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Tulsa Municipal Court is providing two amnesty sessions for citizens who have outstanding citations for parking and traffic moving violations. The amnesty sessions fall in line with the Resilient Tulsa Strategy, which helps equip all Tulsans with resources to overcome barriers and thrive.

Parking Amnesty, Oct. 24 – Nov. 8, 2019

The first amnesty session will be limited to parking tickets. As of today, the City currently has 66, 857 unpaid parking citations, which totals $2.6 million.

During the parking amnesty period, the vehicle owner or driver will be allowed to pay the pre-set parking fine at City Hall or Municipal Court without late fees or court costs. If someone is unable to pay their citations in full, they will need to see a Judge to set up a payment plan as supervised by the Municipal Court Cost Administrator. Individuals can request to see a judge by visiting the Municipal Courts Office, Court Records, Room 228, between 8-9 a.m. daily. In the case the vehicle owner/driver will be allowed to add themselves to the docket and have the opportunity to set up a payment plan.

Moving Violation Amnesty, Feb. 24 – March 6, 2020

The second amnesty session will be limited to traffic or moving violations, which consist of running red lights, speeding, etc. As of today, the City currently has 10,630 unpaid moving violation tickets, which totals $1.2 million.

During the moving violation amnesty period, individuals will be allowed to pay their citations in full without any late fees or warrant fees. If unable to pay their fines in full, individuals will need to see a Judge to set up a payment plan as supervised by the Municipal Court Cost Administrator. In these cases, the individual will need to add themselves to the docket and have the opportunity to see the Judge. Individuals can request to see a judge by visiting the Municipal Courts Office, Court Records, Room 228, between 8-9 a.m. daily.

Note: If the individual had a fine that was assessed by a Judge and the defendant failed to pay the fine, they will not be allowed to add themselves to the docket and those cases will not be addressed by the amnesty.

Citizens should not wait until the amnesty period begins to pay their outstanding tickets. You can pay in-person at the two following locations:

• Municipal Courts, 600 Civic Center, 2 nd floor

• Hours: 8 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Monday – Friday

• City Hall, 175 E 2 nd St.

• Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday

For more information about Municipal Courts and ticket FAQs, visit: www.cityoftulsa.org/courts