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zoning-heroJerry Valentine, Chairman 2023,  Angela Brown, Keith Goshia, Darcy Kaplan, Jenny Sloas
BZC Alternates –     Currently looking to fill positions for 1st Alternate & 2nd alternate
If interested please see tab "I want to" then click on "Apply for job", Zoning Commission Alternates

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.

Don Sutton, Chairman 2023  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.  All meetings are held at the Berlin Township Hall, 3271 Cheshire Road, Delaware, OH  43015.


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


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 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 -  is closing at 3:30 pm, Jan. 26 & 27, 2023
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30-4:30 PM
Friday's Zoning Office closes at 1-2PM for lunch
3271 Cheshire Road
Delaware, Ohio  43015
740-548-7458 Fax

Jacob Bon, Zoning Inspector
(740) 548-5217 ex 103

Sherry Graham, Assistant Zoning Inspector
(740) 548-5217  ex. 103

Cathy Rippel, Zoning Secretary/Assistant
(740) 548-5217  ex.102

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 Information6 documents

  • Zoning Fee Schedule
  • Berlin Township Zoning Resolution
  • Zoning Change/Amendment Flowchart – O.R.C. 519.12
  • CLUP Map existing and new subdivision's
  • Berlin Township Comprehensive Land Use Plan – Adopted, January 10, 2011
  • Berlin Township Zoning District Map