A searchable database has been added to the City of Tulsa website
to allow drivers to look to see if their tag numbers are on the City’s Tow List.
The Tow List includes vehicles with more than one unpaid ticket. Following the amnesty, listed vehicles could be towed and impounded until tickets are paid.
To search the tow list, click on “Public Safety,” then on “Municipal Courts,” and look for the “Tow List” link on the left side of the page. By typing in a tag number it is possible to see if that number is on the list.
If the answer to the query is an unfortunate “yes”, then drivers still have a chance to pay those tickets without additional fines and court fees. Anyone with unpaid tickets on the tow list can save money by paying past-due tickets by the close of business on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.
To pay City of Tulsa parking tickets at face value and avoid costs during this amnesty period, vehicle owners may use cash or a credit card at the cashier's windows at City Hall, 175 E. 2nd Street, or at Tulsa Municipal Courts, 600 Civic Center, second floor.
While tickets can be paid online, the benefits of the amnesty program are not available through the online payment system, and so tickets should be paid in person or by mail during the amnesty in order to avoid additional costs.
After that, a $15 unpaid ticket for parking at an expired meter could quickly cost a driver between $200 and $300.
Vehicles will be removed from the tow list when tickets are paid.
The amnesty period is only for parking tickets at public parking spaces, not for privately-owned lots, moving violations or other kinds of tickets.
Those without internet access can call the City’s Customer Care Center – (918) 596-2100 -- to determine if they have outstanding citations. They should have their car license tag numbers available when calling.