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Welcome to Berlin Borough, New Jersey
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Important Numbers

Phone   (856) 767 - 7777

Orange arrow   Clerk's Office: ext. 302 / 303
Orange arrow   Vital Statistics: ext. 302 / 303
Orange arrow   Public Works: ext. 316
Orange arrow   Construction/Planning/Zoning: ext. 316
Orange arrow   Tax Collector/Water/Sewer: ext. 305 / 306
Orange arrow   Tax Assessor: ext. 319
Orange arrow   Police Department: (856) 767 - 4700
Orange arrow   Municipal Court: (856) 767-1721
Orange arrow   Administrator: ext. 302

Berlin Borough, New Jersey

59 South White Horse Pike
Berlin, NJ 08009
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Current Weather
News, Information and Upcoming Events
Volunteering Opportunity
flower The Borough of Berlin is looking for individuals who are interested in volunteering on several boards/committees for the upcoming year. The following boards are; Planning Board/Historic Preservation Commission/Board of Health/and Economic Development Committee. Please e mail the Borough Administrator at clerk@berlinnj.org with your name, address and phone number and your information will be turned over to the mayor and council for consideration. Thank you.
Thanksgiving Holiday
flower In Observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, all offices in the borough, including the Department of Public Works will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone.
Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony
flower Berlin’s annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2015. The parade starts at the Berlin Fire Hall at 6:00 pm on route to the Municipal Building where the tree lighting takes place. Please come and join us for this official start of the Christmas Holiday.
Celebration Advisory Committee (CAC)
flower The first official meeting will be held Monday November 23rd 7pm at the municipal hall. Due to important information such as appointments and decisions all members are expected to be at the first meeting. Thank you! Any questions or for more information please email maprimo@verizon.net
Leaf Pickup
flower From the Department of Public Works

Leaf pick up will begin November 1st in the borough. Please do not place piles of leaves out prior to this date. Thank you.


Please be reminded that DPW will shift to fall/winter organics pick up on November 2, 2015. All organic material placed in cans at curb side will be picked up on Thursday into Friday for the remainder of the year. Spring schedule will resume sometime in March and we will notify the residents closer to that time.
Ribbon Cutting
flower Mayor Armano cutting ribbon for Grand Opening of Helping Hands Gym and community of families facing Autism and Special needs Saturday September 12, 2015.

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Notice Of Road Construction
flower East Taunton Avenue Construction Project

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Project Americanism Award Ceremony
flower Project

Celebration Advisory Committee Q & A
Blood Drive
flower October 30, 2015 is the Berlin Police 3rd annual Blood Drive from 3pm-8pm at the Berlin Community Center.
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
flower National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be held on September 26, 2015 from 10am-2pm. As part of our Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Program, our officers will be out at the CVS Pharmacy on Cross Keys Road and White Horse Pike. We also have a Drug Drop Box in the police department lobby open Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm.
To Our Residents
flower August 7, 2015


We have been in our new location now since June 22, 2015 and are still trying to adjust to everything. We want to thank our residents for your patience and cooperation regarding our changes.

We still do not have our permanent signage on the outside of our building. The signage we have put out is only temporary; however, it does show the office locations and entrances.

You will note that the MAIN entrance is now changed to the side of the building between the municipal building and the police station. This entrance is covered to protect you from the weather. It is also monitored as all areas in a local government facility should be. The front doors that many of our residents were use to using are now being used for egress only. The main entrance on the side of the parking lot is a lot more convenient for our residents.

The handi-capped door is also located on the side of the municipal building that leads to the elevator. The elevator is under repair and is expected to be back in service in the very near future. For the time being, we ask that anyone who cannot make the steps just let the police matron know at her ground level window and the office you want will be called and we will come to you.

Again, thank you all for adjusting to the many changes with us.

Charleen Santora, Borough Administrator
Information from the Clerk's Office
flower When an ordinance is being introduced at a council meeting, the copies of the ordinance are available in the clerk’s office the next day. Also, for those of you who subscribe to the Courier Post, the introduced ordinances are always published in full a few days after introduction noting the date, time and place of the public hearing for said ordinance.

This gives the public ample time to understand the ordinance and be prepared for questions at the public hearing if necessary.

As always, the clerk’s office is available to review any and all resolutions and ordinances during working hours. Thank you.
Operation Hours For Dump
flower Normal Summer Operating Hours for Dump located on 373 Watsontown-New Freedom

This is to inform the public that the hours of operation at this location will be from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm Monday thru Friday. Closed from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm for lunch will remain until Labor Day. Open on Saturday from 8 am to noon. Borough is still allowing trailers for organic drop off until further notice.

Thank you. Management
Berlin Offices Open

Please be advised that the move from the Berlin Hotel back into the Municipal Building located at 59 South White Horse Pike has been completed and we are back open for business.

