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.

Part-time Zoning Inspector
Part-Time Zoning Inspector.revised – Adopted 9-9-19
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 Board of Zoning Appeals meetings. Qualified candidates can submit resumes to: fiscalofficer@southrussell.com.

Fire Marshall
FPO – Fire Marshall – adopted 3-11-19
The Village of South Russell is accepting applications for a part-time Fire Marshall. The qualified candidates must be certified as a Certified Fire Safety Inspector and must have completed both State of Ohio Firefighter I and Firefighter II certifications. Must be service-oriented, have good communication skills and enjoy working with others. Qualified candidates can submit resumes to: fiscalofficer@southrussell.com.

Tax Forms and Preparation Assistance

CCA Forms and Information 
Questions may  be directed to the CCA offices at (216) 664-2070.
CCA also offers tax preparation assistance at the following locations:  http://ccatax.ci.cleveland.oh.us/?p=tpaschedule
For eligible residents, the 2019 CCA Tax Exempt Certificates should be completed and mailed to:

Central Collection Agency
P.O. Box 94810
Cleveland, OH 44101-4810

Geauga County Department on Aging offers Tax Assistance for seniors 60 years of age or older.  The service is by appointment only.  See The Geauga Senior News for more information: https://www.co.geauga.oh.us/Portals/0/resources/County%20Documents/department%20on%20aging/newsletters/2020/DOA_Feb20.pdf

The Geauga County Library will host AARP Volunteers to assist with Tax preparation by appointment.  For more information:  https://geaugalibrary.libcal.com/event/5949993

2020 Census Workers Needed

The 2020 Census is taking place this year and Geauga County needs 380 census workers to accomplish this task.  Census takers work within the community in which they live and South Russell needs 12 workers total.  Census takers earn $17.00 per hour and primarily work  from April to August 2020.  For more information or to apply on line:  https://www.co.geauga.oh.us/Departments/Planning-Commission/Census

Chagrin River Watershed Partners, in partnership with other organizations, will again be offering a Master Rain Gardener certification course for residents and professionals within Northeast Ohio. This 5-week course is open to residents of Northeast Ohio and can be taken in-person or online. The program is being offered 4 times in 2020. The first online course starts February 3 and registration is open now!
Master Rain Gardener Program Flyer 2020

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Schedule a Vacation Watch or Register Your Pet

NOACA is creating a new bicycle and pedestrian plan to improve access and safety across our region. Even if you ride occasionally or enjoy a leisurely stroll, we need input from everyone to ensure the plan serves all our area’s residents! Take our survey at bit.ly/33jFEX1 today!

View the following articles:  “Frustrated with Unwanted Calls?  AG Yost Continues to Aggressively Address Robo Calls;” “Get a New Device?  Beware of Activation Scams;” and “Phony Emails Request Purchase of Gift Cards for Boss or Pastor.” Consumer Advocate Newsletter – December 2019

New  South Russell Village Building Department Hours

The Building Department will be open from
8:00 a.m. until 2:15 p.m.
Monday through Thursday

Managing Through a Power Outage

First Energy’s Tips for Managing Through a Power Outage

Wrangling Your Water
Runoff Reduction Article

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 Stream Enhancement Grant for Manor Brook

Link to the Power Point presentation for the stream enhancement grant for the Manor Brook 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