Welcome to the Village of South Russell

South Russell is home to approximately 4,000 residents and is located at the western edge of Geauga County, Ohio.  The 4 mile long by 1 mile wide village is a residential community with unique character and rural “at home” charm.  South Russell students attend the highly acclaimed Chagrin Falls School System.

NOPEC Recognition Award

Caitlin Albright, Community Outreach Liaison with Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC), presented a Recognition Award to Chief Mike Rizzo for the development of programs for the South Russell Village Police Department and Village community.


The Village of South Russell is seeking professional, experienced, qualified applicants for the position of FULL-TIME STREET COMMISSIONER.

2019 – Street Commissioner Job Ad

For consideration, qualified candidates can submit their resume to: fiscalofficer@southrussell.com

The Village of South Russell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Zoning Inspector

The Village of South Russell is accepting applications for a part-time Zoning Inspector. The qualified candidate will have experience in interpreting zoning code and existing structure code, investigating complaints and non-compliance, conducting inspections and exterior maintenance inspections and enforcing regulations. Must be service-oriented, have good communication skills and enjoy working with others, proficient in the use of computers, and able to attend all Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals meetings. Qualified candidates can submit resumes to: fiscalofficer@southrussell.com.

Part-time Zoning Inspector

New  South Russell Village Building Department Hours

Beginning June 3, 2019, the Building Department will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Monday through Thursday

Schedule a Vacation Watch or Register Your Pet

2019 Stormwater Education Task Force

Savoring summer while autumn awaits… mark your calendar with these exciting upcoming events and spread the word!
The Rain Barrel Yard Art Campaign is Back!

Get Septic Smart!

Thursday, September 19, 6:00 -7:30 PM at the Patterson Center. Registration deadline is Monday, September 16th and can be made at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/septic-smart-workshop-tickets-69334209487 or by contacting Geauga SWCD at 440-834-1122 or gprunty@geaugaswcd.com.

Slow the Flow with Rain Gardens and Rain Barrels at 6:00 PM on Thursday, October 17th at the West Woods

Visit  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/slow-the-flow-with-rain-gardens-and-rain-barrels-tickets-67741836657 to register by Tuesday, October 15th or contact Geauga SWCD at 440‐834-1122 or gprunty@geaugaswcd.com.

Wrangling Your Water
Runoff Reduction Article

Also, you are cordially invited to Geauga SWCD’s Annual Dinner & Election, Thursday, October 10th at 6:00 pm at the Claridon Woodlands Lodge! Bring your family to a night of enjoyment and celebration of the District’s 75th year and our county’s commitment to conservation!

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2019 Geauga-Trumbull Collection Dates

Possible Stream Enhancement Grant for Manor Brook

Link to the Power Point presentation shared at the Special Meeting of Council held on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 7 p.m. at Village Hall to discuss a possible stream enhancement grant for the Manorbrook neighborhood can be found here:


High Utility Bills?

Oftentimes the late winter months can bring higher-than-expected utility bills, usually because the cold snaps in January and February result in customers using more energy than normal.  Click on this link for information on  programs that may be helpful during this time:  2018 Energy Programs

Mission Statement

The mission of South Russell Village is to serve the residents of the Village by:

– Providing a high level of essential services

– Planning for future needs while preserving the character of the Village

– Promoting an attitude of professionalism and impartiality among Village officials and employees in a fiscally responsible manner