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
If you choose to pay METRO the $75 fee, DO NOT go to court or contact the City of Houston.
- Pay $75 directly to METRO to resolve the citation.
- Payment must be received within 30 days of the date the ticket is issued.
- Pay in cash, personal check (with proper ID),
cashiers check, money order or credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard,
Discover, American Express).
- Make check or money order payable to “Metropolitan Transit Authority.”