Fare Citation Information


You may avoid appearing in court by paying a $75 administrative fee directly to METRO. If you choose this option, the complaint against you will be dismissed without any criminal finding upon receipt of payment within 30 days. By choosing this option, you waive your right to a jury trial. If you choose to not waive that right, you may proceed through the judicial system by following the instructions on the citation.

If you choose to pay METRO the $75 fee, DO NOT go to court or contact the City of Houston.

  1. Pay $75 directly to METRO to resolve the citation.
  2. Payment must be received within 30 days of the date the ticket is issued.
  3. Pay in cash, personal check (with proper ID), cashiers check, money order or credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express).
  4. Make check or money order payable to “Metropolitan Transit Authority.”

Pay METRO in Person or by Mail                      

Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
METRO Police Department Records Window
1900 Main Admin. Building
1st  Floor (Located in RideStore, Lost & Found area).
Houston, TX 77002

Send payment (do not mail cash) to METRO address:
METRO Police Department 
Records Section
1900 Main Admin. Building
13th  Floor
Houston, TX 77002

DO NOT SEND $75 PAYMENT TO THE CITY OF HOUSTON
DO NOT SEND $75 PAYMENT TO THE HOUSTON COURT SYSTEM

Questions Call 713-615-6480