General Information

Niles Municipal Court's Jurisdiction includes Niles, Weathersfield Township and the Village of McDonald.

Civil Division encompasses the General Division, Small claims, Rent Escrows, and Trusteeship. All funds are received according to the orders and directives of the Court. All funds are disbursed pursuant to Ohio Revised Code.

The Criminal and Traffic Divisions process and maintain the entries and orders of the Court, accept bail and bond, establish and monitor Defendant's payment plans. Prepare felony charges that are bound over to the Trumbull County Grand Jury.

The Clerk's Office is responsible for receipting all monies due for traffic, criminal, civil, and marriage fees. The monies are then disbursed pursuant to Ohio Revised Code.


If a warrant has been issued for your arrest from the Niles Municipal Court, it is your responsibility to turn yourself in to the court. We do not schedule hearings for Defendants who have a warrant.


Fax filings are accepted, however the original must follow by mail. Please include as much information as possible when faxing court filings.


The Judge performs weddings for individuals who live in the Court's jurisdiction, (Niles, Weathersfield Township and the Village of McDonald). Marriage ceremonies are performed on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:00 am. by appointment only. The Court fee is $20.00. Please arrive 15 minutes earlier so that your paperwork can be prepared.

Court Appointed Attorneys

The Court does not appoint attorneys for minor misdemeanor citations. If you do not have the funds to hire an attorney, you may apply for a court appointed attorney by filling out an application which you can pick up from the clerk's office.

After the notarized application is submitted to the clerk's office, accompanied by proper proof of income and mandatory $25 fee, it is then given to the Judge for his approval. The $25.00 fee must be paid within 7 days after arraignment. The Public Defender can be left a voice mail at (234) 220-6976.

Forms of Payment

Cash, Money Order, Certified Check, Visa/MasterCard/Discover. Credit Card payments are charged a fee. $1 - $100 fee $5; $101 - $250 fee $10; $251 - $500 fee $15; $501 - $1,000 fee $20; $1,001 - $2,500 fee $30.

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