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Illinois makes it possible for you to pay a missed toll within seven (7) days without incurring a penalty of any kind. However, you must know which plaza you missed so that you can look up the toll for that plaza. There is no way to search for a missed toll by using your vehicle license plate.
If you missed a toll in the last seven (7) days, pay online now to avoid penalties.
If you can not or choose to not pay online, you may mail toll payments, with the proper toll form, within seven (7) days of the unpaid toll or toll violation.
Mail completed form to the following address:
P.O. Box 5382
Chicago, IL 60680-5382
REMEMBER: Payment for all tolls is required.Three unpaid tolls within a 24-month period results in a violation being issue and the possible suspension of vehicle registration and/or driving privileges.
Illinois is on the E-ZPass electronic toll collection network. Transponders displaying the E-ZPass or IPass logo will work in Illinois.
This graphic provides general information about how to count the number of axles on your vehicle. See the information below for detailed information for Illinois.
Any driver that uses a toll road in Illinois is expected to pay the toll for that roadway. Rates are set by the Tollway Board of Directors of the Illinois Tollway, a revenue-bond agency of the state of Illinois.
The classification system in Illinois is slightly different than other states. Toll classes are grouped into two main categories: Passenger cars and Commercial Vehicles.
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.
In Illinois, these are the vehicle classifications. There are no weight or height considerations when calculating tolls.
When you use the Illinois Tollway, you may pay with pay with cash, pay online or use an IPass or E-ZPass Transponder. IPass is Illinois' electronic toll system, and it is completely compatible with E-ZPass. If you have E-ZPass, you may use E-ZPass on the Illinois Tollway. Florida's Sunpass is not accepted in Illinois.
The Illinois Tollway has many exits and plazas that are unmanned or cashless tolling. These facilities require that you pay online or use an IPass. When you pay online, you must do so within seven days or you risk incurring a toll violation. Three violations in 24 months could result in the suspension of your driving privileges.
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 the Illinois Tollway system.
If you do not have enough cash, you pay online or mail your payment within seven (7) days.
If you are unable to pay your toll, you will receive a ticket/certificate of passage for the amount of the unpaid toll, plus an administrative fine.
Illinois and the Illinois IPass are part of the E-ZPass system; therefore, you may use an IPass or E-ZPass issued in any state when traveling on the Illinois Thruway system. Make sure you have adequate funds in your E-ZPass account before making your trip; otherwise, you will be assessed a toll violation and fine. If you are from Florida, the Sunpass is NOT compatible with the Illinois Tollway or the E-ZPass system.