Building Department

Bureau of Inspections and Licensing


470 Center Street, Building #8-C
Chardon, Ohio 44024-1071

(440) 285-2222, Extension 1780
Newbury and Burton Residents:  1-888-714-0006, Extension 1780
Direct Line:  (440) 279-1780
Fax:  (440) 285-2237

We are closed from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for lunch.


The Geauga County Building Department issues building permits and inspects new structures to ensure governmental standards and regulations.

Employee Information

Daniel W. Spada
Chief Building Official
(440) 279-1784
Larry Heiden
Chief Electrical Inspector
(440) 279-1786
Lisa Moriarty
Permit Technician - Administrative Associate
(440) 279-1787
Elaine Malkamaki
Permit Technician
(440) 279-1787

Board of County Commissioners' Seal This department reports to the Board of County Commissioners:
James W. Dvorak, Timothy C. Lennon, and Ralph Spidalieri.