Municipal Court

The Nichols Hills Municipal Court's mission is to enhance the quality of life of the citizens of Nichols Hills by promoting public safety, traffic safety, and respect for the administration of justice by applying deterrents for violations of municipal ordinances. The Municipal Court is a limited jurisdiction court that hears and resolves misdemeanor traffic, parking, and code violations for adult and juvenile offenders. These charges may be filed by police officers, city officials such as animal control or code enforcement, and citizens. The Municipal Court is administered by a part-time Judge and part-time Associate Judge, City Prosecutor, and a full-time Court Clerk.

Court sessions are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month. The trial and juvenile docket is scheduled at 9 a.m., followed by the arraignment docket at 10 a.m.

A court date is assigned to each citation. You are given the option to pay the fine on or before your given court date. Should you fail to do either, additional fines will be assessed, your driver's license will be suspended, and warrants for your arrest will be issued. After six weeks of non-payment, your case will be turned over to a collection agency.

Paying a Citation

  • Pay Online - Use the online payment system.
  • Pay by Mail - Enclose the hard copy of your citation or include the citation number on your check or money order and make it payable to the City of Nichols Hills. Please mail to:
    City of Nichols Hills
    Attn: Court Clerk
    6407 Avondale Drive
    Nichols Hills, OK 73116
  • Pay in Person - Citations may be paid at the Court Clerk's address Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Payments may be made in the form of cash, check, money order, or credit/debit card. We will not accept a personal check for a warrant. The Municipal Court is closed on weekends, and the City observed holidays.
  • After Hours - To pay a citation during nights and weekends, there is a drop box located inside City Hall. Please follow the same instructions listed for mailing a citation.

Dismissed Citations

No Security Verification

If proof of valid insurance in force at the time of the stop is presented to the court at least one day prior to the first scheduled court date, the citation shall be dismissed with no costs. Insurance may also be faxed to 405-810-7126 or emailed to the Court Clerk. Please be advised that all insurance forms are subject to being verified by phone or through the State Insurance Verification System. If insurance was not valid at the time of your traffic stop, you are encouraged to appear on your assigned court date. Otherwise, your driver's license may be suspended.

Expired License Plate

If proof of updated registration is presented to the court on or before the first scheduled court date, the citation may be dismissed with a $30 court cost.

Expired Driver's License

If proof of renewal or replacement DL is presented to the court on or before the first scheduled court date, the citations shall be dismissed with no costs.

No Driver's License in Possession

If proof of valid DL at the time of the stop is presented to the court on or before the first scheduled court date, the citation shall be dismissed with no costs.

Defective Equipment

If proof of receipt of repair is presented to the court within 48 hours of the stop, the citation shall be dismissed with no costs.

Rules of the Court

  1. No weapons of any kind are permitted.
  2. No tobacco products of any kind are permitted.
  3. No food or drink of any kind are permitted.
  4. Cell phones and other electronic devices must be silenced.
  5. Do not be late for court.
  6. Do not approach the bench unless permission is obtained or you are invited to do so.
  7. Municipal Court dress code:
    1. No clothing depicting drugs or alcohol
    2. No tank tops, halter tops, or tube tops
    3. No cut-off shirt sleeves
    4. No clothes with offensive slogans or pictures
    5. No low-cut tops
    6. No mini-skirts or other high-cut dresses
    7. No hats, caps, unless for religious purposes, or sunglasses worn
    8. No shorts of any kind
    9. No chains on clothing or wallet chains
    10. Shoes are required. No flip-flops
  8. A defendant will be asked to leave if you are not dressed appropriately. Upon entering the Municipal Court facility, a defendant is subject to search. If the defendant is found to have a weapon or contraband, he/she will be charged accordingly.

Fines & Costs

See information regarding fines and costs.

Service Oklahoma (Formerly Oklahoma Department of Public Safety)

To find out if your driver's license has been suspended or to get your driver's license reinstated, you will need to contact Service Oklahoma or call 405-522-7000.