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

CLUP Survey Results
Berlin Township 2019 Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) Community Survey Response Summary

Berlin Township 2019 Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) Comments Summary

Thank you to all who took the time to fill the survey out and submit, whether it was through the website, mailed, or dropped off at the zoning office!

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.

“Due to the State of Emergency associated with the Covid-19 Virus all previously scheduled meetings are subject to change” 

Please check with the Zoning Secretary Cathy Rippel 740.548.5217 x 102 to verify meeting dates and times.



Berlin Business Park

The Berlin Township Trustees will hold a virtual hearings  (1) zoning amendment, identified as BZC 19-004 known as the Berlin Business Park Industrial Overlay.  Also (1) zoning amendment, identified as BZC 19-005 known as the Berlin Business Park Commercial Overlay. These amendments have been initiated via motion of the Berlin Zoning Commission and are proposed to be amendments to the Berlin Township Zoning Resolution. These meetings are the continuation of the prior business park meetings.

Please note, this meeting in its entirety will be conducted virtually. Public will have the right to comment by joining the meetings live with the following links.


Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 966 2951 8590
Passcode: 400207



Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 942 8537 5460
Passcode: 935199


For questions please contact Zach Dowley, Economic Development Specialist, 101 N. Sandusky Street, Delaware, OH  43015 or

Phone:  740.833.2113

Email: zdowley@co.delaware.oh.us     —-  https://dcfa.co.delaware.oh.us/2019/11/04/berlin-township-zoning-documents-and-maps/

Please see the above link for the updated Draft Clean and Redline copies of the Berlin Commercial Overlay; Berlin Industrial Overlay and map

Web: www.co.delaware.oh.us

Facebook: @DelawareCountyOhio

Twitter: @DelawareCoOhio


Land Use Exhibit Map – October 2020 | Berlin Commercial Overlay (BCO) – Redline – 11/23/2020 | Berlin Commercial Overlay (BCO) – Clean – 10/23/2020 | Berlin Industrial Overlay (BIO) – Redline – 11/04/2020 | Berlin Industrial Overlay (BIO) – Clean – 11/18/2020



The Berlin Township Zoning Commission will hold a virtual hearing November 24, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of considering a zoning application, designated as BZC 20-001 filed by M/I Homes of Central Ohio, LLC, 4131 Worth Ave., Suite 260, Columbus, OH 43219. The applicant is submitting a Final Development plan for an approved Planned Residential Distract (PRD), ±62.7 acres, 91 single family homes, known as Berlin Farm, Parcel #41824001054005, Berlin Station Road, Delaware, OH 43015. For questions call David Loveless, Zoning Inspector at 740.548.5217 x103. Also, you can find the text and map on the Berlin Township website www.berlintwp.us Please note, this meeting in its entirety will be conducted virtually. Public will have the right to comment by joining the meeting live with an invite link. The link for the meeting will be made available on the township website and the township Facebook page before the meeting date and time. The person responsible for giving notice of the public hearing by publication is Cathy Rippel. Township residents are encouraged to join us virtually.

Steve Flaherty, Chairman

Application | Development Plan Text | Exhibit A-1: Adjacent Owners and Addresses | Exhibit B-1: Zoning Description | Exhibit B-2: Zoning Plat | Exhibit C-1: Regional Context Plan | Exhibit C-2: Existing Conditions Plan | Exhibit C-3: Development Plan | Exhibit C-3A: Illustrative Development Plan | Exhibit C-4: Phasing Plan and Model Home Locations | Exhibit C-5: Model Home Enlargements and Signage | Exhibit D-1: Overall Landscape Plan | Exhibit D-2: Open Space and Landscape Enlargement Plans | Exhibit D-3: Entry Landscape Enlargement | Exhibit D-4: Landscape Details | Exhibit D-5: Open Space Plan | Exhibit E-1: Utility Plan | Exhibit F-1: Investigation of Waters of the U.S. | Exhibit G-1: Letters of Serviceability | Exhibit H-1: Architectural Elevations | Exhibit I-1: Sample Declaration of Covenant/Deed Restrictions | Exhibit J-1: Cluster Box Units | Exhibit K-1: Traffic Access Study


Topic: BZC meeting
Time: Nov 24, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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*Berlin Township new trash hauler is Rumpke starting in February 2019* open here for the flyer with information







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

The Berlin Township Trustees are taking applications for  2 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

Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 the township hall will be closed to rentals for the rest of 2020.

Township Hall Rental

The township hall is available for Berlin Township residents to rent provided someone has not reserved it first. Cost is $150.00 with a refund of $100.00 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 the room.

2020 Resident Hall Rental Application with Rules