Geauga County Board of Commissioners

Geauga County Commissioners’ meetings are normally held throughout the year every Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m. at 470 Center Street, Building #4, Chardon, Commissioners’ Chambers.  Notice will be provided whenever a regularly scheduled commissioners’ meeting is to be held at another location, an additional special meeting is scheduled, or a regularly scheduled meeting is cancelled.  Please contact our office at 440-279-1660 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays if you have any questions about a specific commissioners’ meeting or our schedule.

440-279-1660 * Fax 440-286-9177 *

The Board of Commissioners are the taxing, budgeting, appropriating and purchasing authority for county government.  They hold title to county property, along with hearing and ruling on annexations, road vacations, along with approving drainage improvements, and establishing water and sewer districts.

The Board of Commissioners serve on many boards, including the Board of Revision, the County Records Commission and the Planning Commission.

Today County Commissioners are key players in bringing new business and industry to the community along with keeping established employers from moving away.  County Commissioners also have the responsibility of delivering the bulk of human services to adults and children through limited resources and funding from both the State and Federal Government.  In addition, they oversee the funding of alcohol, drug abuse and mental health services, the enforcement of child-support orders and protecting abused and neglected children.

County Commissioners are responsible for environmental protection measures by ensuring safe drinking water and administering sewage treatment plants.  In addition, are involved in solid waste management, consumer recycling and industrial site clean up.

The Board of Commissioners are the hiring authority over the following departments:

  • Archives and Records Center
  • Building Department
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Department on Aging
  • Dog Warden
  • Emergency Services
  • Job and Family Services
  • Maintenance
  • Transit
  • Water Resources

For Immediate Release

January 8, 2021
Geauga County Board of Commissioners
Re: Geauga County Planning Commission

The Geauga County Board of Commissioners are currently accepting applications for the Geauga County Planning Commission to fill a vacant position with a term ending December 31, 2023. Anyone interested in serving can submit an application and resume to the Geauga County Board of Commissioners, 470 Center St. Building #4 Chardon, OH 44024. Applications are available online at the Geauga County Website:

The Geauga County Planning Commission is responsible for the review of subdivisions and makes recommendations on township zoning amendments, provides zoning advice to townships, provides census data, and prepares the county land use plan. The Planning Commission meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 a.m. The Board position is unpaid and will be for a three-year term. Any applicant for consideration must be a resident of Geauga County.

Applications and Resumes will be accepted through February 2021. Please contact the Planning Commission at 440-279-1740 or the Board of County Commissioners at 440-279-1660 with any questions.