Procedures & Fines
The City of Savanna court docket is the schedule of the court. Defendants will be expected to adhere to the procedures and protocol of the court at all times, including proper attire.
All mobile devices, including phones, must be turned off. Photography and audio recordings are prohibited. No food or drink will be allowed in the court room at any time.
Frequently Asked Questions
I just received a citation, what do I need to do?
Our court is a Pay or Appear court, which means, you will either need to have your fine paid before the court date or you will have to appear in court.
I received a citation for no insurance, what do I need to do?
If you had insurance at the time of the stop, you can ask your insurance provider to email proof of insurance to firstname.lastname@example.org to have your citation dismissed. Do not assume your citation is dismissed, you must contact the court at 918-548-3332 to verify that we received your documention.
Why did the officer take my picture?
The officer may ask to take your picture because, since Covid we no longer accept signatures for your safety as well as the officer's safety. Also, if you do not have a valid ID or Driver's License, the officer may take your photo for proof of identity.
Why is the officer asking for my phone number?
The officer asks for your phone number so that we can call you if there is a change in court dates.
Can I get a payment plan?
Yes, you can get a payment plan. Call the court at 918-548-3332 and request a payment plan from the clerk.
Can I keep this ticket off my driving record?
If you have a regular class driver's license, you may contact the court at 918-548-3332 and request Deferred Adjudication from the clerk. The fees for the Deferred Adjudication are graduated per fine amount, beginning at $100 and ending at $300. The court clerk will be able to help you with this.
Am I able to do community service to pay for my fine?
No, we do not offer community service at this time.
Am I able to turn myself in and go to jail instead of paying my fine?
Can I get an extension to pay my fine?
Yes, you can get one extension, but no more.
What if I am not guilty?
If you feel you are not guilty of the charge filed against you, then you must contact the court at 918-548-3332 and request to be placed on the trial docket. You must do this no later that two weeks prior to your court date.
Do I have to have an attorney to contest my ticket?
No, you do not have to have an attorney, you can represent yourself.
I don't live in Oklahoma, can I have virtural court?
No, we do not offer virtual court at this time.
What if I can't make my court appearance?
You can have one continuation, after that you will have to post your bond with the court clerk.
What happens if I just don't pay my fine?
If you don't pay you fine and you don't appear in court a $500 Failure to appear fee will be added to your fine. A Bench Warrant will be issued for your arrest and a $25 Warrant fee will be added to your amount due. A Failure to appear letter will be mailed out to you. You will be given a certian amount of time to pay your fine and cost. If you don't pay by the time alotted, your license will be suspended and your citation will be sent to our collections company which will add an additional 35% to your total amount due.
My vehicle was impounded, how do I go about getting it back?
SAVANNA POLICE DEPARTMENT
IMPOUND RELEASE INFORMATION
All Vehicles impounded for violations of State Law, or Municipal Ordinance will require an
This document will assist you in meeting the requirements for the release of impounded
**** Two licensed drivers must be present with license in possession at the time
of Release. *****
Impound Releases will only be issued between 7:00am and 7:00 pm,
Monday - Sunday.
A $100.00 Processing fee is required prior to obtaining a Release.
* FEE MUST BE PAID BY MONEY ORDER.
PROOF OF OWNERSHIP:
1. Print out from Tag Agency showing them as the Registered Owner; or
2. Title registered in owner's name; or
3. Title properly signed by the seller, dated, notarized (if required on title),
and the owner's name filled out on the Title.
PROOF OF IDENTITY:
1. Valid Driver's License or ID Card; or
2. Federal or State Government issued ID card; or
3. Other state or federally issued photo identification.
* PASSPORTS WILL BE ACCEPTED ONLY IF STAMPED BY U.S. CUSTOMS
AND BORDER PROTECTION.
PROOF OF INSURANCE:
1. Valid insurance verification form, not expired with VIN of vehicle listed or;
2. Valid insurance policy not expired with VIN of vehicle listed or;
3. Valid affidavit of non-use and vehicle cannot be driven from facility.
*THE INSURANCE COMPANY WILL ALSO BE CONTACTED TO INSURE POLICY IS
CURRENT AND ACTIVE.