Criminal Court is the court where the state holds people accountable for violations of criminal law. Only the State, through the office of the District Attorney in each county, can charge individuals with criminal violations. Criminal courts conduct arraignments, pretrial hearings, preliminary examination hearings, pretrial law and motion hearings, trials, sentencing, probation-related hearings, and proceedings regarding criminal justice mental health.
Pay Fines, Fees & Court Costs in Criminal Cases
The sole job of the Oklahoma County Court Clerk’s Cost Administration Department is to collect court ordered fines, fees, costs and other assessments in criminal cases.
Court ordered criminal assessments are due at or before the time of sentencing, unless Cost Administration provides a defendant with a payment plan as sanctioned by the sentencing Judge, or the Cost Judge. Payment plans are not automatic. Defendants must appear in the Cost Administration Department, as ordered by the sentencing Judge.
No appointments are made and defendants are seen on a first come, first serve basis. Proper attire and proper behavior are required.
* Credit Card Payment must be processed in person, there are no payments by credit card over the phone or by computer. The credit card holder must be present for a transaction. For example, the defendant cannot present relative’s card for payment without the relative being present.
Paying by Checks
Make Checks Payable to:
Rick Warren Court Clerk
Mail Payments to
320 Robert S. Kerr
Oklahoma City, OK 73102