FLORIDA TOLL CLASSES / PAYMENTS & VIOLATIONS

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Toll Information for Florida

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Use our toll calculators to learn how much your trip will cost. Calculate tolls for cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, RVs, commercial vehicles and tractor-trailers.

Florida vehicle classes and definitions are shown below, along with information to pay missed tolls.

For toll pass and electronic payment information, see the section about toll passes.

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DRIVING TOLL ROADS IN FLORIDA

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▷ Photo: 2016

Any driver that uses a toll road in Florida is expected to pay the toll for that roadway. In Florida, the tolls are set by Florida's Turnpike Enterprise and the Turpike Operations Center in Ocoee, Florida, as well as local agencies. Those local agencies include, among others, MDX in Miami-Dade County, the Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) in metro Orlando, and the Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) in Tampa.

See below for additional information about toll classes and paying violations.

MISSED TOLL / WRONG LANE?

Cameras take a picture of your license tag as you go through a toll lane. If a signal is not received from a transponder, and cannot match your license plate to an active account, an unpaid toll notice or a toll invoice will be mailed to the address of the owner of the vehicle.

What kind of invoice might I receive?

▷ For roads operated by Florida DOT, including Florida's Turnpike, the Suncoast Parkway and portions of the Central Florida expressways, the violation will generate a Toll Enforcement Invoice (TEI). The TEI, as it is called, will be mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle.

▷ For Central Florida Expressway roads, managed by CFX, which include most of the Beachline Expressway, the Central Florida Greeneway, the Western Beltway and the East-West Expressway, a Pay-By-Plate invoice will be mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle.

▷ For MDX roads, in Miami-Dade County, and for THEA roads, in Tampa, you may receive either an FDOT Toll Enforcement Invoice, an MDX Toll Invoice or an MDX Toll-By-Plate invoice.

Failure to pay the invoice or comply with the unpaid toll notice may result in the issuance of a Uniform Traffic Citation (UTC).

It is important to remember that a TEI, UTC, Toll-By-Plate or Pay-By-Plate invoice may take time to be generated and mailed. Be patient; you will receive the invoice.

Missed a toll and are a Sunpass account holder?

If you receive a Toll Enforcement Invoice or a Uniform Traffic Citation in the mail, please call Sunpass immediately at 888-824-8655 and ask to speak to a customer service representative. Please have the TEI or UTC number available.

Missed a toll, but NOT a Sunpass account holder?

If you are not a Sunpass, E-Pass, LeeWay or former O-Pass account holder and find yourself in an unattended, dedicated Sunpass lane, please continue through the toll plaza. Do not stop and back up, as it is unsafe. Depending upon the roadway you are traveling, you will receive either a Toll Enforcement Invoice or Toll-By-Plate invoice from FDOT, a Pay-By-Plate invoice from CFX, or a Toll-By-Plate invoice from MDX or THEA.

Stopped at a cash toll booth, but did not have sufficient funds?

FDOT/Florida's Turnpike Enterprise Roads ONLY:

Mail toll payments, along with your Insufficient Funds Notice, Unpaid Toll Notice or payment envelope within ten (10) days to the following address, making certain to include vehicle information, including your license plate number:

Florida's Turnpike Enterprise
P.O. Box 310
Ocoee, FL, 34761

To check on the status of a payment mailed to P.O. Box 310, call 407-264-3164.

REMEMBER: Payment for the toll is still required.

PAYING TOLLS IN FLORIDA

Cash Payment System

The cash payment system speaks for itself. When you pay by cash, you are responsible for having sufficient funds to pay for your tolls while driving on Florida's Turnpike.

If you do not have enough cash, you may NOT use a credit card or debit card.

If you are unable to pay your toll, you will receive a ticket for the amount of the unpaid toll, plus an administrative fine.


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Sunpass Electronic Tolling

Sunpass is Florida's electronic toll system. While it is similar to the E-ZPass network, Florida is not part of the E-ZPass system. You may NOT use an E-ZPass on Florida's Turnpike.

There are two types of Sunpass prepaid devices: A full-size transponder that uses suction cups to stick to your vehicle's window, and the Sunpass Mini, which is a small transponder sticker that attaches to your windshield.

Sunpass and Compatibility

Georgia Peach Pass and the North Carolina Quick Pass are the only non-Florida toll passes that are compatible with the Sunpass system at this time.

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E-Pass and E-ZPass Compatibility

Orlando toll roads that are operated by the Central Florida Expressway Authority use a transponder system called E-Pass, which is compatible with all Florida roads that accept Sunpass. CFX-operated roads are also compatible with an E-ZPass transponder, as of September 1, 2018. However, coverage is not complete.

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Toll-By-Plate and Pay-By-Plate

The Toll-By-Plate system is in place on the Florida's Turnpike mainline in Miami-Dade County and Broward County, including the Homestead Extension of Florida's Turnpike. It is also used on the Sawgrass Expressway in Broward County, as well as all local and state toll roads in Miami-Dade. It is also the system used by the Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA).

The price of the Toll-By-Plate system is the same as paying with cash; however, there is a $2.50 administrative fee added to your toll charges.

The Pay-By-Plate system is used on toll roads managed by the Central Florida Expressway Authority. If you drive a CFX-managed toll road and do not have cash or a compatible toll pass, you will pay the Pay-By-Plate toll rate for your trip. There is no administrative fee associated with Pay-By-Plate, as there is with Toll-By-Plate.

You may sign up for a monthly pre-paid Toll-By-Plate by going to tollbyplate.com and registering your car.

Failure to pay the Toll-By-Plate or Pay-By-Plate invoices may result in fines and additional charges, and the registration of the offending vehicle may be suspended.

About Florida's Toll Ticket System

Florida's Turnpike uses a ticket system between the Treasure Coast and the Orlando Metropolitan Area, between mile markers 88 and 236. These areas are marked by the Lantanta Toll Plaza (MAP), on the south end, and the Three Lakes Toll Plaza (MAP) to the north.

The primary reason for using toll tickets in this area is the sparse population and lack of exits between the Treasure Coast and Kissimmee/St. Cloud, at the south end of the Orlando Metro area.

Toll-By-Plate is not permitted in this area. The ticket system requires you pay a toll using cash or with a Sunpass ONLY.

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VEHICLE CLASSES

Counting Axles

counting axles quick reference

This graphic provides general information about how to count the number of axles on your vehicle. See the information below for detailed information for Florida.

About Vehicle Classes

The classification system is simple in Florida. Tolls are calculated based on the number of axles your vehicle has. Any trailers that are towed behind your vehicle will also have the axles counted, so when you count the axles on your vehicle, be certain to add the number of axles on the vehicle and the trailer to get your total.

Motorcycles count as a car, including motorcycles with a sidecar. Motorcycles with a trailer would count two axles for the motorcycle, plus the number of axles on the trailer, to get a total.

Axle Classes

  • 2-Axle class includes a car, van, SUV, motorcycle or pickup truck
  • 3-Axle class includes the axles on the vehicle plus any trailer
  • 4-Axle class includes the axles on the vehicle plus any trailer
  • 5-Axle class includes the axles on the vehicle plus any trailer
  • 6-Axle class includes the axles on the vehicle plus any trailer
  • 7-Axle class includes the axles on the vehicle plus any trailer
  • 8-Axle class includes the axles on the vehicle plus any trailer

In Florida, there is no class of vehicle higher that the 8-Axle class. If you have nine or more axles, use the 8-Axle Class.

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