Records Requests

Any person may request to inspect or obtain copies of public records from a public office that keeps those records. The City of Niles makes sure the public has access to those records pursuant to the Ohio Public Records Law (opens in new window). Please submit the City of Niles Public Records Request Form (see below) detailing your request to the Law Department for processing:

Law Department
City Building
34 West State Street
Niles, OH 44446
Office Phone: 330-544-9000 X 5415
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The Ohio Open Records Law, first enacted in 1963,  is contained in Section 149.43 of the Ohio Revised Code. The law describes what records are available, what agencies are covered, what fees can be charged, who can ask for records, etc. Records include all records kept by any public office as well as records of both non-profit and for-profit private schools.

Anyone may request public records and no statement of purpose is required. In fact records requests need not even be submitted in writing and can be made anonymously. There are no restrictions to the use of records and the Ohio Open Records Law does not specify a time limit on open records request.

Open Records Law Ohio Rev. Code sec. 149.43 et seq.

Exempt: Personal bank records; medical records; adoption records; probation and parole records; and certain law enforcement investigative records.


City Building

34 West State Street

Niles, Ohio 44446

330-544-9000 x 1501


Monday – Friday

8 AM – 4 PM

Phil Zuzolo

Law Director