Location: The Domestic Relations Court is located in the Mahoning County Courthouse, 120 Market Street, Youngstown, Ohio 44503.

Hours of Operation: The Court is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Phone Number: All employees and departments of the Court can be reached at (330) 740-2208.

Fax Number: Faxes to the Court can be sent to (330) 740-2503.

Domestic Violence Office: The Domestic Violence or VALU office is separate from the Court and is operated and staffed by employees and volunteers of Northeast Ohio Legal Services. The office is presently located in the basement of the Mahoning County Courthouse. For more information about Domestic Violence, click here.

Magistrates and Staff: To view the Magistrates and Staff Attorney of the Court, click here. To view the entire Staff of the Court, click here.

Map and Directions: For Directions to the Court, click here.

Why can’t I talk to the Judge or Magistrate? To ensure fairness and equal treatment, Judges and Magistrates are not permitted by their ethical rules to receive what are called ex parte communications—meaning visits, phone calls or other forms of communication from just one side of a case.  To understand more about this bedrock principle, please read this valuable publication from the Ohio Judicial Conference.

Please consider talking to an attorney.  Court cases can be very complicated, and even if you are representing yourself,  you should see a lawyer for legal advice as to how the law applies to you, and what is best for your particular situation.  This might save you time, money and trips to the courthouse, and help you to avoid serious mistakes.    There are lawyers who will help you.  For  more information, call the Mahoning County Bar Association at 330-746-2737 or Community Legal Aid at 1-800-309-5454.

Frequently Asked Questions: For a list of answers to frequently asked questions, click here.


Mahoning County Domestic Relations Court
120 Market St.
Youngstown, OH

Phone: 330-740-2208
Fax: 330-740-2503