Departments & Services

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    The Administration Department of the Town of Berlin is located in Town Hall, at 10 William Street. Berlin has operated under a strong mayor form of government since 1868. The Charter of the Town of establishes the Town Council as … Continue reading

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  • Economic and Community Development

    Berlin’s Economic and Community Development Department is responsible for the coordination of the activities of the Berlin Main Street Program, the Art and Entertainment District, issuance of Town Business Licenses and represents the Town at various state and local venues. … Continue reading

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  • Electric Department Personnel


    The Electric Utility is separated into 2 divisions: Generation (Power Plant located on William Street) and Distribution (Line Crew located on Schoolfield Street).    The Electric Department is subject to the regulatory jurisdiction of the Maryland Public Service Commission (MPSC).  Rates for purchased … Continue reading

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  • Emergency Notification

    CodeRED Emergency Notification System Discover what CodeRED is and what it can do for you! To sign up for CodeRED, click the Sign Up button on the bottom of this page. The Town of Berlin offers its residents and businesses … Continue reading

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  • l-r (bottom row) Rondell Wise, Senior Accountant; Geneva Peters, Utility Billing Supervisor; (top row) Michelle Townsend, Customer Service Rep; Natalie Saleh, Finance Director; Shirley White, Fiscal Specialist; Melissa Coffey, Customer Service Supervisor.


    The Finance Department of the Town of Berlin is located in Town Hall, at 10 William Street. The Finance Department oversees all financial aspects of the Town; paying bills and receiving payments for utilities, business taxes*, fees, permits and other … Continue reading

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  • Fire

    Fire Company

    Fire protection is provided to Berlin and the surrounding area by the Berlin Fire Company, an independent entity. For Emergencies, please call 9-1-1. Berlin Fire Company 214 North Main Street | Berlin, MD 21811 Phone: 410.641.1977 | Fax: 410.641.2494 Visit … Continue reading

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    Human Resources

    The Human Resources Department is responsible for recruitment and hiring of personnel and administering employee benefits and risk management for the Town. Meet the Human Resources Director

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  • Parks

    CLEAN-UP DAY AND TAKE PRIDE IN BERLIN WEEK The Berlin Parks Commission holds an annual clean-up day and Take Pride in Berlin Week around Earth Day (April 22nd). Each year volunteers are needed to help us clean-up Berlin’s parks, but … Continue reading

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  • Permits & Inspections and Code Enforcement

    Please view the downloadable documents under “Downloads”.

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    Planning and Permits

    Berlin’s Planning and Zoning Department is responsible for assisting with the physical growth and development of the Town. To that end, the department provides Staff support to the Berlin Planning Commission and revises the Berlin Comprehensive Land Use Plan periodically. … Continue reading

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  • Bottom row l-to-r PCO Jodie Martin, Records Clerk Bernita Downing, PCO Kristin McLaren. Center l-to-r PFC Brian Hirshman, PFC Claude Holland, Lt. Jeffrey Lawson, Chief Arnold Downing, Lt. Robert Fisher, PFC Joseph Kerr, CPL James Seibert. Top l-to-r CPL Michael O'Connor, PFC Jeannine Jerscheid, PFC Edward Carmean, PFC Jessica Collins, PFC Chris Bireley. Not pictured: PFC Jason Burnett, PCO Lisa Purnell, PCO Christine Lyle and K-9 Luke.

    Police Department

    Berlin Police Department Website Meet the Police Chief

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  • Public Works/Trash & Recycling

    The Public Works Department is divided into two divisions: Streets and Sanitation.  The Streets Division is responsible for the maintenance of Town owned streets and roadways and sidewalks.  The Sanitation division is responsible for trash and recycling collection.  The Public … Continue reading

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  • Town Forms & Permit Applications

    Board & Commission Applications Board of Zoning Appeals Application Historic District Commission Application Housing Board of Appeals Application Planning Commission Application Building Permit Forms Building Permit Application Demolition Permit Application Fence Permit Application Grading Excavation Permit Application Sign Permit Application Other … Continue reading

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  • Water

    Water Resources

    Berlin’s Water Resources Department consists of four divisions: Water, Wastewater, Spray Irrigation, and Stormwater Management. The Water Division is responsible for operation and maintenance of the Town’s municipal water system, including infrastructure (pipes and pump stations), treatment and water towers. … Continue reading

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