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.

 Public Zoom Meeting with Trustee Ken O’Brien
Topic: 36/37 Discussion with Ken O’Brien

Time: Oct 10, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 947 6852 3145
Passcode: 476696



The Berlin Township Trustees will hold a virtual hearing on August 12, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. to hear one (1) zoning amendment, identified as BZC 19-004 known as the Berlin Business Park Industrial Overlay.  Also on August 13, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. they will hear one (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 meetings that were held on February 6, 2020.

The amendments, in their current form, are on file with Cathy Rippel, Berlin Township Zoning Secretary, at the Berlin Township Zoning Office located at 3271 Cheshire Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015 and are available for examination between July 16, 2020 to August 12, 2020 during normal business hours. 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.

September 30, 2020  @ 6 PM    BZC 19-004 – Berlin Business Park Industrial Overlay

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Meeting ID: 919 2162 5158

Passcode: 691977


October 1, 2020  @ 6 PM   BZC 19-005 – Berlin Business Park Commercial Overlay

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Meeting ID: 952 6162 2043

Passcode: 678958


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/

Web: www.co.delaware.oh.us

Facebook: @DelawareCountyOhio

Twitter: @DelawareCoOhio


Land Use Exhibit Map reflects changes 9/25/2020 | DRAFT REDLINE 9/25/2020 Berlin Commercial Overlay (BCO) | DRAFT CLEAN 9/25/2020 Berlin Commercial Overlay (BCO) | DRAFT REDLINE 9/25/2020 Berlin Industrial Overlay (BIO) | DRAFT CLEAN 9/25/2020 Berlin Industrial Overlay (BIO)



Delaware County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Here is some information which may be helpful following the storms of 7 September. Yesterday, Delaware County Emergency Management participated in a storm damage survey with the National Weather Service. The preliminary results of that survey indicate weak tornadic activity in northern Delaware County, but also a fair amount of damage from straight-line winds.
Additionally, here are some key preparedness points pertaining to severe weather – please help us share this information:
  •    Sirens are designed to alert individuals who are outdoors to seek shelter and information from a trusted source
  •    Know how to receive alerts through other means, as well:
  •    DELCO Alerts – Click here for more information
  •    NOAA Weather Radio – Click here for more information
  •    Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) – Click here for more information
  •    Television & radio broadcasts
  •    Have a pre-established shelter location; when a tornado warning is issued for your area, go to your designated shelter immediately
 Lastly, below is information from the Ohio Department of Insurance:
During your community’s recovery from the recent severe weather, people may have questions about the insurance process. Please find the disaster recovery toolkit available at https://insurance.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odi/about-us/divisions/consumer-services/resources/severe-weather-toolkit.
Anyone with insurance questions can reach Ohio Department of Insurance consumer services representatives through www.insurance.ohio.govconsumer.complaint@insurance.ohio.gov, and 1-800-686-1526.
The Ohio Department of Insurance is one of the largest government consumer protection agencies in the state.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Very respectfully,
Sean Miller, Director
Delaware County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
10 Court St. Delaware, Ohio 43015
(740) 833-2180 office | (740) 833-2181 direct | (740) 417-6229 mobile
www.delcoema.org | @delcoema



*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