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Keeping Geauga County Safer
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GCDES - 12518 Merritt RD

12518 Merritt Road
Chardon, Ohio 44024-9049

(440) 285-2222, 564-7131, 834-1856, Extension 2170
Direct Line:  (440) 279-2170
Administrative Fax:  (440) 286-1023
Operations Fax:  (440) 285-7016

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If you have trouble finding the agency, you may phone us at 440-279-2172.  To report a Hazardous Material spill or to contact agency members after hours, call the Sheriff's Office at 440-286-1234.

You may also contact the staff via e-mail:



The Geauga County Department of Emergency Services and Emergency Operations Center is located at 12518 Merritt Road, Chardon, Ohio 44024.  The agency is located off of State Route 44 between State Route 322 and State Route 87 on Merritt Road.  The agency is located just south of UHHS Geauga Hospital and just east of the new Geauga County Safety Center (Sheriff's Office).  For directions, please click either of the above images.