Borough of East Berlin


General Information

Borough Hall Office

128 Water Street
East Berlin, PA 17316
Phone: (717) 259-9224
Fax:     (717) 259-8298 (Cindy Smith, Secretary/Treasurer)

Office Hours: By Appointment Only

The East Berlin Borough Council and Mayor operate under the Pennsylvania Borough Code

It defines the Borough’s governmental structure and the legislative, administrative and judicial powers of the Council. The Council writes and adopts ordinances, resolutions, bylaws, rules and regulations that maintain good government and protect the safety and welfare of its residents.

East Berlin Borough is a member of the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs.

Our seven Borough Council members are elected at large in staggered four-year terms. The Council has six committees with three members each. We are required to reorganize on a biennial basis, on the first Monday in January of each even-numbered year.

We also have a Mayor who is elected to a four-year term and is primarily responsible for oversight of our Police Chief, has emergency responsibilities, may perform weddings, and can break a tie in council meetings.

All elected officials are required to be residents and electors of East Berlin Borough for at least a year before running for office. Residency must be maintained for duration of elected term. Borough Council members can be appointed to the Planning Commission and Parks and Recreation Commission where they serve as liaisons but cannot serve simultaneously on the Zoning Hearing Board.

The Borough engages with other Adams County municipalities through the Adams County Council of Governments and the Adams County Borough Association.

Our Borough Secretary/Treasurer is normally the first point of contact for the public, and the staff person responsible for record keeping, report filing, receiving revenues, paying expenses, and maintaining the Borough’s financial books.

We have a Police Chief who also serves as Code Enforcement Officer, and maintenance staff responsible for maintaining Borough property, including the Community Park and our local streets.

We welcome the public to meetings of the Borough Council, Planning Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission, and Zoning Hearing Board.

Public comments are invited at the beginning of every meeting.

Borough Office

128 Water St
East Berlin, PA 17316

Borough Office: 717-259-9224

Hours: By Appointment

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