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.



Wednesday, May 27,, 2020
For Immediate Release:

In order to accommodate school activities in the area, Trucco Construction Company, Inc. will now be closing Africa Road between Lewis Center Road and Plumb Road June 5 to June 7 for sanitary installation.

Please contact Dave Adams with Trucco for any questions


Thank you for your cooperation.


South Old State and Cheshire Road Intersection will be closed for a new single lane modern roundabout.

It is expected to be a 5-week intersection closure through July 2020

Beginning May 26th with posted detour.

The township trustees have received the following information from the Delaware County Engineer Office regarding railroad closing:

*Please review this attachment concerning a (1) Road Closure by CSX Railroad for Berlin Station Road.  This Closure will take place (probably without much notice) at the end of May/beginning of June, and last for approx. 3-4 days.*

Road Closing Permit Application for Shanahan/North Road and Berlin Station Road

CENSUS 2020!!

As far back as 1790, we’ve been counting everyone who lives in this country.  We call it the Census.  And America’s founders included the Census in the Constitution because they wanted a government that represents the people.  Article 1 Section 2 mandates that a census occur every ten years.  And that count is used to allocate seats in the House of Representatives for the next 10 years for all 50 states.

But the Census is all that and more.  It’s a once-a-decade chance to track the shifts in population across our country.  Where do we need to build more schools, hospitals, and roads?  Your response to the 2020 Census will inform how billions in federal funding flow to communities every year.  In the spring of 2020, everyone in our country will get counted.

So, whether you are a [insert local sport team mascot name(s)] or a recent graduate or a retiree, farmer or factory worker, artist or aspiring astronaut, this message is for you.  You count!  Grandparents count, newborns count, and everyone you’ve seen today counts.  If you’ve lived in the country only a few weeks or for your entire life, you count.  If you live alone, with family, with friends, or with people you don’t know all that well, you all count.  Everyone counts!

And everyone living in your household on April 1st needs to get counted as part of the 2020 Census.  So when you get your invitation from the U.S. Census Bureau to participate in the 2020 Census, we’re counting on you to participate.  Visit www.2020census.gov  or regionalplanning.co.delaware.oh.us/data/census/ for more information.



The Berlin Township Trustees will hold a public hearing  April 9, 2020 at the Township Hall, 3271 Cheshire Road, Delaware, OH starting at 6:00 PM.  They will continue with one (1) zoning amendment, identified as BZC 19-004 known as the Berlin Business Park Industrial Overlay.  This was tabled and continued to date and time certain at the February 6, 2020 hearing.  *POSTPONED until July 15, 2010 at 6 PM, due to the COVID-19 virus!*

The Berlin Township Trustees will hold a public hearing  April 23, 2020 at the Township Hall, 3271 Cheshire Road, Delaware, OH starting at 6:00 PM.  They will continue one (1) zoning amendment, identified as BZC 19-005 known as the Berlin Business Park Commercial Overlay. This was tabled and continued to date and time certain at the February 6, 2020 hearing.  *POSTPONED until July 16, 2010 at 6 PM, due to the COVID-19 virus!

Both of these amendments have been initiated via motion of the Berlin Zoning Commission and are proposed to be amendments to the Berlin Township Zoning Resolution.

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

Web: www.co.delaware.oh.us

Facebook: @DelawareCountyOhio

Twitter: @DelawareCoOhio

Berlin Township Business Park – Map and Text 

Land Use Exhibit Map – Revised 10/24/19 | Land Use Exhibit Map Alt 1 – Revised 10/24/19 recommended by the Zoning Commission 10-29-19 | Article 15 – Berlin Commercial Overlay Text – recommended by Zoning Commission 10-29-19 | Article 19 – Berlin Industrial Overlay Text – recommended by Zoning Commission 10-29-19 | Berlin Business Park Tax Analysis Memo 10-23-19 |


*This was tabled to date and time certain June 9, @7 PM by virtual Zoom Mtg.*


The Berlin Township Zoning Commission will hold a virtual hearing May 12, 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, 3 Easton Oval, Suite 420, Columbus, OH 43219. The applicant is requesting approval of a preliminary development plan to rezone, Parcel #41824001054005, Berlin Station Road, Delaware, OH 43015 from Farm Residential District (FR-1) to Planned Residential District (PRD), 62.7 ± acres, 91 single family lot subdivision, Berlin Farm. 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. 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 join us virtually.

Invite Link, ID & Password


Meeting ID: 343 049 8766
Password: 305420

Steve Flaherty, Chairman

Application | Zoning Text | Letter of Transmittal | Adjacent Owners | Zoning Description and Plat | Illustrated Development Plans | Landscape Plans | Utility Plans | Investigation of Waters | Recorded Deed Restrictions | Cluster Box Units


*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. a 2nd Alternate position for Zoning Commission, which meet 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.  These are 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 month of May, June & July.

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