3271 Cheshire Rd. – Delaware, Ohio 43015
Zoning Office

3271 Cheshire Road
Delaware, Ohio  43015
740-548-7458 Fax


David Loveless, Zoning Inspector
(740) 548-5217 ex.103


Cathy Rippel, Zoning Secretary/Assistant
(740) 548-5217  ex.102


Lisa Knapp – Zoning Clerk




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 meet 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.

Zoning Department


Toni Korleski, Chairwoman 2019, Mike Bardash, Martin Johnson, Darcy Kaplen,  Jerry Valentine

BZC Alternates –   Steve Flaherty, Ray Armstrong

Public Notice Berlin Zoning Commission 2019

The Berlin Township Zoning Commission (BZC) will hold their regular meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month in 2019, with the exception of December, when there will be a single regular meeting on the 2nd Tuesday.  All regular meetings are held at the Berlin Township Hall located at 3271 Cheshire Road, Delaware, OH  43015 starting at 7PM.  View the township’s website at www.berlintwp.us for further details and updates regarding Zoning Commission meetings.

By order of the Berlin Township Zoning Commission

– Cathy Rippel, Zoning Secretary/Assistant


Don Sutton, Chairman 2019,  Jason Acevedo, Brad Cook, Michelle Cook,  Joe Korleski

BZA Alternates
– In need of 2 Alternates

The Berlin Township Zoning Board of Appeals meet on a as needed basis.


Applications for permits can be obtained directly from the zoning office or we can mail or fax them to you upon request.  Permits are needed for the following: new home, deck, porch, room addition, swimming pool, shed, garage, storage building and/or satellite dish.  The setbacks for your various building projects are dependent upon the zoning district in which you live.  Please contact us in the zoning office with any questions.


For sale, for rent and for lease signs are permitted only on the property in question and must be behind the right-of-way (ROW). Normally, the ROW ends at the utility poles so you should be okay if you keep them behind those poles.  Please contact the office for any other signs you may want to install.  If they are allowed a permit may be required.


Basketball hoops must be kept out of the ROW and are never allowed in the street.  Also, cars, boats, vehicles are not allowed to be stored in front of your house.  Please contact the zoning office for specifics as to the rules and regulations for the township and refer to your homeowners association for their regulations if you live in a subdivision.  Also, you should be aware of any deed restrictions that may apply to you and your home.

Zoning Meetings

The township has two boards and one committee that support the zoning function:

BZC – The Berlin Township Zoning Commission that is a legislative board made up of five members and two alternates who reside in the township.  This board is responsible to hear rezoning cases as well as changes of use, modifications to approved development plans and administrative reviews.  They usually meet on the second Tuesday of each month.

BZA – The Board of Zoning Appeals which is a quasi-judicial group also made up of five members and two alternates who reside in the township.  This board is responsible to hear requests for conditional uses, variances, and home occupations.  They meet upon request.