The Oklahoma Eagle Newswire
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. During the amnesty periods, individuals with parking or moving violation tickets will only have to pay the original cost of the ticket and not have to pay any added late fees or court costs.
Parking Amnesty, Mon., Oct. 28 – Fri., Nov. 8, 2019
The first amnesty session will be limited to parking tickets. As of September, the City had 66,857 unpaid parking citations, which totaled $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, they will have the opportunity to set up a payment plan. Parking Amnesty individuals will need to know their tag number in order for the issues to be addressed.
Moving Violation Amnesty, Mon., Feb. 24 – Fri., 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 September, the City had 10,630 unpaid moving violation tickets, which totaled $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 to 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 do not have to 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