Anyone with a Tulsa parking or other municipal citation will have a few days grace to clear up their original fines without having to pay additional penalties or court costs. Parking tickets must be paid in-person, this week at the city hall (2nd & Cincinnati) or municipal court, at 600 Civic Center(near the county courthouse).
Additionally, those pleading a financial hardship can present their case to a judge for a payment plan. Those requests need to be made in person between 8-10am, at the municipal court.
Non-parking citations will also be able to seek amnesty of the additional penalties, court costs, and bench warrants. There are over 100,000 such outstanding citations in the Tulsa court records.
Parking, and some other citations, are issued to the legal owner of the vehicle. If your vehicle is sometimes driven by someone else, it is plausible you may not know of an outstanding citation. You may need to ask some pointed questions to others who drive a vehicle you're responsible for(employees, teenagers, spouse, etc).
Amnesty periods like this are usually granted just prior to a major crackdown on those warrants which remain unresolved.
Ignored traffic or parking citations can result in the wrong person being punished. If someone doesn't pay and doesn't own the vehicle involved, they could cause severe consequences for the vehicle's owner. An employee could(and maybe should) be terminated for this behavior.
A teen could (& maybe should) have severe loss of vehicle privileges for jeopardizing mom or dad's liberty & property.
Prior to this amnesty, cops often just waited until they pull over a driver on a moving violation or in responding to a police call. These unsettled warrants can make the difference between an impounded vehicle, booked into jail, or not.
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