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​Once an individual is detained by a Tulsa Police Officer, they are taken to the Tulsa Municipal Jail to be processed for city charges and/or warrants.

If an individual only has state charges and/or state warrants, they will be taken to Tulsa County's David L. Moss Center, 300 N. Denver Ave. If an individual has mixed city and state charges, unless charged with a dangerous state felony, the individual will be taken to the Tulsa Municipal Jail to have city charges processed first before being taken to Tulsa County's David L. Moss Center.

Municipal charges can range from public intoxication, driving with a suspended or revoked license, shoplifting, etc. compared with state charges such as first-degree murder, first-degree rape, first-degree robbery and burglary, etc.

Tulsa Municipal Judges have an arraignment docket every weekday at 8:30 a.m. immediately followed by a disposition/conference docket. Due to the City's generous docket add-on policy, municipal inmates can see a judge any day a docket is available. Non-jury trials are held Monday-Thursday afternoons and jury trials are held once a quarter. Municipal inmates are not typically held in jail awaiting trial. For more information, visit the Tulsa Municipal Courts website.


NCIC Inmate Communications offers Friends and Families Prepaid Calling Service allowing incarcerated persons at the City of Tulsa Jail to stay in contact with loved ones. Each inmate will be given access to the telephone upon the completion of the booking process. Telephones for private use are located in each housing area.

Benefits of setting up a Prepaid Account:

  • One account to manage ALL inmate communications (Phone Calls)

  • Quick and easy account setup

  • 24/7/365


To create and fund Prepaid Accounts, please visit NCIC Inmate Communication's website at: (Para Espanol, ) or call our call center at 1-800-943-2189.

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In 2017, the City of Tulsa announced it would open its own municipal jail eliminating the need to send arrestees for city charges to Tulsa County's David L. Moss Justice Center. All surrounding and local communities operate their own municipal lock-up facilities as well.

Opening the municipal jail was the most efficient use of taxpayers' money as officers will be able to get back in the field to serve and protect citizens through streamlined booking processes at the municipal facility.  Opening the jail also allows for diversion programs, such as the Sobering Center (Public Inebriate Alternative), to be operated more efficiently. The Sobering Center is expected to open this spring.

The City of Tulsa Jail Facility is located in the Tulsa Police Courts Building, 600 Civic Center in Tulsa. The jail operates 24/7, including all holidays.

The jail was renovated in 2017-2018 and is managed by the Tulsa Police Department and staffed by detention officers from G4S Security. Jail staff consists of 25 detention officers, a G4S security manager, and a Tulsa Police Sergeant. 

The jail facility has 25 male beds and five female beds each divided into its own cell blocks. The jail also includes an intake area, holding cells, attorney visitation rooms, and separate common areas for males and females. All inmates have access to collect phones located in the cell areas.

The City of Tulsa's jail can hold prisoners for up to 10 days pursuant to state standards. The City of Tulsa has an agreement with the Okmulgee County Criminal Justice Authority (OCCJA), 315 W. 8th St. in Okmulgee, to be used for overflow capacity and for the occasional municipal sentence longer than 10 days.


City of Tulsa Jail



  • Tulsa Police Courts Building
    600 Civic Center, Tulsa, OK
    The jail operates 24/7, including all holidays


Helpful Numbers:

  • Tulsa Municipal Jail: (918) 596-2347

  • Municipal Bond Office: (918) 596-9253

  • Municipal Court Records: (918) 596-1625

  • Probation Officers:

    • Division 1: (918) 596-7750

    • Division 2: (918) 596-7783

    • Division 3: (918) 596-7782

  • Public Defenders: (918) 596-9391

  • Tulsa County David L. Moss Center: (918) 596-8900

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