WHAT IS THE COST DOCKET?
If you are arrested or convicted of a crime, you may be ordered to pay money to the court. The cost docket handles fines, fees, and costs associated with your case. The cost docket conducts hearings in which the judge and the individual who owes fines and fees set up a method for the person to pay their fines and fees.
HOW DO I GET ON IT?
You can request to be on the cost docket! The judge can help by working with you to make a payment plan that is best suited for you, schedule work hours, or develop an alternative plan.
You may also be assigned to the cost docket if you are arrested for or convicted of a criminal offense or have unpaid traffic tickets.
In some cases, there may be additional benefits of being on the cost docket, including having your fines and fees reduced by the judge just for attending court!
DO I HAVE FINES & FEES?
You can find out the exact amount that you owe by attending your court hearings. If your address is current, you may get paperwork stating what you owe in the mail. If not, you can call or visit Cost Administration at the Tulsa County Court Clerk , 500 South Denver Avenue, Room 200 , Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103-3832 , (918) 596-5482.
HOW DO I PAY THEM?
For certain cases/offenses, payments can be made online at oscn.net under the ‘e-payments tab’. You can also pay your fines and fees by check, cash, or credit card at court in the Cost Administration office located on the 2nd floor of the Tulsa County Courthouse, or by phone or mail.
WHAT IF I DON’T PAY?
If you have unpaid fines and fees, there may be a warrant issued for your arrest. If this happens, be aware that law enforcement may arrest you even if you have not committed any new crime (i.e. you could be pulled over and arrested). After you have been placed on the cost docket, if you make no payments towards your fines and fees and do not attend your court hearings, the judge may issue a warrant for your arrest.