Tulsa's Amnesty Programs Called Successful

Friday, May 29th 2009, 11:56 am
By: News On 6


TULSA, OK -- In an effort to reduce the backlog in more than $2.2 million worth of unpaid parking tickets, the city of Tulsa offered an amnesty program.

That program ended last week and city officials say the parking and warrant amnesty program settled 1,744 tickets and warrants and brought in $124,428 during April and May.

5/1/2009 Related story: Tulsa Offers Amnesty To Those With Warrants

The warrant amnesty program allowed anyone with unpaid traffic tickets or misdemeanor warrants in the City of Tulsa Municipal Courts to save money and avoid paying late fees and additional court costs by paying their fines or appearing before a judge.

The parking amnesty period allowed violators to pay their fines without paying late fees or court costs for parking tickets.