What is a Toll Violation?

Pursuant to the Texas Transportation Code, Chapter 284, the owner or renter of record (not necessarily the driver) of a vehicle that passes through a toll facility is responsible for payment of all tolls. Failure to pay a toll is a toll violation, and is against the law.  HCTRA communications may refer to each instance of toll violation as a toll violation "event."

A toll violation event can result in a Toll Violation Invoice sent to the registered owner/renter for the past-due toll amount plus fees. Independent of a Toll Violation Invoice, any toll violation event may also result in a traffic stop and the issuance of a traffic citation, which carries a significant fine plus court costs.

To pay your Toll Violation Invoice, or to pay an outstanding toll which has not been invoiced, see How do I pay for a toll violation?

Failure to resolve a Toll Violation Invoice may result in additional Toll Violation Invoices, fines, referral to a collection firm, withdrawal of eligibility to renew your vehicle registration, and/or other legal measures as defined by Texas law.