MARYLAND TOLL CLASSES / PAYMENTS & VIOLATIONS

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Toll Information for Maryland

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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 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 MARYLAND

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.

MISSED TOLL / WRONG LANE?

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.

PAYING TOLLS IN MARYLAND

All-Electronic Tolling

Maryland is in the process of adopting cashless tolling. However, at this time, only the Intercounty Connector/MD200 and the I-95 Express lanes in Baltimore are all-electronic.

For all other Maryland toll roads, including the John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway, which is I-95 north of Baltimore to the Delaware state line, you may pay cash, by E-ZPass or compatible toll pass, or with what is called Video Tolling, which is essentially a pay-by-plate system in Maryland.

Cash Tolling

Like it reads, cash tolling is paying tolls with cash. You have the option of providing exact change or using a lane where change is provided, but only on roads that accept cash tolling. The following Maryland toll roads, tunnels and bridges accept cash tolling:

  • John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway
  • Thomas J. Hatem Bridge
  • Baltimore Harbor Tunnel
  • Fort McHenry Tunnel
  • Francis Scott Key Bridge
  • Bay Bridge
  • Harry W. Nice Bridge

Maryland Video Tolling

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 cash or E-ZPass, you are typically paying 1.5 times the basic cash 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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