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Zoning FAQs

For more information about Zoning, please visit the Zoning Department Page

Zoning Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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

Laura Borso, Zoning Inspector
(740) 548-5217  ex. 103

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

2022 Berlin Township Zoning Fee Schedule

Penalty for LATE applications, NO applications 100% of regular fee or INCOMPLETE applications
Make all checks payable to: BERLIN TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES

RESIDENTIAL (view PDF for Commercial and other - See Berlin Business Park for separate fees):

1. Single Family Residence - $400.00 each *

2. All residential remodeling with structure - $100.00 each *
change or additions to dwelling or
garage including addition of attached
Burnout, tornado, or natural disaster - NO CHARGE

3. Garages, carports, decks, pole buildings, - $100.00 each *
pergola, pavilion, gazebo
and other storage buildings

4. Small accessory or storage buildings and - NO CHARGE
small decks (less than 100 sq. ft.)
Utility building (less than 100 sq. ft.)

5. Temporary Mobile Home for six (6) mos. - $100.00 each *
(Burnout, tornado, or natural
disaster victim exempt)
Renewal six (6) months $ 50.00 each-not more
(Burnout, tornado, or natural than twice
disaster victim 12-month renewal- exempt)

6. Mobile Home for farm labor - $125.00 *

7. Swimming Pool - $100.00 each *

8. Converting One-family dwelling into - $100.00 per unit

9. Single Family Dwelling used as Model Home for six months  - $400.00 each
Renewal - six (6) months as long as model home until
90% of zoning permits in entire planned subdivision are  - $400 each

10. Multi-Family (twin, single, apartment, building, townhouses - $350.00 plus
condominium)  - $35.00 per 100 sq. ft. **2018

11. Temporary tool, supply, and construction office trailer for - $350.00 plus
six (6) months. 
Renewal - six (6) months-zoning inspector's discretion  - $300.00 each renewal

12. SIGNS - Permanent - $300.00 each
Temporary- six (6) months renewal 
at zoning inspector's discretion  - $300.00 each renewal

13. Variance, Appeal and Conditional Use - $850.00 to include court reports**
Hearings (transcript available at additional
cost to applicant) Additional fee per hearing after 2nd hearing - $600

14. Review Lot Split - $100.00*
                                                   - $200.00 pers acre Up to 500 Acres
Preliminary Development Plan hearing separate from Rezone  - $600.00
Final Development Plan hearing separate from Rezone  - $600.00
Additional fee per hearing after 2nd hearing  - $600.00
Converting One-family dwelling into - $100.00 per unit

16. Modification of approved zoning plan   - $600.00 each

17. Revision to original application (after one (1) month)  - $100.00 each

The Berlin Business Park is overlay ("cloud") zoning consisting of two separate articles (see below) and covers approximately 1,800 acres of land in the northern portion of Berlin Township.

To view a PDF, click here
Business Park Map

Article information:
Berlin Business Park (Commercial Overlay (BCO - Article 15)
Berlin Business Park (Industrial Overlay (BIO - Article 19)

Application Information:
Berlin Business Park Application Workflow
Berlin Business Park Application
Berlin Business Park Application Template

Delaware County Berlin Business Park Site
Berlin Township's Zoning Resolution can be found here, or under the Zoning Department. 

Click here to view the Comprehensive Land Use Plan text for the township

More information including forms may be found on the Zoning Department page.