Niles Municipal Court

Welcome to the Niles Municipal Court

The Niles Municipal Court serves the communities of Niles, McDonald Village and Weathersfield Township. The court conducts preliminary hearings in felony cases, handles traffic and non-traffic misdemeanors, and civil cases where the money in dispute does not exceed $15,000. The Trumbull County Common Pleas Court handles felony criminal cases. The purpose of this website is to provide public access to case information maintained by the Clerk of the Niles Municipal Court. Due to the applicable provisions of Ohio law regarding privacy and confidentiality, not all case information is available to the public through this website.

Court Staff

Hon. Christopher J. Shaker Judge
Sherry L. Rose Clerk of Court
Michael A. Holmes Bailiff
Aryn C. Zakrajsek Probation Officer

General Information

Forms of Payment


Cards Taken: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover
Credit Card Fee: $2.00 flat rate uop to $66.85
3% for $66.86 or higher amount


Cards Taken: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Samsung Pay, Google Pay, Apple Pay and Tap
Credit Card Fee: Debit Card: $2.00 flat rate for any amount
  Credit Card: $2.00 flat rate up to $66.85
    3% for $66.85 or higher amount
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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 voicemail at (330) 367-5160.


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. There is no Court fee. Please arrive 15 minutes earlier so that your paperwork can be prepared.