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.

Village Offices will be closed on Friday, November 27, 2020.

The Police Department can be reached at

(440) 557-5535 (Direct)(non-urgent)






The following position has been posted:

Part-time Building Inspector

Please send cover letter with resume to: fiscalofficer@southrussell.com 
On July 13, 2020 the Council of the Village of South Russell passed the following legislation:

Resolution authorizing the Village to discard refuse, street scrapings, and other personal property, such as dirt, grindings, and mulch, that is under the control of the Village Street Department but not needed for the improvement of Village property and no longer necessary to the Village Street Department and determined by the Village to be not needed for public use and of no value to the Village.  

Individuals interested in being placed on a list to obtain such materials when they become available should contact Street Commissioner Alder at (440) 338-3891 or email streets@southrussell.com


The South Russell Village Park is Now

The Playground at the South Russell Village Park will be OPEN beginning Thursday, August 27th.  The playground hours will be 8:00 a.m. until dusk daily.  Maximum capacity will be limited to 30 persons.  A disinfecting program has been established and a sanitizing station has been installed in order for guests to sanitize their hands before and after using the playground.  Please follow the Governor’s guidelines regarding the wearing of masks and social distancing.  If you have any questions, please contact Chief Rizzo at 440-557-5535.

No Reservations are being taken for South Russell Village Park Pavilion.
The Pavilion may be used on a First Come, First Served Basis.
Group Size is Limited to 10 Persons or Less.

Please Wear A Mask 
When Conducting Business 
In the Village OfficesThank You!


Village of South Russell Stormwater Meeting

SRV situations

Mitchell – South Russell Restoration Presentation


What you need to know about Coronavirus
from the Ohio Municipal League

You can access coronavirus.ohio.gov for constantly-updated information and guidance.
Read the most accurate information on COVID-19 in this fact sheet (HERE) from the federal CDC.

AG Yost Warns of an
Outbreak of Scams Related to Coronavirus

For more details:  AG YOST Warns of Coronavirus Scams

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!

New  South Russell Village Building Department Hours

The Building Department will be open from
8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Monday through Thursday
8:00 a.m. until noon on Friday

Information from the Illuminating Company
Managing Through a Power Outage

First Energy’s Tips for Managing Through a Power Outage

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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:  https://www.firstenergycorp.com/content/fecorp/newsroom/news_articles/assistance-programs-available-for-firstenergy-customers-in-ohio-.html

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 impatiality among Village officials and employees in a fiscally responsible manner