General Information

James A. Marniella, Magistrate

James J. McDonnell, Prosecutor

Caroline Zarzour, Clerk of Court

Emily Boyko, Deputy Clerk of Court

Contact Information:
North Royalton Mayor’s Court
14000 Bennett Road
North Royalton, OH 44133
440-582-1914 Fax

Hours of Operation:
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
(excluding holidays)

Mayor's Court

The North Royalton Mayor’s Court handles misdemeanor criminal and traffic offenses. If you decide to contest your case, a personal appearance is required at Mayor’s Court.

Court Responsibilities and Officials
The Court Magistrate is James A. Marniella who effectuates the prompt and impartial administration of justice for criminal and civil cases arising within the Court’s jurisdiction. The prosecutor is James J. McDonnell. Clerk of Court Caroline Zarzour is responsible for the business portion of the Court including the filing of all traffic, criminal, civil and small claims cases. All hearings and trials are scheduled by her office. 

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If you decide to contest your case, a personal appearance is required at Mayor’s Court.

Mayor's Court Visitor Screening Policy
It is the policy of the North Royalton Mayor's Court that all visitors to the Court must successfully complete the physical-screening process before being admitted to the building.

Upon entering the Police Department lobby, visitors shall place all items such as bags, packages and purses on the table. Materials are subject to search for prohibited items. Additionally, visitors shall successfully pass through the walk-through magnetometers. To do so, visitors should observe the following tips:

  • Remove all metallic items, such as coins, keys, cell phones and pagers, from pockets and place in the plastic tray.
  • Remove outer garments with a large amount of metal and place them on the table for inspection.
  • Visitors, who are unable or unsuccessfully pass through the walk-through magnetometer, are subject to search with a hand-held metal detector.

Items Prohibited in the North Royalton Mayor’s Court include:

  • Any firearm, deadly weapon, dangerous ordnance, or explosive device as defined in Revised Code Section 2923.11, or as would by common sense or common usage, be used primarily or secondarily as a weapon.
  • Any other instrument that is specially adapted as a weapon.
  • Any switchblade and/or martial-arts knife of any length.
  • Any knife or any knife-like instrument of any length of which the purpose or design suggests that it is not merely a normal pocketknife and normally carried.
  • Any straight razor or razor blade.
  • Any drug of abuse or illegal substance.
  • Any open containers of alcoholic beverages.
  • Any incendiary device or firework, including smoke and stink bombs.
  • Any device that operates as a noisemaker.
  • Any type of sound amplifier, except a personal hearing aid that operates without disruption to the Court.

The Court security officers may exclude any other item or items that caution, good sense or professional experience suggest are inappropriate to the Court environment, whether that item is specifically listed.