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.

Beginning in 2021 ALL pubic notices will be located under the Public Notice Tab
Berlin Township Trustees post the zoom link, ID and password on their agenda which you will find under agenda tab.
Berlin Township Zoning Commission zoom link, ID and password will post the afternoon of meeting date and time which you will find under the public notice.
All Zoom meetings will continue through July 2021.

 Berlin Township Trustees are looking to hire 2 Berlin Township Commission members (BZC). You need to be a resident of Berlin Township.  The BZC meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday’s of the month at 7 PM.  The Zoning Commission is the legislative body of the township.  If interested please fill out the application located under the Quick Links of this page.  Any questions please contact Cathy Rippel.



Monday, May 17, 2021
For Immediate Release:

Norfolk Southern Railway will be closing Peachblow Road RR tracks for emergency repairs between Crownover Way and Piatt Road on 5/24/21 and our office will continue the closure for a roundabout installation until 7/16/21. Please follow all detours.

Please contact Geoff Reeder at 419-493-3166 for RR questions between 5/24/21 and 5/30/21 and our office at 740-833-2400 for road work questions between 6/1/21 and 7/16/21.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Land Use Exhibit Map – December 2020 | Article 15, Berlin Commercial Overlay (BCO) 12.14.2020 | Article 19, Berlin Industrial Overlay (BIO) 11.23.2020



Energy Harbor Electric Aggregation Notice


Berlin Township Aggregation Bulletin






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 is still closed for rentals. 

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