City of Checotah

Municipal Court

414 W Gentry
Checotah, OK 74426
918-473-5411 Case Inquiries & Warrants
918-473-6302 Fax

Greg Stidham, Municipal Court Judge
Carman Rainbolt, Municipal Attorney
LouAnn Moore, Court Administrator - lmoore@checotah.net

The Checotah Municipal Court serves the citizens of Checotah through the efficient processing of midemeanor traffic and non-traffic offenses as well as parking violations. These charges may be filed by police officers, citizens, and other city officials such as animal control and code enforcement. Citizens are assisted in the municipal justice system by a part-time Judge, City Prosecutor, and full time Court Administrator.

The Municipal Court is located at 414 W Gentry. If you have received a citation, the appearance date is for arraignment only. No testimony will be taken at the arraignment. If you are pleading guilty or no contest on all charges which do not require appearance before the Judge you can:

  • Pay by mail – Enclose the hard copy of your ticket, check the appropriate box and sign on the back. Make your check or money order payable to the City of Checotah and mail to:
    • Checotah Municipal Court
      414 W Gentry
      Checotah, OK 74426
  • Pay in person – Tickets may be paid at the above address Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Municipal Court is closed weekends and holidays. For your convenience, during regular office hours tickets may be paid by cash, check or money order.
  • After hours – For payment of citations nights and weekends, there is a drop box located in front of City Hall. Follow instructions for payment by mail, and clearly mark your payment with a return address for receipt.
  • Contact us – Call 918-473-5411 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. During court session and after hours, please leave your name and number so we can return your call.
  • Insurance Ticket – If your insurance was in effect at the time you received your ticket and you show proof at the customer counter before your court date, the ticket will be dismissed without costs. If you purchase insurance after you receive your ticket, you must appear in court on your arraignment.
  • Posting Bond – If you are picked up on an outstanding warrant you may post bond or you may set your costs out in jail.

COURTROOM DEMEANOR:

Please address the Judge as YOUR HONOR or Ma'am. When you are asked to approach the Judge for a hearing of your case(s), do not lounge or lean on the bench. You may not appear in Court in tank tops, halter tops or bathing suits. Shoes are required attire. You should remove your hat or cap when you enter the Courtroom. If you are under the age of 18, one of your parents should appear with you. Please leave cell phones in car or at home they will not be allowed in court.