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About Your Ticket

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Traffic-Criminal Ticket 

Your traffic or criminal ticket is a legal document charging you with a violation of a municipal ordinance. You are required to take action. The information below provides options to address your ticket.

Your Court Date

Your court date and time is written on the bottom of your ticket. To enter a plea of guilty or no contest, you must appear on or before your court date. Arraignment court is held at 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except City-observed holidays. You may attend either session on or before the court date written on your ticket. Check in 30 minutes before court at the Customer Service Window. 

Note: Inappropriate attire is not allowed. This includes shorts, tank tops, or men's hats, unless for religious purposes. Please put electronic devices on silent while in the courtroom.

First Time Pay Extension

You can request your first extension in person at the Customer Service Window on or before the court date written on your ticket. A photo I.D. is required to receive this extension. 

Continued Arraignment

You can request a one-time, 30-day continuance of your first court date in person at the Customer Service Window or by phone at (405) 297-3898. A $15 fee per case will be added for each continuance granted.

Driver Improvement School

Driver Improvement School is an option to keep insurance costs down to get an eligible ticket dismissed. You may be eligible if you have not taken the court approved driving course within three years for the Oklahoma City Municipal Court. Your ticket must not be past due.

You will be required to pay an administrative fee. Driving school costs vary. You can sign up at the Customer Service Window and by phone. All requirements must be successfully completed by the due date.

Note: If you have a commercial driver’s license and receive a ticket while driving a commercial or private vehicle, it is by law, reported to the State Department of Public Safety.  Not all violations are approved for Driver Improvement  School. Failure to successfully complete Driver Improvement  School by the due date could result in a warrant being issued and additional costs. You may search online for your ticket to find out if we have closed your case. 

Failure to Provide Proof of Insurance 

You can appear no later than the business day before the first scheduled arraignment date and show proof that you had valid insurance at the time the citation was issued, the citation shall be dismissed without court costs.

If the case is not in warrant status and you did not have valid insurance at the time the citation was issued but has obtained insurance, shows proof and chooses to enter a plea of guilty or no contest, $50 of the existing fine amount shall be suspended without an appearance in Court.

In all other circumstances, you shall be checked in for the next available arraignment docket or may be granted a 30 day continuance with no additional fees assessed. 

Illegal Tag Display and Equipment Violation

If you received a ticket for an illegal tag display or an equipment violation, you may be eligible to pay a reduced amount by presenting proof of compliance on or before your court date.

Not Guilty Plea and Posting Bond

To plead not guilty and request a trial, appear in person at the Customer Service Window on or before your court date. The cost to post a bond is the cost of the ticket plus a $35 bond posting fee. Payment is required at the time of bond posting.

You will be given a trial date after posting bond. Please see (PDF) for more information. 

Your Trial Date

You will be given a trial date and time after posting your bond. During the trial, you will be given an  opportunity to present testimony and evidence. Please see (PDF) for more information.

Failure to Take Action or Appear 

If you fail to pay the fine, post bond or appear by your court date, your fine and/or bond amount will be increased to the maximum amount and additional fees may be added to your case. You may also be charged with a new charge of failure to appear.

Parking Ticket

You have 15 days to take action on your parking ticket.  All continuances must be requested in person at the Customer Service Window. Please contact Parking Enforcement at (405) 297-2787 if you received a handicap placard violation.

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