Municipal Court

The Broken Arrow Municipal Court has jurisdiction over all traffic and misdemeanor offenses committed in violation of current city ordinances. All felonies and misdemeanors committed in the City of Broken Arrow, but outside the parameters of the Broken Arrow City Code, are prosecuted in Tulsa or Wagoner County District Courts.

As in all other Oklahoma courts, individuals charged in Broken Arrow Municipal Court have the right to remain silent, the right to confront witnesses against them, the right to retain an attorney and the right to a speedy and impartial trial.

Broken Arrow Municipal Court utilizes a variety of dockets to dispose of its cases. These dockets are as follows:

Traffic and Class “A” Misdemeanor Arraignment Docket:

An arraignment is a formal reading of a criminal charging document in the presence of the defendant to inform the defendant of the charges against him or her. In response to arraignment, the accused is expected to enter a plea. If a plea of not-guilty is made, then the judge will assign a new court date for a Jury or Non-jury trial. 
All individuals must check in with the Court Marshall in the court room prior to appearing before the judge. At that time, the City Prosecutor may discuss possibilities for a plea agreement and/or probation. Payment of the citation is due on this date unless other arrangements are made with the judge. 

Non-Jury Docket:

All cases set for Non-Jury Trial are heard at this time. Individuals may not be set for Non-Jury trial without first appearing for arraignment before the municipal judge. 

Juvenile Docket:

This docket is for all juveniles cited for misdemeanor offenses and/or traffic violations. All individuals must check in with the Court Marshall in the lobby prior to appearing before the judge. Parents or Guardians are required to appear with their children on this docket. Payment of fines on the day of sentencing is generally expected.

Review Docket:

This docket serves as a review docket for payment plans or all individuals placed on probation. At that time, the defendant is required to pay all fines and costs and show proof that all conditions of probation have been met. 

For those appearing in Municipal Court, there is a strict dress code established by the judge. Those failing to meet this dress code will not be allowed in court.

  • No shorts 
  • No cut-off jeans or cut-off slacks 
  • No jeans or pants with obvious tears or holes 
  • No dirty or muddy clothing 
  • No torn or raggedy t-shirts 
  • No thong-type footwear 
  • No hats
  • No shirts or jackets with abusive or objectionable emblems or wording on them
  • No facial piercings 
  • No gum, mints, candy etc. to be consumed while addressing the judge

Fines and costs are to be paid in full.

If you pay your citation by your due date the Court Clerks accept cash, credit card, money order, cashier’s check or personal check. We cannot accept personal checks for citations involving probation or on overdue citations that have gone warrant. We cannot take payments over the phone.

Payments may be made:

  1. In person at The Justice Center 2304 S 1st Pl Broken Arrow, OK at the Court Clerks window Monday thru Friday 8am-5pm, excluding city holidays. For your convenience, we have a night drop box located on the front/East side of the Justice Center. DO NOT PUT CASH IN THE NIGHT DROP BOX.
  2. Through the mail payments made out to the City of Broken Arrow and addressed to the Court Clerks PO BOX 610 Broken Arrow, OK 74013.
  3. Online at following the prompts for online payments. Juvenile citations and/ or warrants cannot be paid online. 
Please keep in mind the Court Clerks are there to help assist with docket management, taking payments, and scheduling conflicts, but the Court Clerks are not legal advisors and cannot give legal advice as to how to handle your pending matters in Broken Arrow Municipal Court.