MARYLAND TOLL CLASSES, PAYMENTS & VIOLATIONS

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Toll Information for Maryland

IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATES:

Cash toll collection remains suspended in many locations due to COVID-19. A compatible toll pass must be used. In some cases, you may use exact change. In other circumstances, a photo of your vehicle's license plate will be taken to determine where to send a toll invoice.

 

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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.

Maryland vehicle classes and definitions are shown, 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 MARYLAND

John F Kennedy Memorial Highway photo
▷ I-95 NB, just north of Baltimore, where the express toll lanes begin, just ahead of the JFK Memorial Highway. Photo taken October 29, 2019.

Any driver that uses a toll road in Maryland is expected to pay the toll for that roadway. In Maryland, the tolls are set by the Maryland Transportation Authority, usually abbreviated, "MdTA".

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

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DID YOU HAVE A TOLL NOTICE?

Notice Of Toll Due?

If you have a Notice of Toll Due, including any notice for video tolls, you may pay your toll online. You may also mail a check to the address on the notice.

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E-ZPass Violation?

If you have an E-ZPass violation notice from Maryland, and your vehicle is also registered in Maryland, call 888-321-6824 for Maryland E-ZPass Customer Service and information about resolving your issue.

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PAYING TOLLS IN MARYLAND

All-Electronic Tolling

Maryland announced on August 6, 2020 that it had permanently converted to cashless tolling. This applies to all toll roads, bridges and tunnels in the state, including the John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway, which is I-95 north of Baltimore to the Delaware state line. If you do not have an E-ZPass or compatible toll pass, your payment ptions include paying by video toll, or registering your license plate for a discounted Pay-by-Plate toll.

Pay By Plate or Video Tolling

Maryland toll roads no longer accept cash. You have the option of receiving an bill for your toll or registering your license plate to get a Pay-By-Plate discount. This applies to the following roads in Maryland:

  • Baltimore Harbor Tunnel
  • Chesapeake Bay Bridge
  • Fort McHenry Tunnel
  • Francis Scott Key Bridge
  • Harry W. Nice Bridge
  • Intercounty Connector (MD 200)
  • John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway (I-95)
  • Thomas J. Hatem Bridge

Video Tolling is Maryland's variation on Pay-By-Plate, also often called Toll-By-Plate. Overhead gantries use equipment to photograph each vehicle that passes. Sensors overhead and in the roadway, itself, detect the number of axles on a vehicle. Using the photographs of your vehicle's license plate, along with the sensor data, the correct toll charge can be levied.

When you use video tolling, instead of registered Pay-by-Plate or E-ZPass, you are typically paying 1.5 times the basic toll rate. The registered owner of the vehicle will receive a Notice of Toll Due from the Maryland Transportation Authority, typically within three to six weeks, with the toll charges due.

You may pay video tolls online or mail the payment to the address listed on the notice.

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Maryland E-ZPass

Maryland is on the E-ZPass electronic toll collection network. Any transponder that displays the E-ZPass or IPass logo will be accepted in Maryland.

E-ZPass Compatibility

If you have an E-ZPass issued in a state other than Maryland, or an IPass from Illinois, you may use E-ZPass lanes in Maryland. However, to qualify for any E-ZPass discounts, you must use the Maryland E-ZPass. Non-Maryland E-ZPass account holders will pay the cashless tolling rate. Funds will be deducted from your E-ZPass account.

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

Maryland 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 Maryland.

About Vehicle Classes

The classification system is simple in Maryland. 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

  • Class 2 - All two-axle vehicles, including car, SUV, van or pickup
  • Class 3 - 3-Axles total, including any trailer
  • Class 4 - 4-Axles total, including all trailer axles
  • Class 5 - 5-Axles total, including all trailer axles
  • Class 6 - 6-Axles or more, including all trailer axles
  • Class 8 - Motorcycles

In Maryland, there is no class one.

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