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




Zoning Department


Steve Flaherty, Chairman 2021,  Angela Brown, Darcy Kaplan, Christina Littleton, Jerry Valentine

BZC Alternates –    Jenny Sloas, 1st Alternate.  Sherry Graham, 2nd alternate

Public Notice Berlin Zoning Commission 2021

The Berlin Township Zoning Commission (BZC) will hold their regular meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month in 2021, with the exception December, when there will be a combined organizational meeting with the Berlin Township Zoning Appeals (BZA) on the 2nd Tuesday. All meetings will be held virtual (Zoom) until further notice. 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 2021,  Jason Acevedo, Brad Cook, Michelle Cook,  Larry Harmon

BZA Alternate – Quinn Machan, 1st alternate, Jessica Kenzli, 2nd alternate

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


This meeting has been postponed to July 27, 2021 and will not be a Zoom meeting.  As of July 1, 2021, the authority to conduct meetings over a virtual platform expired. Therefore, all public meetings must resume the requirement to be held in person and as always, open to the public. Therefore, moving forward all meetings will be held at the township hall like they were pre-pandemic. 

Notices will be resent to landowners and we will re-advertise for July 27, 2021 at 7 pm.

The Berlin Township Zoning Commission will hold a virtual hearing July 13, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. for considering an application, designated as BZC 21-003 filed by Buckeye Swim Club, 3375 Brentwood Court, Powell, OH 43065. The applicant is requesting to rezone, Parcel #41833001002000, ±5.00 acres and Parcel #41833001003000, ±5.00 acres from Farm Residential District (FR-1) to Planned Commercial District (PCD) 1895 Peachblow Road, Lewis Center, OH 43035 to build an indoor competitive swimming pool and Commerce Center, known as Peachblow Crossing Aquatics and Commerce Center.

Cover Letter and Approved Conditional Use Application | Preliminary Development Application | Legal Description | Proposed Uses | Community Support | Plat Plan | Adjacent Properties | Proposed Buildings | Proposed Landscape | Sewer and Utility Letters | Fire Serviceability | Timeline

Steve Flaherty, Chairman



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 meet on the 2nd Tuesday and 4th 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.