Our hours remain the same. 8 am until 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday to serve the public. On behalf of the Mayor and Council and the employees of the Borough, we thank you all for the patience you showed us during this transition.

Charleen Santora, Borough Administrator
Soccer Field Fertilizing
flower Attention all Residents

The Berlin Soccer Association will be fertilizing the soccer fields on Monday thru Thursday, June 22 thru June 25, 2015. Please keep children and pets off those fields for a couple days. Thank you for your cooperation.
Safe Transaction Zone
flower Safe Transaction Zone

SafetyThe Berlin Police Department is proud to announce the designation of a safety zone where citizens can make sales and purchases through sites like Craigslist.

"The safe transaction zones are designed to help protect our citizens as robberies, thefts and scams become more prevalent with online transaction sites," says Chief Michael DeLorenzo.

Safe Transaction Zones have been set up in the lobby and surrounding parking lots of the Berlin Police Headquarters at 59 S. White Horse ...

The announcement comes after a previous investigation where a man was charged in the deaths of a couple whose bodies were found in rural Georgia. They apparently were lured by the suspect through a Craigslist ad with hopes of buying an antique Mustang convertible. The victims, in their 60s, had been shot in the head.

Members of the Berlin Police Department say they will not participate in transactions or act as witnesses. "Our employees are not available for legal advice or allowed to settle disputes between parties involved in transactions occurring in our facility," Chief DeLorenzo said. Transactions involving weapons, drugs and/or drug paraphernalia are barred from the zones.

The lobby of the Berlin Police Department is available 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Anyone using the lobby to complete a transaction is asked to notify the police matron. Residents using the facility during the weekend or after hours are encouraged to use the parking lots which are under video surveillance.
Certificate Of Occupancy Inspections
flower The Borough of Berlin Construction Department will perform Certificate of Occupancy Inspections on all resale properties. For more information please call the Construction Office Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm. or email construction@berlinnj.org
Road Repaving: Laurel Avenue & Taunton Avenue
flower Attention Residents Of Laurel Avenue

Please be advised that borough engineers, Pennoni Associates have been retained by the borough to design the repaving of Laurel Avenue. We anticipate that roadway improvements will commence in May/June 2015.

The roadway will be repaved with new surface course paving. The scope of work will include installation of a concrete gutter with tree removal and driveway apron restoration as required for installation. Disturbed areas will be restored with topsoil, seed and straw mulch.

If you have any concerns please feel free to contact Chris Kunder or Hugh Dougherty at 856-547-0505.

Attention Residents Of Taunton Avenue

Please be advised that borough engineers Pennoni Associates has been retained by the borough to design the repaving of Taunton Avenue (between Rt. 30 and the Railroad). We anticipate that roadway improvements will commence in May/June 2015.

The roadway will be repaved with new surface course paving. The scope of work will include removal of all trees located between the curb and sidewalk and replacement of deteriorated curb, sidewalk, and driveway aprons or as necessary to implement the design. Disturbed areas will be restored with topsoil, seed and straw mulch.

In the next few weeks, Atlantic City Electric crews will trim the trees affected by the power lines between the curb and sidewalk to below the level of the power lines. The tree trunks and stumps will be removed later in the year as part of the repaving project.

If you have any concerns please feel free to contact Chris Kunder or Hugh Dougherty at 856 547 0505.
South Jersey Gas
flower Important infomation regarding upgrade of pipeline facilities along NJSH Route 73, from Cross Keys Road to White Horse Pike (NJSH Route 30), along Taunton Ave from NJSH Route 73 to Copper Road, and associated side streets

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Report Pot Holes
flower To report a pothole on the following county roads listed here, please contact Louis Cappelli, Camden County Freeholder at louc@camdencounty.com or (856) 225-5451. You may also contact Kevin Becica, Camden County Engineer, (856) 566-2980.
  • New Freedom Road
  • Tansboro Road
  • Jackson Road
  • Berlin-Clementon Road
  • Egg Harbor Road
To report potholes on Borough Roads please contact the Borough of Berlin’s Department of Public Works at dpw@berlinnj.org or (856) 767-0056.
Pet Licensing
flower The State of New Jersey requires all animals to have up-to-date rabies vaccinations.

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Mitigation Plan: Part 3
Construction Department Annual Inspection
flower The Borough of Berlin Construction Department conducts annual inspections for all rental units per Chapter 256 of the Borough Code
Hazard Mitigation Plan
flower As part of the on-going update of the Camden County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, a Preliminary Municipal Appendix is available for review that addresses natural hazard mitigation issues for our community. The Preliminary Municipal Appendix can be downloaded from http://nj4hmp.com  by clicking on "Camden County" and then clicking on "Berlin Brough". Comments can be submitted via the "Contact Us" page on the website.

