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Oklahoma City Municipal Court won’t re-open May 1; call for case updates or to provide updated contact info

Post Date:04/29/2020 11:21 AM

The Oklahoma City Municipal Court is working on plans to re-open later in May if public health conditions continue to improve, but the Court will not re-open on May 1.

The Court is contacting people to re-schedule hearings scheduled for early May. Call the Court at (405) 297-3898 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays) for case updates, or to make sure the Court has your most recent contact information.

“Along with our City leadership, we’ll be evaluating public health data to determine when we’ll re-open, and how to do that safely,” said Municipal Court Administrator LaShawn Thompson. “Right now, we’re working toward a partial re-opening later in May. But until plans are more firmly in place, it’s best for everyone with a pending court case to make sure we have their updated phone number and address. We’ll be contacting people proactively to reschedule hearings when necessary.”

Court sessions have been on hold since March as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop locally. All hearings are being rescheduled without penalties or warrants.

You can pay tickets without a hearing using the online payment link at okc.gov/court or by calling (405) 297-3898 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays).

The deadline to clear eligible old warrants at a reduced cost using the penalty reduction program has been extended to Dec. 31 because of the pandemic. Read more here.

When conditions improve, information about the partial re-opening of Municipal Court will be issued as a news release and be posted to social media, okc.gov/court and covid19.okc.gov.

Visit covid19.okc.gov for the latest local COVID-19 news, guidance and City services updates.

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Media Contact
LaShawn Thompson
(405) 297-2673
lashawn.thompson@okc.gov

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