Toll Enforcement

Each year, millions of North Texans and visitors travel on NTTA toll roads.  About 92 percent of them pay for their use of toll roads and the maintenance, safety, monitoring, and reliable travel that come with it.  But a small percentage does not pay their share.  Instead, these drivers routinely ignore multiple invoices, disregard summons to appear at hearings, and refuse to pay what they owe for using the toll road.

In 2013, NTTA began implementing new penalties for habitual violators (defined as registered vehicle owners who have 100 or more unpaid tolls in a year and have been issued two nonpayment notices) that include:

  • Requiring all tolls at the higher ZipCash rate plus all incurred administrative fees
  • A vehicle registration block
  • An order prohibiting the operation of a vehicle owned by a habitual toll violator on NTTA toll roads
  • A violation citation - Class C misdemeanor
  • Vehicle impoundment upon proof of repeated violation of the order of prohibition. 

Habitual violators may request a hearing before a Justice of the Peace to review their habitual violator status.  

Use the following FAQs and documents to understand more about NTTA’s toll enforcement remedies.