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Zoning


BERLIN TOWNSHIP ZONING COMMISSION MEMBERS

zoning-heroDarcy Kaplan, Chair 2024,  Angela Brown, Vice-Chair 2024, Jasper DeChristopher, Tara Shields, Jenny Sloas
BZC Alternates –      Keith Goshia 1st  and  2nd-needs filled 

The Berlin Township Zoning Commission (BZC) will hold their regular meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month in 2023, with the exception of December, when there will be a combined organizational meeting with the Berlin Township Zoning Appeals (BZA) on the 2nd Tuesday.  All meetings are held at the Berlin Township Hall, 3271 Cheshire Road, Delaware, OH  43015.

HELP WANTED ON THE ZONING COMMISSION TEAM

Berlin Township is looking to fill a 2nd alt position on the zoning commission team.  This position requires attending  the meetings which are held the second and fourth Tuesday's of the month.  This  is a paid position.  If interested please submit an application and submit to Claudia Smith, Fiscal Officer.  

BERLIN TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
Don Sutton, Chairman 2024  Jason Acevedo, Vice-Chair 2024,  Brad Cook, Michelle Cook,  Larry Harmon
BZA Alternates – Quinn Machan, 1st and Jessica Kenzli, 2nd 

The Berlin Township Zoning Board of Appeals meet on a as needed basis.  All meetings are held at the Berlin Township Hall, 3271 Cheshire Road, Delaware, OH  43015.

BERLIN TOWNSHIP ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD
Christina Littleton, Chair 2024,  Quinn Hoffman, Jennifer Ludwigson, Kim Trackler and Kristin Yorko  Tara Shields, Clerk

The Berlin Township Architectural Review Board meet on a as needed basis.  All meetings are held at the Berlin Township Hall, 3271 Cheshire Road, Delaware, OH  43015.

BERLIN TOWNSHIP BUSINESS PARK – MAP AND TEXT, WORKFLOW & APPLICATION

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

Overlay Article 15 and 19 Application Workflow

Application for the Berlin Business Park Article 15 BCO - Article 19 BIO

Permits
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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.

Signs


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.

Miscellaneous

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 homeowner's 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 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.


Helpful Links


Zoning Office
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00-4:30 PM closes for lunch 1-2 PM
Friday's Zoning Office closes at 1-2PM for lunch

3271 Cheshire Road
Delaware, Ohio  43015
740-548-6350
740-548-7458 Fax

Vacant -  Jerry Valentine,  Zoning Inspector
(740) 548-5217 ex 103
Email: zoninginspector@berlintwp.us

Cathy Rippel, Zoning Secretary/Assistant
(740) 548-5217  ex.102
Email: zoningsecretary@berlintwp.us

Lisa Knapp – Zoning Clerk
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Zoning Forms / Applications7 documents

  • New Home Application
  • Driveway Inspection Application
  • Residential Application
  • Commercial/Industrial Application
  • Six Month Temporary Application
  • Building Use Affidavit
  • Permanent Sign Application

Zoning Information7 documents

  • Zoning 2023 Fee Schedule
  • Berlin Township Zoning Resolution
  • Zoning Change/Amendment Flowchart – O.R.C. 519.12
  • CLUP Map existing and new subdivision's
  • Berlin Township CLUP text adopted September 2023
  • Berlin Township Zoning District Map
  • Berlin Township CLUP Map Adopted September 25, 2023