Fare enforcement

Pay the fare or face the fine!

Capital Metro routinely checks passes to ensure fairness for everyone who rides our bus and rail system. Riders without a valid fare will receive a $75 administrative fine from a 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 at our citation payment page.
  • 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.