WASHINGTON TOLL CLASSES / PAYMENTS & VIOLATIONS

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Toll Information for Washington

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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.

Washington 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 WASHINGTON

Any driver that uses a toll road or tolled express lane in Washington State is expected to pay the toll for that roadway or lane. In Washington State, the tolls are set by the State Tolling Authority of the Washington State Transportation Commission, an agency designated by the state legislature to operate under the auspices of the Washington State Department Of Transportation, known locally as WSDOT.

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

PAYING INVOICES OR LATE TOLL BILLS

If you do not have an electronic toll account, such as a Good To Go! account, and you do not pay a toll with cash - in some cases, cash payment is not an option - then you will be sent a bill for the toll by the Washington State Department of Transportation. The bill will include any administrative or camera fees associated with the toll.

You must pay all invoices you receive within eighty (80) days or you will receive a notice of civil penalty, which includes a $40.00 violation charge, per toll.

PAY TOLL BILL ONLINE

If you have a toll bill, you may pay the bill by entering the notice number, your license number and your license plate state. All notice numbers begin with the letters "TB-".

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NOTICES OF CIVIL PENALTY

If you have received a notice of civil penalty, you may call 866-936-8246 to speak with a customer service agent about your toll. First-time violations can often have the civil penalty waived, if the toll is paid.

You may also check to see whether you can dispute the notice of civil penalty.

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PAYING TOLLS IN WASHINGTON STATE

Cash/Credit Payment System

The cash or credit payment system speaks for itself. When you pay by cash or credit card, you are responsible for having sufficient funds to pay for your tolls while driving on Washington State toll bridges and tunnels. At this time, only the Tacoma Narrows Bridge remains equipped to accept credit cards or cash.

If you are unable to pay your toll, you will receive a bill for the cost of each toll.

It is important to note that most toll roads in Washington State have converted to All-Electronic Tolling, AET for short. When you calculate tolls, your result will show whether the roadway accepts cash.


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AET (All-electronic Tolling)

AET is also known as Cashless Tolling and Open-Road Tolling. The terms are used by different agencies around the country, but they all mean there is no cash accepted at a given toll facility. Nearly all of the tolled roads or express lanes in Washington State use all-electronic tolling, although the Tacoma Narrows Bridge still accepts cash or credit at a toll booth.

Washington State Good To Go!

Statewide, Washington State has an electronic toll system called Good To Go! Good To Go! stickers and transponders can be used by private and commercial users on all Washington State bridges, tunnels and roads, but there is no compatibility with other states.

Good To Go! Compatibility

Good To Go! is compatible with all toll bridges, tunnels and express lanes in Washington State, but it is not compatible with any toll facilities outside of Washington.

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VEHICLE CLASSES

Counting Axles

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 Washington.


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About Vehicle Classes

The classification system in Washington State is simple: Just count the axles with wheels on the ground. When you count the axles on your vehicle, be certain to include both 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 Designations

The following axle designations apply for vehicles in Washington State, regardless of where the toll is collected.

  • 2-axle vehicles - includes a car, van, SUV, motorcycle or pickup truck
  • 3-axles or more - including any trailer
  • 4-axle vehicles - including any trailer
  • 5-axle vehicles - including any trailer
  • 6-axle vehicles - including any trailer

 

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