Tuesday, 28 April 2009
The City of Tulsa announced today that anyone with unpaid traffic tickets or misdemeanor warrants in City of Tulsa Municipal Courts can save money and avoid paying late fees and additional court costs by paying their fines or appearing before a judge during the Municipal Court Warrant Amnesty Program which begins Friday (May 1) and continues through May 22, 2009.
Those who appear will not be arrested for their outstanding warrants.
Immigration status of those appearing to pay fines or for a court appearance will not be checked.
There will be expedited court dockets each weekday from May 1 through May 22 to handle the increased volume of cases quickly.
Those who have unpaid tickets or citations involving cases with pre-set fines (which includes most traffic violations) can pay their fines at the cashier windows at City Hall at One Technology Center, 175 E. 2nd Street. Hours there are 7:30 a.m. through 5 p.m.
Fines can also be paid at the cashier in Tulsa Police/Municipal Courts Building, 600 Civic Center. Hours there are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m..
Payments can be made with cash, money orders, cashier’s checks or Mastercard or Visa credit or debit cards. Personal checks are NOT acceptable.
For people who have failed to appear on a "book to court" citation or arrest case, and must appear before a judge to settle their cases.
Special dockets will be each weekday from 1 to 4 p.m.
For people who have warrants for failure to pay after an earlier court adjudication, they may also appear at the special court dockets from 1 to 4 p.m. Those individuals should report to the Warrants Office at the Police/Municipal Courts Building. They can appear before the judge if they can pay at least 25 percent of the amount due and consent to pay the balance within 90 days of the court appearance.
The City of Tulsa has established a phone line at (918) 596-7761 for persons to obtain information relating to outstanding municipal warrants and to answer any questions about the Municipal Warrant Amnesty Program Anyone wanting to know if they have outstanding warrants can also get that information from the Mayor’s Action Center at 596-2100.
The City just completed a three-week amnesty period allowing holders of unpaid parking tickets to pay their fines without additional late fees or court costs. That program resulted in 849 overdue tickets being paid for a total of $14,970.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 28 April 2009 )