Pennsylvania Toll Payments

Payment Types, Toll Violations, Agency List

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Paying Tolls In Pennsylvania

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How Do I Pay A Toll Invoice, A Toll Violation Or A Missed Toll?

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For license plate tolls, plate payment invoices and notices may be available to be paid immediately online. This is particularly true for a pre-registered plate payment account. In Pennsylvania, there is more than one agency to deal with, and each could have special rules for paying by plate.

If you do not pay a license plate toll online right away, you will have to wait a period of up to several weeks before an invoice is generated.

In the case of a toll violation or a missed toll, you will also have to wait a period of time, typically up to 30 days, before a violation notice or an invoice is created.

 ▹ Related: License Plate Pay options ▹ 

Where Are Toll Notices Or Invoices Sent?

In situations involving the mailing of a toll notice or invoice, the notice will be sent to the address that matches the vehicle registration. It will not be sent to the address of the driver.

In many cases, you may look up your notice or invoice online, using only the vehicle's license plate number, to find tolls that may be due.

How Do I Find Out Who To Pay?

The first step is to know which road you are - or were - traveling, and find the agency responsible for payment. We have a list of agencies for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

In the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, there are four agencies that manage toll collection.

Go to the payments section to find your toll road and the correct agency. Available payment options are provided your convenience. These options will take you to the correct payment website for the toll road you have been traveling.

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▷ Guide signs, like this one on the Southern Beltway near Pittsburgh International Airport, alert drivers to the cashless tolling on the PA Turnpike system. Photo taken October 17, 2022.

How Do I Pay Tolls In Pennsylvania? What Payment Methods Can I Use?

You can jump to the Pennsylvania road list for a road-by-roadway list. To find the toll cost for your roadway or trip, please use the calculators on the toll calculator page.

Payments accepted on toll roads in Pennsylvania include the following:

E-ZPass and Compatible Passes

The commonwealth of Pennsylvania accepts E-ZPass and the following transponders:

  • e-zpass
    e-zpass
  • epass-xtra
    epass xtra
  • epass
    epass
  • leeway
    leeway
  • peach-pass
    peach pass
  • sunpass
    sunpass
  • i-pass
    i-pass
  • quick-pass
    quick pass
  • riverlink
    riverlink
  • sunpass-pro
    sunpass pro
  • uni
    uni

For a complete list of roadways on which these passes are compatible, refer to the Pennsylvania road list below.

Cash Toll Payments

Some Pennsylvania toll roads accept cash, meaning you can use cash for your toll charges on those particular roads, although not all toll booths may be staffed at all hours.

Pay By Plate & Toll Invoices

Some Pennsylvania toll roads offer a pay-by-plate option, which means you can pay your toll online within a few days, or you will receive an invoice. A picture or a video is taken of your vehicle license plate, and an invoice is mailed to the registration address on file for the vehicle. Failing to make a toll payments after getting in invoice could result in a toll violation.

For a road-by-roadway list of where each payment type is accepted, jump to the Pennsylvania road list below.

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Toll Payment Options And Agencies Handling Tolls

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Find Your Road For The Agency Responsible For Toll Payments

Use this resource to pay your tolls and toll violations online. Payment options for each agency are shown below, whether you need to pay by plate, by invoice, pay for a missed toll, or a handle a toll violation. In some cases, you may be able to dispute a toll.

In the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the following agencies collect tolls:

DELAWARE RIVER PORT AUTHORITY

The Delaware River Port Authority is also known as “DRPA”.

Toll Payment Options For The Delaware River Port Authority:

Toll
Invoice
Missed
Toll
Pay
Violation
Manage
Pass
Dispute
Toll

Buttons will take you to the agency website or agency-authorized website designated for online payments. If a button is faded, the option is not available.

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The Delaware River Port Authority is responsible for managing the following roads:

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Benjamin Franklin Bridge
Betsy Ross Bridge
Commodore Barry Bridge
Walt Whitman Bridge
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DELAWARE RIVER JOINT TOLL BRIDGE COMMISSION

The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission is also known as “DRJTBC”.

Toll Payment Options For The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission:

Toll
Invoice
Missed
Toll
Pay
Violation
Manage
Pass
Dispute
Toll

Buttons will take you to the agency website or agency-authorized website designated for online payments. If a button is faded, the option is not available.

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The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission is responsible for managing the following roads:

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Milford Montague Toll Bridge
Delaware Water Gap Toll Bridge
Portland Columbia Toll Bridge
Easton Phillipsburg Toll Bridge
I78 Toll Bridge
New Hope Lambertville Toll Bridge
Scudder Falls Toll Bridge
Trenton Morrisville Toll Bridge
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BURLINGTON COUNTY BRIDGE COMMISSION

Toll Payment Options For The Burlington County Bridge Commission:

Toll
Invoice
Missed
Toll
Pay
Violation
Manage
Pass
Dispute
Toll

Buttons will take you to the agency website or agency-authorized website designated for online payments. If a button is faded, the option is not available.

