How to Pay for a Missed Toll
If you couldn't pay a toll while traveling the toll lane, there are certain steps you can follow to remedy the situation. Note that failure to pay missed tolls within the stipulated timeframe increases the owed toll fee and can lead to a suspension of your registration. Since the procedure for paying missed tolls varies from one state to the other, this article discusses the guidelines for missed toll payments in different states.
Before we begin, ensure that you’ve downloaded the Uproad app on your device to protect you from toll violations. Uproad allows you to conveniently pay for tolls in numerous states with a single account, so you never miss a toll payment while traveling.
If you miss a toll while traveling in the state, an invoice will be sent to the registered owner's address. Follow the instructions on the invoice to make payment. You can also log into your account on the toll bridge’s website to view your unpaid tolls and make payments.
The Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel is the only toll tunnel in Alaska. It has manned booths that only accept cash. Since drivers can only cross the bridge after paying the toll, there are no cases of missed tolls in Alaska.
FasTrak is the preferred toll payment system in California. If you miss a toll in the state, you will receive a toll invoice from FasTrak. The invoice must be paid within 21 days using a credit card, check, or cash at a payment kiosk. You can also open a Fastrak account and pay your missed tolls.
Drivers with missed tolls in Colorado will receive a License Plate Toll statement or a GO-PASS Regular bill. The missed tolls must be paid in full by the stipulated date, or a second bill with a $5 late fee will be mailed. If the missed toll remains unpaid for 90 days, the account will be reported to a collections law firm, which will charge a one-time $20 collection fee.
If you went through a tolled lane without paying in Delaware, you will receive a violation notice in the mail requesting payment. You can pay the toll online by visiting the website of the appropriate agency. The Delaware Department Of Transportation (DelDOT) receives payment for missed tolls on the Delaware Turnpike, State Route 1, and US 301, while the Delaware River & Bay Authority (DRBA) accepts payment for unpaid tolls on the Delaware Memorial Bridge. First-time offenders may not have to pay the administrative fee if the missed payment is made on time.
If you missed a toll payment in Florida or traveled across the state without SunPass or another interoperable transponder, a toll invoice will be mailed to you. You can pay the invoice via any of the following methods:
- Online with the SunPass website
- By mailing the payment slip with a check or money to the address on the invoice
- By calling 1-(888)-TOLL-FLA
- By paying in cash at any SunPass retail location
Driving on a tolled express lane in Georgia without a Peach Pass transponder counts as a toll violation. When this occurs, a violation notice is sent to the vehicle owner requesting payment for the missed toll plus a $25 administrative fee. In-state offenders can pay missed tolls by calling 1-855-PCH-PASS (724-7277) or 1-833-448-4398 or mail a check to the Peach Pass Customer Service Center (P.O. Box 2105, Atlanta, GA 30301-2105). Out-of-state offenders can call 1-833-426-2406 or mail a check to the State Road & Tollway Authority (P.O. Box 2644, Atlanta, GA 30301-2644). You can also pay tolls online by visiting the PeachPass website, whether you reside in the state or not.
You can pay a missed toll on Illinois by setting up the state Pay By Plate service. The service is built on the I-PASS payment platform and offers a variety of reliable payment options. Paying the missed toll within 14 days from your initial travel date helps you avoid fines or extra fees. You can also pay by mailing a check or money order with your license plate number and travel date(s) to Illinois Tollway – P.O. Box 5382, Chicago, IL 60680-5544.
Follow the steps below to pay missed tolls in Indiana if you have received a toll ticket/violation.
- Visit the Indiana toll Road website
- Enter your ticket number in the allotted box
- Click on the “Validate” button to look for your unpaid toll
- When your missed toll appears, click on the link to pay all or a part of the fee.
If you do not have a ticket number, tick the "I do not have a ticket number" box, and follow the ensuing instructions. Note that missed toll payments in Indiana are due within 30 days of travel.
