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.


Cops & Kids Fishing Event

Come join The South Russell Police Department for a day of fishing in beautiful Lake Louise. Snacks & lunch provided. This event is open to the public. Registration is not required, but we encourage you to send us an email with the approximate number of adults and children who will be in attendance. Information can be sent to: policechief@southrussell.com

South Russell Committee Openings

South Russell Village has an opening on the Planning Commission.  The purpose of the Planning Commission members is to regulate the overall development of the village, including new businesses, subdivisions, and zoning changes in order to maintain the quality and character of the village.  The Planning Commission’s next meetings are on May 10 and June 14.  This is a good opportunity to learn about PC, meet the members, and get an idea of what being a member of PC is about.  Members serve a six-year term.  They meet on the second Thursday of the month at 7:30 P.M. when needed.  In 2017 PC met five times.   Three residents, a member of council and the mayor make up the committee.  Interested residents should submit a letter of interest along with a resume to: fiscalofficer@southrussell.com

We also have an opening on The Emergency Operations Plan committee. We seek someone who would like to help the village if and when a disaster/emergency might strike.  This committee serves as a guiding group of residents who would be called on to perform duties as needed during a crisis.  We have developed a plan, had it approved by the Geauga County Emergency Management Group, and will test this plan in a table top exercise in the summer.  Interested residents should submit a letter of interest and resume to: fiscalofficer@southrussell.com

Geauga County Collection Events 

Paper Shredding 

Appliance Collection

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

Schedule a Vacation / House Watch

The South Russell Police Department offers vacation watches for residents.  Click here to submit your request.

Geauga Trumbull info for website 2-2-17

County and Hazardous Waste Collections

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