PENNSYLVANIA TOLL CLASSES, PAYMENTS & VIOLATIONS

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Toll Information for Pennsylvania

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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.

Pennsylvania 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 PENNSYLVANIA

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▷ Photo: May 2012

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.

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MISSED TOLL / WRONG LANE?

Missed Tolls

Cameras take a picture of your license tag as you go through a toll booth lane. If a signal is not received from a transponder or you do not have a pre-paid toll-by-plate 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.

Toll By Plate: Delaware River Bridge

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. This electronic tolling for the DRB began on January 3, 2016. The toll invoice will be mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle. Failure to pay the Toll-By-Plate invoice may result in the issuance of a Uniform Traffic Citation.

E-ZPass Account Holder

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.

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No E-ZPass / Cash / Other Toll Violations

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.

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PAYING TOLLS IN PENNSYLVANIA

When you use the Pennsylvania Turnpike, you may pay with pay with cash, pay online or use an IPass or E-ZPass Transponder.

Cash And Credit Card Payment System

This payment system speaks for itself. When you pay by cash or credit card, you are responsible for having sufficient funds in cash or sufficient available credit to pay for your tolls while driving on Pennsylvania's Turnpike.

NOTICE! Credit cards are accepted ONLY at staffed tolling locations. If you are uncertain about whether a toll location is staffed, please make sure to have cash or use a compatible toll pass.

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.

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Pennsylvania E-ZPass

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.

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E-ZPass Compatibility

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.

Toll By Plate

The Pennsylvania Turnpike uses cashless tolling at the Keyser Avenue Toll Plaza and the Clark's Summit Toll Plaza on the Northeast Extension of the PA Turnpike. The barriers were converted on April 29, 2018. The Delaware River Bridge was converted into a cashless tolling system in January 2016.

Travelers coming to Pennsylania from New Jersey will pay a toll at 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.

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VEHICLE CLASSES

Counting Axles

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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.

About Vehicle Classes

Pennsylvania is in the process of converting its tolling to a new vehicle classification structure, and eventually the weight class will be eliminated.

The conversion process began in April, 2018 at the Clark's Summit Toll Plaza and the Keyser Avenue Toll Plaza, both located at the north end of the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. This new axle and height-based system is being implemented slowly across the entire PA Turnpike system.

This new axle and height system is similar to New York, using the same class identifiers as the NYS Thruway. See the insets for reference.

  • low profile vehicle classes
  • high profile vehicle classes

 

CURRENT CLASSIFICATIONS

The current classification system, which is being gradually phased out, includes classifying by both axle and weight.

On most toll roads in Pennsylvania, including the Pennsylvania Turnpike mainline, as well as ramps on the Northeast Extension, tolls are calculated based on the weight of your vehicle, and at some barriers, the number of axles on your vehicle. 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.

At this time, the only time axles are counted for charges is when you enter the Pennsylvania Turnpike through the Ohio Gateway (Exit 2) or the Delaware River Bridge (Exit 359). The new axle and height system for the Northeast Extension barriers will go into effect April 29, 2018.

If you are leaving Pennsylania via the Ohio Gateway or Delaware River Bridge, you are not charged. Only vehicles entering from Ohio or New Jersey are charged. 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 accurate 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.

Axle Selections

  • 2-Axle includes a car, van, SUV, motorcycle or pickup truck
  • 3-Axle includes the axles on the vehicle plus any trailer
  • 4-Axle includes the axles on the vehicle plus any trailer
  • 5-Axle includes the axles on the vehicle plus any trailer
  • 6-Axle includes the axles on the vehicle plus any trailer
  • 7-Axle includes the axles on the vehicle plus any trailer
  • 8-Axle includes the axles on the vehicle plus any trailer

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.

Vehicle Classes

  • Class 1: Vehicles 7,000 lbs. and under
  • Class 2: 7001 to 15,000 lbs.
  • Class 3: 15,001 to 19,000 lbs.
  • Class 4: 19,001 to 30,000 lbs.
  • Class 5: 30,001 to 45,000 lbs.
  • Class 6: 45,001 to 62,000 lbs.
  • Class 7: 62,001 to 80,000 lbs.
  • Class 8: 80,001 to 100,000 lbs.
  • Class 9: 100,000 lbs. or more*

* See important note below for Class 9 special permitting.

Height-based Vehicle Classes

The classifications below will apply at the Keyser Avenue Barrier and the Clark's Summit Barrier on the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, as well as the Southern Beltway, PA Turnpike 576, which connects to I-376 near Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT).

  • Class 2L: 2-axle vehicles under 7'6"
  • Class 3L: 3-axle vehicles under 7'6"
  • Class 4L: 4-axle vehicles under 7'6"
  • Class 5L: 5-axle vehicles under 7'6"
  • Class 6L: 6 or more axles, under 7'6"
  • Class 2H: 2-axle vehicles over 7'6"
  • Class 3H: 3-axle vehicles over 7'6"
  • Class 4H: 4-axle vehicles over 7'6"
  • Class 5H: 5-axle vehicles over 7'6"
  • Class 6H: 6-axle vehicles over 7'6"
  • Class 7H: 7 or more axles, over 7'6"

IMPORTANT! Class 9 vehicles and oversize vehicles now require special permitting. If you have not paid a Certificate Of Passage for a Class 9 vehicle, you may not use the PA turnpikes.

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