Fare enforcement

Pay the fare or face the fine!

Capital Metro routinely checks passes to ensure fair payment and judicious use of public funds for bus and rail services. Riders without a valid fare will receive a $75 administrative fine from a Capital Metro fare enforcement officer, payable to Capital Metro. Failure to pay within 30 days could result in a Class “C” misdemeanor Municipal Court fine up to $500.

If a fare inspector determines you are riding without a valid fare, you will be issued a citation and asked to show a driver's license.

Get a ticket?

Handle your citation within 30 days to avoid additional municipal court fines, costing up to $500.

  • Pay online Pay your fine through our online marketplace.
  • Pay by mail Send a $75 money order or cashier's check to:
    Capital Metro
    Attn: Finance-Fare Evasion
    P.O. Box 6308
    Austin, TX 78762-6308
    Please make the money order or cashier's check payable to Capital Metro and include the citation number.
  • Pay in person Pay your $75 fine weekdays 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Transit Store, located at 209 West 9th Street. Fines can be paid with cash, a credit or debit card, or with a money order or cashier's check made payable to Capital Metro. 
  • No personal checks accepted.