

Zoning Department

We’re here to help
The zoning office is here to assist you with all zoning issues and regulations. Please contact us for help and/or information before you decide to embark on a project. We will endeavor to be of assistance in any way possible.

Zoning Commission meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. Starting at 7 PM at 3271 Cheshire Rd., Delaware, OH  43015

Zoning Appeals meet as needed at 7 PM at 3271 Cheshire Rd., Delaware, OH  43015

Roads Department

Delaware County Roads in Berlin Township

  • Africa Road
  • Berlin Station Road
  • Cheshire Road
  • Dunham Road
  • Gregory Road
  • Lackey Old State Road
  • N 3 B’s & K Road
  • N Old State Road
  • Peachblow Road
  • S Old State Road


Sexton Cemetery
Larry Buell
6867 Cheshire Road
Galena, OH 43021
614-738-3979 Cell
740-548-6349 Home

Cheshire Cemetery
3271 Cheshire Road
Delaware, Ohio 43015

Peachblow Cemetery
(no longer active)
3247 Peachblow Road
Delaware, Ohio 43015

Important Announcements


We are starting to update the 2010 comprehensive land use plan for the township. It will take approximately one year to identify the issues and options, listen to public input and complete the plan. The Zoning Commission meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, at 7 PM, 3271 Cheshire Road, Delaware, OH  and the public is encouraged to attend these meetings and make their opinions known. Comprehensive land use plans are advisory documents that may lend support as the basis for new zoning decisions.

Future land use and development of the township is an issue of great importance to all citizens of Berlin Township. A well drafted and supported comprehensive plan will help identify which areas of the township are best for residential development and which should be reserved for commercial and industrial development. The updated plan will take into consideration many factors such as existing roads, sewer availability, growth and development of abutting municipalities, environmental factors and community input.

We want your involvement and input in this process so that we can try to find a common ground and outline a future which best meets the hopes and expectations of our citizens. Please look for more on this subject on our website, Look for Comprehensive Land Use.

The Berlin Township Trustees are taking applications for a 2nd Alternate position with the Board of Zoning Appeals. The Board of Zoning Appeals meet on as needed basis. This is a paid position. If interested please fill out an application which you fill find below. You can email, drop-off or mail to Claudia Smith, Fiscal Officer, 3271 Cheshire Road, Delaware, OH 43015 email: clerk@berlintwp.us

Township Hall Rental 
The township hall is available for Berlin Township residents to rent provided someone has not reserved it first. Cost is $85.00 with a refund of $50.00 sent back to you provided the hall is left in the same condition as you found it. The capacity is eighty people and there are kitchen facilities. Please contact Cathy Rippel at (740)548-5217 ex.102 to reserve it.

Resident Hall Rental Application with Rules