Tougher Penalties for Toll Violators
State law gives TxTag and the Texas Department of Transportation additional tools to enforce toll violations, including the authority to make public the names of habitual toll violators. Visit www.txdot.gov to view the Top 25 Toll Violators.
Transportation Code Chapter 372 gives the Texas Department of Transportation the authority to report the names of toll violators publicly in an effort to collect more than $27 million in unpaid tolls owed by these top violators and others across the state. The tolls collected will be used to pay debt and fund operations of state-maintained toll roads.
In addition to publishing the list of top violators, TxDOT also has the authority to:
- Ban vehicles from using TxDOT toll roads with Texas Transportation Commission approval. If stopped by law enforcement, vehicles in violation of the ban can be ticketed and impounded.
- Report the habitual violators to county tax assessor-collectors to potentially block the renewal of the vehicle's registration.
Motorists with unpaid toll violations should contact the TxTag Customer Service Center at 1-888-468-9824 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. A negotiated settlement amount may be offered as well as a payment plan, if needed.