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The Burlington County Bridge Commission is responsible for managing the following roads:

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Tacony Palmyra Bridge
Burlington Bristol Bridge
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PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE COMMISSION

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is also known as “PTC”.

Toll Payment Options For The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission:

Toll
Invoice
Missed
Toll
Pay
Violation
Manage
Pass
Dispute
Toll

Buttons will take you to the agency website or agency-authorized website designated for online payments. If a button is faded, the option is not available.

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The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is responsible for managing the following roads:

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Pennsylvania Turnpike
PA TURNPIKE 576
Beaver Valley Expressway
Mon Fayette Expressway
PA TURNPIKE 66
Delaware River Bridge
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Pennsylvania TOLL PAYMENTS BY ROADWAY

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Accepted Payment Types

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How Do I Pay Tolls While On The Road In Pennsylvania?

This road-by-road listing shows which toll payment types are accepted on each road, bridge crossing or tunnel, as may be the case.

Payment Type Reference:

Pass
Plate
App
Cash
Card
Note: Most agencies are now accepting app payments.

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Paying Tolls: Payment Types In Brief

Cashless Tolling / All-Electronic Tolling

Many toll agencies have converted to all-electronic tolls, meaning cash is not accepted. On roadways that are all-electronic, or cashless, toll payments may be made by one of the following methods:

License Plate Tolls / Plate Payment

Many agencies offer license plate tolling options, what is most frequently called "plate pay". Most agencies, however, have many other names for license plate tolls, including "Pay by Plate", "Toll by Plate", "Pay by Mail", and similar phrases. Using the license plate payment method allows drivers to travel toll roads, without having to buy a transponder or carry cash.

Plate payment involves taking a snapshot of your vehicle's license plate, using other equipment to determine your vehicle class, then issuing a toll statement, often on a 30-day invoicing schedule.

 ▹ Related: License Plate Pay Options ▹ 

License Plate Payments Online

Many agencies offer the option to pay license plate tolls online. Some agencies even allow you to make a license plate payment before you travel. As for toll invoices, these are most often paid online, but agencies will also accept in-person cash payments, in some cases, as well as payment by check, but only after the invoice, itself, has been generated.

Often, plate payment invoices are mailed once per month, but it may take several weeks for an invoice to be generated and mailed. When the invoice is sent, it will be mailed to the address on file with the state where the photographed license plate is registered.

Toll invoices may include an administrative fee for issuing the invoice.

What Are Registered And Unregistered Plate Accounts?

Registering a licence plate simply means you have provided your vehicle information to the tolling agency responsible for handling licence-plate billing. Often, registering a license plate may result in reduced tolls, similar to using an agency-issued toll pass.

Unregistered license plate only means you have not provided your license plate to a tolling agency that issues toll invoices. If a roadway offers a "Pay-by-Plate", "Toll-by-Plate" or similar payment option, you do not need to register your license plate in order to receive a toll bill.

Toll Pass / Transponder

Toll transponders issued by state or regional tolling agencies are, typically, the preferred method for making toll payments.

When using a compatible toll pass, your tolls are automatically deducted from your prepaid account. Many juristictions now have mobile apps to let you manage your transponder account from your phone.

 ▹ Related: Toll Transponders ▹ 

The compatibility of a toll pass will depend upon the state in which you travel and the roadway being used. Our Toll Pass section has a complete list of compatible roads for each state.

Toll pass networks are becoming more integrated, particularly across the eastern United States and the Southern Plains, but many states are also opting to use isolated networks and charge by license plate, as well.

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Apps, Cash, And Cards

Cash / Coin

Cash payments are fairly self-explanatory. Paying with cash means using legal tender, whether notes or coins, in order to pay your toll.

For agencies that collect cash payments, tolls are often taken at unstaffed toll booths. In such cases, exact change is often required. At a staffed toll booth, change is typically provided.

In case exact an payment is not available, many agencies will permit overpayment at an unstaffed toll booth; however, no change will be issued for payment above the required toll. Change can only be issued at staffed toll booths.

In such circumstances, the option to use a credit card or debit card is sometimes available, as is using a mobile payment app.

Mobile Apps

Toll payment apps have been adopted in many jurisdictions. Most agencies already offer the option to manage a toll transponder account via an app. As states and agencies continue adopting more sophisticated technology, the option to pay all tolls using a mobile app is becoming more widespread.

Meanwhile, companies like GoToll, Paytollo, PlusPass, among others, have struck agreements with agencies to accept customer payments, making the use of private-sector mobile apps a common occurence.

However, not all apps currently have agreements with each of the agencies that charge tolls. Furthermore, no single agency currently accepts all apps for payment, and no toll payment app has yet been adopted universally. This makes compatibility somewhat of an issue, at least for the time being.

Credit Card or Debit Card

Credit card payments or debit card payments are used on some roadways, particularly across the Midwest and on privately-managed roads; however, this option is offered neither widely nor universally.

In states or on roadways the option to use a credit card or debit is permitted, the cards typically be part of a recognized financial network, such as Visa or Master Card.

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