Any driver that uses a toll road in Pennsylvania is expected to pay the toll for that roadway. In Pennsylvania, the tolls are set by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in Harrisburg.
See below for additional information about toll classes and paying violations.
Cameras take a picture of your license tag as you go through a toll booth lane. If we do not receive a signal from a transponder, and cannot match your license plate to an active account, an unpaid toll notice will be mailed at the address of the owner of the vehicle on file with the Pennsylvania Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, in compliance with Pennsylvania Statute. Failure to comply with the unpaid toll notice may result in the issuance of a Uniform Traffic Citation.
As of January 3, 2016, drivers coming into Pennsylvania from New Jersey across the Delaware River Bridge, who do not have an E-ZPass, will be sent a Toll-By-Plate invoice. That invoice will be mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle. Failure to pay the Toll-By-Place invoice may result in the issuance of a Uniform Traffic Citation.
If you receive an Unpaid Toll Notice or a Uniform Traffic Citation in the mail, you may call the Pennsylvania E-ZPass violation processing center at 877-877-5882, and ask to speak to the violations enforcement section. Please have the notice number available.
E-ZPass information also applies to IPass account holders from Illinois.
You also have the option of paying online.
If you are not an E-ZPass or IPass account holder and find yourself in an unattended, dedicated E-ZPass lane, please continue through the toll plaza. Do not stop and back up, as it is unsafe.
Mail toll payments or toll violation payments within ten (10) days to the following address, making certain to include vehicle information, including your license plate number:
Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
Attn: Accounts Receivable
P. O. Box 67676
Harrisburg, PA 17106
To check on the status of a payment or to resolve any questions, please call 717-939-9551, extension 7471, 7385, 7372, or 7436.REMEMBER: Payment for all tolls is required.
When you use the Pennsylvania Turnpike, you may pay with pay with cash, pay online or use an IPass or E-ZPass Transponder.
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 Pennsylvania's Turnpike.
Only cash is accepted, if you do not have an E-ZPass.
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.
Pennsylvania is on the E-ZPass electronic toll collection network. Transponders displaying the E-ZPass or IPass logo will work in Pennsylvania. E-ZPass holders from states other than Pennsylvania, and IPass holders from Illinois, may use E-ZPass lanes.
Pennsylvania is part of the E-ZPass toll network; therefore, you may use an E-ZPass or Illinois IPass on Pennsylvania's Turnpike and all Pennsylvania toll roads.
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.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike converted the Delaware River Bridge into a cashless tolling system in January 2016. The bridge is now a separate charge from the mainline Pennsylvania Turnpike. Cash is no longer accepted on the DRB.
If you are leaving Pennsylvania and going into New Jersey, you no longer have to pay a toll for the Delaware River Bridge. If you are coming from New Jersey into Pennsylvania, the bridge toll will be charged to your E-ZPass or IPass. If you do not have an E-ZPass or IPass, a bill will be sent to the registered owner of the vehicle.
This graphic provides general information about how to count the number of axles on your vehicle. See the information below for detailed information for Pennsylvania.
The classification system is a bit different in Pennsylvania than elsewhere. Tolls are calculated based on the number of axles on your vehicle and by vehicle weight. Any trailers that are towed behind your vehicle will also have the axles and weight 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.
Keep in mind: The only time axles are actually counted for charges is when you enter the Pennsylvania Turnpike through the Ohio Gateway (Exit 2) or the Delaware River Bridge (Exit 359). If you are leaving Pennsylania via these exits, you are not charged by the axle. However, regardless of which exit you are using to enter and leave the turnpike, when you are using the toll calculator, please include the number of vehicle axles in order to get your toll costs.
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 Pennsylvania, there is no axle setting for a vehicle higher that the 8-Axle selection. If you have nine or more axles, use the 8-Axle option.
IMPORTANT! CLASS 9 VEHICLES NOW REQUIRE SPECIAL PERMITTING. IF YOU HAVE NOT PAID A CERTIFICATE OF PASSAGE FOR A CLASS NINE VEHICLE, YOU MAY NOT USE THE PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE.