BERLIN TOWNSHIP ZONING COMMISSION MEMBERS
Steve Flaherty, Chairman 2021, Mike Bardash, Martin Johnson, Darcy Kaplan, Jerry Valentine
BZC Alternates – Christina Littleton, 1st Alternate. Angela Brown 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
BERLIN TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
Don Sutton, Chairman 2021, Jason Acevedo, Brad Cook, Michelle Cook, Larry Harmon
BZA Alternate – Quinn Machan, 1st alternate
BZA Alternate – 2nd alternate is needed
The Berlin Township Zoning Board of Appeals meet on a as needed basis.
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.
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.