Functions of the Municipal Court
The Ponca City Municipal Court is the judicial branch of city government responsible for handling all violations of city ordinances. These violations are referred to the Municipal Court by the Ponca City Police Department
, Code Enforcement
, Animal Control
, and the Fire Marshal
. The Municipal Court has limited jurisdiction to handle all traffic and criminal misdemeanor offences committed within the City limits of the City of Ponca City.
Fines & Court Costs
The Ponca City Municipal Court is not a court of record; and as such, the Municipal Judge can only assess fines and jail time as set out by Oklahoma State Statutes. Court costs are also assessed according to statute of which the City retains only $30.
Jurisdiction & Juveniles
The Ponca City Municipal Court and the Oklahoma Kay County District Court
entered into an agreement over jurisdiction concerning juveniles pursuant to the Interlocal Cooperation Act by the State of Oklahoma. This agreement authorizes the Municipal Court to assume jurisdiction of certain specified juvenile misdemeanor offenders pursuant to agreements with the district court. All fines and costs will not exceed the statutory maximum authorized by law. Juvenile court is held the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month beginning at 8:30 am. There is an exception in November and December and it will be held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays.
Ponca City Municipal Court and Juvenile Court are located inside the Public Safety Center at 200 East Oklahoma. Municipal Court is held every Tuesday and Thursday, starting at 1:30 pm. Citizen complaints are handled at 9:30 am every Tuesday (excluding holidays) by the Assistant City Attorney.