Pay Traffic Ticket in Oklahoma
Depending on where you received your traffic ticket, you may be able to pay your OK traffic ticket online, by mail, by phone, or in person. Check your ticket to see if a court appearance is required. Be sure to pay your fine before the due date to avoid additional fines and penalties.
Continue reading this page to learn how to pay your Oklahoma traffic ticket.
Pleading Guilty to Your OK Ticket
When you pay your Oklahoma traffic ticket, you're admitting guilt; you're pleading “guilty" to the charge.
- You're waiving the option to fight your traffic ticket in court.
- You can pay your traffic ticket online, by mail, by phone, or in person.
- These options depend on your traffic court and the nature of your violation.
- You will accumulate points on your Oklahoma driving record.
- These additional driving record points could lead to license suspension.
- Depending on your situation, completing a state-approved defensive driving course could reduce your driving record points.
- Your car insurance provider might increase your rates.
Make sure you pay your ticket fine by the deadline printed on the citation; if you miss the deadline, you put yourself at risk for additional fines and penalties, such as license suspension.
Pleading Guilty as a CDL Driver
Understand that as a CDL driver, you could face harsher penalties depending on your violation.
- You must notify your employer of a traffic violation conviction, no matter the type of vehicle you were driving or where you received your citation.
- Some violations lead to CDL suspension or revocation—sometimes temporary, sometimes for life—which impacts your income and employment opportunities.
Learn more about how OK traffic tickets affect CDL drivers within the Oklahoma Commercial Driver License Manual.
How to Pay Your OK Traffic Ticket
As long as your citation doesn't state that you must appear in court, Oklahoma traffic ticket payment options vary depending on where you received the violation and the traffic court handling your case.
You might be able to pay:
- By phone.
- By mail.
- In person.
Regardless of how you pay, you'll need your traffic ticket. If you've misplaced yours, head over to Lost Traffic Tickets in Oklahoma for details on how to retrieve the information.
Depending on your court, you might be able to pay your OK traffic ticket online using the state's e-Payments system. The website shows the counties that currently accept online payments.
The e-Payments system provides a comprehensive list of terms and conditions before you can begin the process, but note that:
- You'll need a valid credit or debit card.
- The system lists which types of cards are accepted.
- Payment processing takes time, so you should pay as soon as possible to avoid missing your deadline.
- You must contact the court if there's a warrant issued in your case.
- The court doesn't automatically recall outstanding warrants after an online payment.
- You should make a copy of your receipt for your records.
Other Payment Methods
Other Oklahoma traffic ticket payment options include by mail, by phone, and in person; however, because each court varies, you must refer to your citation for instructions.
For more details, contact your court.
Defensive Driving & OK Traffic Tickets
Depending on factors such as your violation and driving history, you might have the option to—or be required to—complete a state-approved defensive driving course to:
- Get your OK traffic ticket dismissed.
- Satisfy a court requirement related to your violation.
- Keep additional points off your driving record.
- Stop a driver's license suspension.
- Make yourself eligible for a car insurance discount.
- This is up to your auto insurance provider's policies.
Again, this all depends on your situation and the court's decision. Your judge will inform you of your options or requirements.
Did you know that your car insurance rates can increase after receiving points on your driving record? Check your driving record to make sure no additional points were added by mistake and you're not overpaying for insurance.
OK Tickets & Car Insurance Rates
Most likely, your car insurance rates will go up once you have a traffic violation conviction on your driving record. Your provider might not increase your rates if you complete a defensive driving course, but this varies depending on the provider; ask yours about the option.
Otherwise, consider shopping for car insurance quotes online to see if you can find a more affordable rate.