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)
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION
May 18, 2015
City of Berne Memorial Day Weekend Schedule
City Offices: Will be closed Monday, May 25th in Observance of Memorial Day
Trash Pick-Up: Monday and Tuesday’s route will be run on Tuesday, May 26th
Compost Site: Open Saturday, May 23rd 7am-3 pm, closed Monday, May 25th
The meeting of the Berne Common Council will be Tuesday, May 26th at 7:30 pm at the City Building, 158 W. Franklin Street.
* When City offices are closed: To report a Water Leak or other non- life threatening emergency call the Berne Police Department (1160 W Main) at 589-2169 and report the situation. If no answer, call the Adams County Sheriff’s Dept. at 911 or (260) 724- 5345 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 dial 911.
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