E-ZPass

Virginia residents can create an E-ZPass account at VDOT’s website https://www.ezpassva.com/CreateAccount/CreateAccountHome.aspx or call the customer service center toll-free at 877-762-7824.

Learn more about the E-ZPass by visiting VDOT‘s E-ZPass Website: www.ezpassva.com

Travelers have the option to sign up for the E-ZPass electronic toll collection system, or pay by license plate and receive a bill in the mail. E-ZPass is the easiest, most economical way to go – you obtain a transponder, set up an E-ZPass account, and mount it on your window. As you drive beneath the toll readers, the system automatically scans your E-ZPass, and deducts the correct amount from your prepaid account.

Installing the E-ZPass transponder

When a vehicle passes under the toll gantry, a video image of the license plate number (LPN) is generated. If no E-ZPass transponder is detected and If the LPN is not associated with a registered Pay by Plate account, the customer receives a Pay by Plate invoice. If an E-ZPass transponder is detected, but there are insufficient funds on the E-ZPass account to pay the toll(s), an invoice will be generated and the customer will receive a Pay by Plate invoice to the address on file with the Department of Motor Vehicles. The invoice will include all tolls incurred plus a processing fee per toll, as allowed by the Code of Virginia 46-2.819.3:1.  Failure to pay tolls results in escalating fines including the possibility of being sent to collections and/or court in order to collect the unpaid toll. Fees, fines and toll collection processes are imposed in direct accordance with the Code of Virginia 46-2.819.3:1.

Rental car customers might consider using the Missed a Toll feature to pay tolls within 96 hours (four days) of travel to avoid additional processing fees imposed by rental car companies or temporarily add the rental vehicle to their E-ZPass account. For more information about E-ZPass, please visit www.ezpassva.com. Rental car motorists should also consult the rental car agent for other toll payment options they may have in place.

With E-ZPass:

  • View current toll rates.
  • Vehicles that use the MLK extension (once complete) and one of the tunnels as part of a single trip will pay $0.50 to use the MLK extension.
  • Vehicles that use only the MLK extension will pay $1.00.

More E-ZPass Information:

  • The E-ZPass On-the-Go Kits cost $35 and includes $15 available to use immediately, with the remaining $20 available after you register the transponder.
  • There is no deposit required for the E-ZPass.
  • You can use your E-ZPass transponder in any of your passenger vehicles with the same vehicle classification/axle count, as long as the vehicles are registered on your E-ZPass account.

WHY CASH IS NOT AN OPTION
By eliminating the need for tollbooths, traffic can be sustained at a free flow pace, reducing vehicle idle times and carbon emissions. Instead of inefficient and costly tollbooths, overhead electronic gantries scan your E-ZPass or license plate, so you don’t have to slow down or fumble for correct change.

Create your account

SETTING UP AN ACCOUNT
Virginia residents can create an E-ZPass account at VDOT’s website https://www.ezpassva.com/CreateAccount/CreateAccountHome.aspx or call the customer service center toll-free at 877-762-7824.

Learn more about the E-ZPass by visiting VDOT‘s E-ZPass Website: www.ezpassva.com