Exiting an electronic lane without a valid transponder is considered a missed toll violation in Kansas. However, first-time offenders can avoid paying the higher violation rate by calling 800-USE-KTAG. You can pay the missed toll on the Kansas Turnpike Authority payment page using information from the statement that was sent to you. The system can only receive missed toll payments after the trip has been processed and given a statement ID. Trips are typically processed within three working days and the vehicle’s registered owner receives a toll statement within two weeks after the trip.
Driving in Kentucky without a RiverLink account or a compatible E-ZPass from other states attracts a higher toll fee. The invoice, which will be sent to the registered owner of the vehicle, can be paid on the RiverlLink website by providing the invoice number and your license plate details. The accepted payment methods include credit card, debit card, or ACH.
GeauxPass is the only acceptable transponder in Louisiana. If you’re a GeauxPass user, you can pay missed toll online by topping up your account. If you do not have a GeauxPass account, simply follow the instructions in the toll invoice.
If you go through a tolled lane in Maine without a compatible transponder, the Maine Turnpike Authority will issue a toll violation invoice to the vehicle owner. You can mail the missing toll to the Authority at 2360 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04102. Ensure that you include a note with the date, vehicle license plate, and toll plaza when mailing your payment.
You can pay all missed tolls on your vehicle by visiting the “Pay Tolls Now” section on DriveEZ MD, and entering your license plate number, plate type, and ZIP code.
If you traveled across Massachusetts without an EZDriveMA account, you will receive a Pay By Plate invoice in the mail within seven to ten business days after the trip. The invoice will include the missed toll fee plus a $0.60 fee. You can pay the invoice online by creating a Pay By Plate MA account and using any of the available payment options or mailing a check or money order to the EZDriveMA Payment Processing Center at P.O. Box 847840, Boston, MA 02284-7840.
Paying missed tolls in Michigan depends on the tunnel or bridge you used since they use different transponders. You’d typically receive a mailed invoice containing instructions on how to pay your missed toll.
The two toll bridges in Minnesota–the International Falls Bridge and the Fargo-Moorhead Toll Bridge–have manned booths that only accept cash payments. Since drivers must pay the toll before crossing the bridge, it is impossible to miss tolls in Minnesota.
The Lake of Ozarks Bridge is the only toll road in Missouri. There is no concern for missed tolls in Missouri as motorists must pay with cash to access the bridge.
Although there are no official toll roads in Nevada, you must pay a park fee to enter the Valley of Fire State Park road. It is impossible to miss a toll in Nevada since you can't access the road unless you pay the required fee.
If you use the E-ZPass lane on any turnpike in New Hampshire without paying the toll, it is regarded as a tool violation. You can pay the missed toll by visiting the E-ZPASS NH website and selecting the “Pay a Toll” option within seven days of your trip. If more than seven days have passed after your trip, you will be unable to pay the toll until you receive your first mailed invoice. You can send check payment via mail to 54 Regional Drive, Concord, NH 03301-8502. Ensure that you include your transaction number in your check.
If you own an E-ZPass account, you can pay missed tolls online by visiting the E-ZPass NJ website. If you do not own an E-ZPass account, you can pay by mailing a check or money order to NJ E-ZPass at P.O. Box 4971, Trenton, NJ 08650. You can also pay by phone at 973-368-1425.
You can pay your toll violations in New York by:
- Paying online: Visit the E-ZPass NY website and click on “Violations”. Enter the information in the violation notice you received to pay.
- Using the Voice Response System: Call 1-800-333-TOLL(8655) and pay with your credit or debit card.
- Mailing a check to the address on the violation notice.
- Paying with cash at a retailer or kiosk location.
Motorists without the NC Quick Pass or NationalPass transponder are charged using the “Bills by Mail” system. The toll bill is sent to the vehicle’s registered owner, and it can be paid
- Online using the NC Quick Pass invoice management website
- By mailing the payment slip to the address on the bill
- Through the NC Quick Pass automated phone system.
- Over the phone
- At an NC Quick Pass Customer Service Center.
Drivers without a valid Ohio transponder receive unpaid toll notices in the mail if they drive through toll lanes in the state. You can pay the missed tolls by following the instructions on the toll notice or calling the Ohio Turnpike at 440-234-2081.
