Fare enforcement

Pay the fare or you could face a 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 you ride without a valid fare you will be required to purchase a fare, exit the service, or will be issued a citation.

Get a ticket?

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

Pay online at:  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

Note: 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.