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Good Deeds

Good Deeds LogoYour Geauga County Recorder, Sharon C. Gingerich, Geauga County Probate/Juvenile Judge, Tim Grendell, and several area attorneys are offering a deed review service to the residents of Geauga County called The Good Deeds Program. The Geauga County Department on Aging will offer legal assistance to residents 60 years of age and over through their legal assistance plan.

Please see the brochure below for an explanation of this Program. We hope that whether or not you participate in this program, you will begin to think about your deeds, wills, and estate planning and contact your own attorney.

To make an appointment with the Department on Aging, call (440) 279-2130.

Good Deeds Brochure

2019 Upcoming Good Deeds Program

Geauga County Recorder, Sharon C. Gingerich; Probate/Juvenile Court Judge, Tim Grendell; and local attorneys offer a deed review program called The Good Deeds Program to help Geauga County residents better understand probate issues regarding property transfers.

The Program is a volunteer deed review process for Geauga County homeowners. It is a county-wide effort to help Geauga residents (1) identify whether the form of their present deed will require transfer through the Probate Court upon death; and (2) to consider less expensive and less time-consuming alternatives to a probate transfer.

Our Good Deeds Program Schedule:

  • The 2019 Good Deeds Program schedule is not available yet.  Please check back soon.

The presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Probate Court, Courtroom A on the second floor of the Annex (231 Main Street).

The Recorder’s Office will open at 6:00 p.m. to allow residents to obtain copies of their deeds. However, you can obtain a copy of your deed any time during office hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). If you come in for it, it will cost you ten cents a page. If you request we mail it to you, copy charges of $2.00/page are required in advance. Otherwise, you really should have your original deed. You received it at the time you purchased your home from your title insurance company or whomever.

The Annex is NOT open prior to 6:00 p.m. on the days we host the Program. The Recorder's Office will close shortly before the scheduled presentation time.

If you do not want to stand in line the day of the Program to get a copy of your deed, please bring your original or get a copy in advance.

After the presentation, attorneys will be available to privately discuss your estate matters.

Please note:  if County Offices are closed due to weather issues, the Program will be cancelled. If the weather is threatening, please call the Court or the Recorder prior to 4:00 p.m. to confirm. See contact information below.

Light refreshments will be served.

We are taking a Youth Good Deeds Program to local high school seniors. We hope to make this presentation to schools on a yearly basis.

For further information, contact Sharon C. Gingerich, Geauga County Recorder at (440) 279-2021 or recorder@co.geauga.oh.us; or Cheryl Koncler, Geauga County Probate/Juvenile Court at (440) 279-1840 or ckoncler@geaugacourts.org.

It is our pleasure to offer this service to the Residents of Geauga County.

Sharon C. Gingerich, Geauga County Recorder


Timothy J. Grendell, Geauga Probate/Juvenile Judge