Welcome to our city's recently enhanced website. Here, you will find information on Berne's elected officials, boards and city services, as well as many area links.
Settled in 1852 by a small group of devout Swiss Mennonites, Berne is located in the heart of Adams County, home to a vibrant and extensive Amish community. Berne has the largest outdoor museum in northern Indiana in Swiss Heritage Village, the newly constructed, massive, Berne Clock Tower and Muensterberg Plaza, our annual Swiss Days Festival Celebration, and many other local and area attractions.
Conveniently located near several major roadways, Berne is only 35 miles south of Fort Wayne, and 90 miles north of Indianapolis. In today's hectic world, Berne has retained the charm and ambiance of small town Americana while embracing our Swiss roots.
We invite you to visit Berne and discover for yourself why Bloomberg Business Week 2011 rated Berne the second best community in Indiana in which to live and raise a family.
For Agendas and Minutes of meetings, click here ( This page continues to be updated)
The City Will be flushing hydrants May 21st and May 22nd.
The City of Berne Water Department will be performing fire hydrant maintenance on city fire hydrants May 21st and May 22nd. Fire Hydrants in your area might be flushed during this time.
City of Berne
John Crider, Water Superintendent
Memorial Day Holiday Schedule
City Offices will be closed Monday, May 27th
- The second council meeting of the month will move to Tuesday, May 28th at 7:30 pm in the council chambers of Berne City Hall, 158 West Franklin Street
- Trash Pickup for Monday, May 27th and Tuesday, May 28th will be on Tuesday, the 28th.
When City offices are closed: To report a Water Leak or other non- life threatening emergency after office hours, call the Berne Police Department (1160 W Main) at 589-2169 and report the situation. If no answer, call 911 and inform the dispatcher that it is not an urgent emergency, but you would like an officer to check on the situation. The officer will contact the appropriate department if necessary. For all other emergencies call the Adams County Sheriff’s Dept. 911 or (260) 724- 5345