East Berlin Borough Mayor, Keith Hoffman
State of Emergency, Declaration

Effective Saturday March 14, 2020, I Mayor Keith Hoffman have called for a State of Emergency for the Borough of East Berlin Pennsylvania due to the effects of the Corona Virus.

State of Emergency will remain in effect and will be re-evaluated on April 1, 2020. T he Borough Office and Municipal Authority will be closed to all residents and visitors. The office will remain open for phone calls. All Borough and Municipal Authority Employees will continue reporting to work as usual.

All Committee and Council meetings will be canceled until April 1, 2020 and will be re-evaluated at that time. The Borough Police will remain on duty to work with residents should a problem arise.

We ask all residents of East Berlin to be safe, wash your hands often, refrain from touching your face and from participating in large gatherings. More information can be found at  https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx 

If you have further questions please visit the East Berlin website at  https://eastberlinboro.com or call the Borough office during regular business hours, 717-259-9224.

Keith Hoffman
East Berlin Mayor 

A message from East Berlin Tax Collector, Deb Tate:

Due to the COVID – 19, the Adams County Tax Office, County Commissioners, and East Berlin Borough have changed the dates for paying the 2020 taxes.  The following dates now apply

  • On or before June 30–2 percent discount given
  • Between July 1 and October 31–face/par payment accepted
  • Payment after October 31–10 percent penalty added

Additionally, due to the order for “shelter in place” for all of Pennsylvania, my tax office is closed to tax payers until it is deemed safe to continue to conduct normal business routines.  You can still pay by mail; and if you desire a paid receipt, please send me a stamped, self-addressed envelop with your payment.  Also, I now have a drop box beside my front door for your convenience in paying.  However, please do not put cash in the box.  

These are difficult times for all of us; but hopefully, by working together, we will get through it safely! Please call my office with questions.   

The East Berlin Community Park will be open, but the playground and skate-park will be closed. There will be no pavilion rentals. The portable toilet will be removed temporarily. We encourage everyone to enjoy the outdoors but maintain safe 6-foot social distancing.


NO BULK TRASH PICK-UP at this time due to the Corona Virus pandemic.
For questions in regard to this, please call Waste Connections at 717-709-1700.

During inclement weather, the Borough office adheres to the Bermudian Springs School District closing schedule.

East Berlin named one of top 10 safest, most peaceful places to live in PA!
Click on https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/pennsylvania/pa-safest-cities/

Welcome to the official website for the Borough of East Berlin, Pennsylvania!

Our charming town, its downtown designated a National Historic District, is surrounded by Conewago and Beaver Creeks and nestled within the rolling hills of northeast Adams County. We are located at the crossroads of State Routes 194 and 234, with easy access to Gettysburg, Hanover, York and Harrisburg.

We are home to many businesses, services, industries and organizations. There are fun community events held year round and many opportunities to volunteer and get involved.

Borough Council meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month at 7PM at Borough Hall. The public is always welcome!

If you have further questions, you may contact Cindy Smith, Secretary / Treasurer at  ebsectreas@comcast.net or 717-259-9224

East Berlin Borough Council and Mayor

East Berlin Community Park

Located on the north side of town along Conewago Creek, this 17-acre recreation park
was opened in 2009. It gains in popularity and use every year!

  • 1,250 square foot Picnic Pavilion
  • Skatepark
  • Basketball Court
  • Paved 0.4 mile Walking Path
  • Children’s Playground
  • Soccer Field
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Mulched Trail along Conewago Creek

How can I donate to the park?

Donations help us buy trees and plants, purchase equipment, and fund new projects. They also serve as matching funds when we seek public grants, like the ones we were awarded to build the basketball court, pave the walking path, and build a restroom facility (to be completed in 2019). A fundraising effort is underway to build a fenced dog park, too. You can also donate through our “Picnic Table Sponsor,” “Engrave-a-Brick,” and “Tribute Tree” programs. Or become a sponsor! The continued success of the Community Park is the result of generous donations from our many sponsors. Attend our Annual Golf Outing fundraiser at Briarwood Golf Course held the third Friday in September. We welcome volunteers and Scout troops, too!

What are the park hours and rules?

  • The park is open dawn to dusk.
  • Leashed dogs are welcome, but remember to remove and dispose of waste in the pet waste station.
  • Please carry away all trash and restrict vehicles to paved parking areas.
  • Motorized vehicles, including ATV’s, are NOT allowed on non-paved areas, including along Conewago Creek.

How can I rent the picnic pavilion?

The picnic pavilion, with electrical service and 80-person capacity, can be reserved for exclusive use at a daily fee of $50.

To donate, rent the picnic pavilion, or if you need more information, call the Borough Hall office at (717) 259-9224. The Parks & Recreation Commission meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7:00pm at Borough Hall. The public is always welcome!

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