If you use PikePass, you can pay toll violations online with a credit or debit card by visiting the PikePass website. You can also pay by mailing a check or money order to the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority at P.O. Box 11255, Oklahoma City, OK 73136-0255.
BreezeBy account users can avoid the late payment fee by logging into their accounts and paying online within seven days of toll violation. If you do not own a BreezeBy account, you can pay by visiting the website of the toll bridge you used and entering your invoice and license plate number.
E-ZPass holders in the state can pay missed tolls online by visiting the PA Turnpike website. You can also mail invoice payments to PA Turnpike Toll By Plate at P.O. Box 645631, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-5254.
The only valid transponder in Puerto Rico is AutoExpreso. If you own an AutoExpreso account, you can pay missed tolls online by visiting the transponder’s website. If you do not own an AutoExpreso account, you can mail a check or money order to the address on the toll invoice that will be sent to the address of the vehicle’s registered owner.
Missed tolls on Rhode Island can be paid online via the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) E-ZPass website or by mailing a check to RITBA (P.O. Box 437, Jamestown, RI 02835-0437).
If you missed a toll while traveling on Southern Connector–the only tolled road in South Carolina, you will be sent a violation notice by the state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You can pay the toll violation using any of the following methods:
- Online: Visit the Southern Connector website. Then, enter your credit card information and violation number on the site’s secure form to pay the missed tolls.
- By Mail: You can mail a check or money order to the address on the violation notice.
- By Phone: Have your credit card information and violation notice ready and call Southern Connector customer service at 1- 864-527-2155 or 1-866-725-7277.
The tolling facilities in Texas are run by different agencies. Therefore, the process of paying missed toll payments depends on the tolling authority whose toll you violated.
- If you violate a toll facility operated by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), you will receive a Pay By Mail invoice. You can pay this invoice online by visiting the TxTag platform, or over the phone by calling 1-888-468-9824.
- If you were unable to pay a toll while traveling across a North Texas Tollway Authority’s (NTTA) toll facility, you will be required to pay the missed toll using ZipCash. You can pay the invoice using the ZipCash Customer Service portal, over the phone by calling 972-818-NTTA (6882) or 817-731-NTTA (6882), in person at the NTTA Customer Service Center, or by mail.
- If you missed a toll while driving through a Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA) tolling facility, you can pay the violation invoice online on the HCTRA website.
There are no cases of missed tolls in Utah since drivers must pay the required fees by cash or Expresscard before going through the toll gate.
Since you can only pay tolls at cash booths in Vermont before crossing the toll road, missed tolls are not an issue in the state.
After receiving a toll violation notice in Virginia, you can pay the missed tolls by:
- Paying online on the E-ZPass VA website
- Mailing a check or money order with the payment slip to P.O. Box 1234, Clifton Forge, VA 24422-1234
- Dialing the E-ZPass Service Center at 877-762-7824
- Visit the E-ZPass Service Center in person and pay in cash or with a check, money order, or credit card.
Good to Go! is the only valid electronic tolling system in Washington. If you're a Good to Go! user, you can pay your missed toll by logging into your account. If you do not have a Good to Go! account, a toll bill will be mailed to the address on your vehicle registration. You can pay this toll bill by mailing a check or money order to the address on the invoice.
You can pay a toll violation notice in West Virginia online by visiting the E-ZPass WV website or by credit card. You can also pay by calling the West Virginia Parkways Authority Customer Service Center at 1-800-206-6222 or sending a check or money order with the completed part of your roll violation notice to West Virginia Parkways Authority, Customer Service Center, P.O. Box 1469, Charleston WV 25325.
With Uproad, you’ll have no troubles with toll violations or late fees as the app automatically pays for tolls as you drive. You don’t need a tag or a transponder to use Uproad. With just your mobile phone, you can hit the roads in most US states and conveniently pay for tolls as you go. All you have to do is download the Uproad app from the Google Play Store or App Store, set up your account, and pre-load your balance by linking your credit/debit card, Google Pay, PayPal, or Venmo. And in these three simple steps, you can easily navigate toll roads in the US without worrying about missing a payment or having to pay a late fee.