The Property Maintenance officer handles matters concerning the external condition of properties in Berlin Borough. The list includes structures and grounds and deals with everything from deteriorating buildings to unkempt yards. The objective of this office is to protect the health, safety and the general welfare of the community. Any condition that is found to have a blighting effect on the neighborhood shall constitute cause for correction. Chapters 101 and 246 of the Code of Berlin contain ordinances that are enforced by the property maintenance officer.
(856) 767-7777 ext. 320
Spring Cleanup / Maintenance
Over the past few years, towns have experienced an increase in vacant houses. It is a challenge for both the administration and neighbors of these properties. Many times owners will abandon a home or the lending institution will foreclose on the property. In these situations, a property can start deteriorating and go un-noticed until a blighting effect is obvious. The challenge comes when the responsible party cannot be determined. The law provides that the owner of record is responsible for maintaining the property until the property is sold or the lending institution takes over the responsibility. Making this determination can take several months or more to find a resolve. Neighbors with a watchful eye can report such inactivity which may help expedite the process.