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Clear your warrants at a reduced cost for overdue Oklahoma City tickets until March 31

Post Date:07/02/2019 8:39 AM

Do you have a warrant from a years-old Oklahoma City citation? Clear it at a reduced cost during a penalty reduction program until March 31, 2020.

Anyone with a warrant for an unpaid ticket for a class “a” offense dated before July 1, 2017, can participate in the program, which reduces the penalty to a cost similar to a ticket paid on time. You won’t be arrested or go to jail.

For example, an overdue speeding ticket in warrant status could cost up to $613 to resolve -- $420 for fines, costs and fees, plus a $193 for a failure to appear charge. But it can be resolved for $155 during the penalty reduction program.

“Overdue tickets this old prevent people from reinstating their driving privileges with the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, and there’s also an active warrant,” said Municipal Court Administrator LaShawn Thompson. “So beyond encouraging compliance with enforcement of our ordinances, this makes sure an old speeding ticket isn’t the reason someone has trouble getting to work or to school. People can close the case and it won’t be hanging over their head anymore.”

As with any case in Oklahoma City Municipal Court, people with financial difficulties can request a hearing for a judge to determine their ability to pay. Judges have discretion to waive or reduce fines, costs and fees for people who can’t afford them.

Call (405) 297-3898 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays) or visit the Municipal Court Customer Service Window, 701 Couch Drive, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day but holidays to pay the ticket or request a hearing about financial difficulties. You can also visit okc.gov/court for an online payment link and other details.

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Media Contact
Kristy Yager
(405) 297-2550
kristy.yager@okc.gov

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