KENTUCKY TOLL CLASSES / PAYMENTS & VIOLATIONS

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Toll Information for Kentucky

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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.

Kentucky 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 KENTUCKY

Any driver that uses a toll road in Kentucky is expected to pay the toll for that roadway. In Kentucky, the toll prices and toll policies for the Ohio River Bridges are set by the Tolling Body for the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project (LSIORB).

See below for additional information about toll classes and disputing any toll notices you may receive.

TOLL INVOICE OR DISPUTE?

Kentucky has a 60-day time limit for you to either pay your toll or dispute it. Failure to pay will result in a violation. You can only pay via invoice if you have received the bill, as the invoice number will be required.

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If you dispute an invoice, you must download and complete a toll dispute form. That form must then be emailed or mailed to RiverLink.

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Once you have completed the form, it may be emailed to [email protected], or you may mail the form to a RiverLink customer service center in either Kentucky or Indiana.

KENTUCKY SERVICE CENTER
400 East Main Street Suite 102
Louisville, KY 40202

INDIANA SERVICE CENTER
103 Quartermaster Court
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

To speak to someone about an invoice or a toll violation, call 855-748-5465.

PAYING TOLLS IN KENTUCKY

Cash Payment System

There is no cash payment system for the Ohio River Bridges. Tolls are all electronic, paid by either invoice or via RiverLink account.

Toll By Plate

A toll-by-plate system will soon be coming to the Ohio River Bridges. The Joint Board and Tolling Body for the Ohio River Bridges voted in December 2017 to institute a toll-by-plate system, but it will not be fully operational until the middle of summer 2018, according to a news release issued by the Tolling Body.

License Plate Capture

While Toll-By-Plate is not fully operational for the Ohio River Bridges, there are license plate capture options. A camera will photograph the license plate of your vehicle as you pass through the toll gantry.

Drivers have the option of registering their license plate with RiverLink, even if you do not get a transponder. By doing so, you can create a pre-funded account that will deduct funds from your account when you use a bridge. The advantage of using a registered plate capture is that the toll charges are reduced.

Drivers do not have to register their license plate to use a toll bridge, and instead have the option of receiving a toll invoice. Two one-way trips across any bridge will trigger an invoice.

Anyone using license plate capture, who does not have their license plate pre-registered with RiverLink, will receive a toll invoice, which must be paid. Two one-way crossings automatically trigger an invoice, and invoices are sent every 15 days to the registered owner of the vehicle. Any additional crossings in that 15-day period will also be included on the invoice.

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Kentucky RiverLink

RiverLink is the electronic toll collection system used by the Ohio River Bridges. RiverLink is part of the E-ZPass system; therefore, you may use an E-ZPass on toll roads in Kentucky. Any transponder that displays the E-ZPass or IPass logo will be accepted in Kentucky.

E-ZPass Compatibility

If you have an E-ZPass issued in another state, or an IPass issued by Illinois, you may use E-ZPass lanes in Kentucky. You will also get the discounted toll rates in Kentucky.

Make certain you have sufficient funds on your E-ZPass account to pay for the toll charges you will incur; otherwise, it will count as a toll violation.

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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 Kentucky.

About Vehicle Classes

The classification system is simple in Kentucky. Vehicles are grouped into three categories, Passenger vehicles, Medium vehicles and Large vehicles.

The classification of your vehicle is based, in part, on the number of axles your vehicle has. Any trailers that are towed behind your vehicle will also have the axles counted. 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.

All two-axle vehicles are considered passenger cars, so long as those vehicles are less than 7'6" in height. Two axle vehicles that are taller than 7'6" in height (90 inches) will be charged as Medium 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.

Medium vehicles include all tall two-axle vehicles, plus 3-axle and 4-axle vehicles.

Large Vehicles are any vehicle with 5 axles or more.

Vehicle Classifications At A Glance:

PASSENGER VEHICLE:

  • 2-Axle Car, van, SUV, motorcycle or pickup truck - up to 7'6" in height

MEDIUM VEHICLE

  • 2-Axle Van or Truck that is taller than 7'6" in height
  • All 3-Axles vehicle, including trailer
  • All 4-Axles vehicle, including trailer

LARGE VEHICLE

  • Vehicles with 5 axles or more, including trailer
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