However, please note that comments must be submitted no later January 9th. There will be a open community meeting on January 7th at 7:30pm.The meeting will be held in the community center on Franklin Ave.
Drunk Driving Crackdown
flower Supporting the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2014 Year End Holiday Statewide Crackdown

Letter of Enforcement
DSOGPO 2014 Proclamation
Council Meeting Videos
flower You may now view the council meetings by video on this web site.
Just go under Government and scroll down to council videos for each monthly council meeting.

Charleen Santora, Borough Administrator
Dedication of Washington Ave
flower On Saturday Former Fire Chief Walter McKeever turned 100 years old. Part of Washington Avenue was named “Chief McKeever Ave?in his honor.
Also, pictured here is Mayor Armano, Walter McKeever and Chief Bill Behnke in front of a truck the he was involved in purchasing back in 1956 as Chief.

dedication dedication
Berlin Borough Police Department on Nixle
flower Sign up for notifications, alerts and advisories

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Letter Regarding Eastern Highschool
flower From Dr. Harold Melleby, Jr.

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Black Bear Encounter Tips

Black Bear News
Bear Encounter Tips
Residents of Berlin Borough of Berlin
flower Please note that two representatives from a company called RMH will be going around door to door on behalf of Atlantic City Electric to promote information regarding energy wise rewards from Atlantic City Electric. I expect them to be in the borough for about three months. Each representative will have picture identification and proof they work for RMH on behalf of AC Electric. If anyone has any questions, please contact me, Charleen Santora, at 856 767 7777 x 302. Thank you
Proposed Development on Tansboro Road Letter
Statement Regarding Kmart
Mayor of the Year
flower At the Camden County Mayor's Association Reorganization Dinner on Friday, February 21, 2014, Mayor Armano was honored by receiving the award for Mayor of the Year.

Mayor of the Year
Municipal Dog Licensing Procedures
flower Public Health Update: Municipal Dog Licensing Procedures and the Rabies Vaccination Requirement

For more information, click here
Hazardous Waste Collection
flower Berlin Residents : For your convenience here is the Camden County’s schedule for Hazardous Waste Collection

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Street Light Outages
flower Street light outages can be reported to AC Electric at the following phone number 1-800-642-3780.

When calling you will need the location and the pole number which can be found on the pole at approximately eye level. Anyone with computer access can report a street light outage online. Click here to report outage. It is much quicker to report the outage online if possible.
Smoke Detector Requirements For Resale
National Preparedness Month
flower The Office of Property Maintenance monitors the condition of properties throughout the Borough to create a uniform standard in order to protect the safety, health and welfare of the general public. Property Maintenance addresses issues regarding structural and sanitary conditions of properties and dwellings. Violations of those conditions include, but are not limited to the following topics:

Unsanitary conditions ?the accumulation of rubbish, garbage, refuse, overgrown grass and weeds, dead and dying trees or other natural growth. Deterioration of premises ?unsafe structures, and any other appearance or condition that creates a blighting effect on the neighborhood. This includes any condition that would be a threat to the health and safety of the general public.

More specific conditions can be found in Chapters 101 & 246 of the Berlin Borough Code Book on our website ? www.berlinnj.org. To report a potential violation, please call 856 767 7777 option 5.

For more information, go to Property Maintenance under Departments
Affordable Apartments For Rent
flower For more information: click here
The Incase System
flower The Incase is an innovative new system that utilizes barcode scanning technology to provide police with home owners?personal contact information in emergency situations. The Incase is now available in Berlin Borough and is endorsed by Chief DeLorenzo and the Berlin Borough Police Department. At the super low cost of only $6 (plus tax) per home, the Incase is a very affordable safety device. You can register online at www.theincase.com.

For more information: click here
Call Before Digging
flower A Reminder from our Good Friends at Atlantic City Electric

Orange arrow   Atlantic City Electric Reminds Customers to call 811 Before Digging
Orange arrow   Steer Clear of Overhead and Underground Utility Lines

Spring is here and opportunities to tackle various backyard and construction projects are also. Most yard work involves digging, which emphasizes the importance of being safe around overhead and underground utility lines.

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To Pet Owners
flower The municipal clerk’s office is getting a lot of complaints about animal waste on sidewalks and grass near and around sidewalks in many areas of the borough. Realizing that animal owners do not have many areas to walk their pets, we ask that you carry with you the means of disposing of your pet’s waste. It is very unfair for our community to be subject to this problem and it is very unfair for those of you who are considerate and DO pick up after your animals.

Below is a link put out by the Department of Environmental Protection that we also have posted under our Storm Water Management Site. Please take the time to read this article and please help us keep Berlin clean.

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Senior Citizen / Disabled Deduction
flower If you are over the age of sixty-five, own your own home and earn $10,000.00 or less per year (not including social security) you may be eligible for a senior citizen/disabled deduction. Forms are available for download on the borough’s website or applicants can apply at the Tax Office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. ?4:30 p.m.
RxCut Plus Card
RxCut?Plus: The Equalizer in Healthcare

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  • Works for pet medications
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