How to pay toll?
You can pay using tags such as TxTag, NTTA TollTag, HCTRA EZ Tag, EZ TAG. You can also use video tolling system such as Pay by mail on TxDOT roads or ZipCash on NTTA roads. You can purchase TxTag and it will be good for the whole of Texas at locations where TxTag is acceptable (There are bridges on Mexico Texas border that only accept cash. At all other places, you can use TxTag). Or, alternatively, you can use NTTA TollTag. The NTTA TollTag is accepted for toll payments in whole of Texas, Oklahoma & Kansas. You can read more about this here.
On some bridges and toll roads, cash is still accepted. However, please use Tollguru Toll Calculator to see if you can pay using cash for your entire route.
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How do toll roads work in Texas?
Most toll roads in Texas do not have cash toll plazas. If you have a Tolltag or TxTag or another interoperable tag such as PikePass, it is scanned as you drive under the scanners at the marked locations called toll plazas. If you don't have a TollTag, the agency takes a picture of your license plate and sends you a bill. Bills are only sent when a certain amount has been accumulated. However, it's cheaper to get a TollTag or TxTag if you're going to be driving on the toll road more than a couple times. Tollguru Toll Calculator shows tolls for Cash, transponder Tag, and license plate video bill and will indicate if you cannot pay tolls using a payment method by marking it as
How to pay missed tolls?
Different tollway authorities maintain and manage toll roads in Dallas-Fort-Worth area but The North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) collects tolls on Dallas-Fort-Worth area toll roads. But North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) collects tolls on all the tolls roads in Dallas-Fort-Worth area area. If you did not have a TollTag when you traveled on Dallas toll roads, you would have to pay tolls by ZipCash.
When a motorist without a TollTag drives through tolling points, high-speed cameras take digital images of the license plate, and the tolls are billed to the registered owner of the vehicle. This is called ZipCash. ZipCash offers a pay-by-mail option at higher rates for customers who do not have a TollTag. TollTag customers receive the lowest toll rates on NTTA roads; ZipCash customers pay at least 50 percent more than TollTag users. ZipCash customers (toll violators) receive bills monthly as part of the new Simplified Billing structure. Here is how you can receive your ZipCash bill electronically.
You can pay ZipCash invoice many ways:
- Pay online at Online Customer Service Center Portal
- By Mail
- Over the phone. Please call at 972-818-NTTA (6882) or 817-731-NTTA (6882).
- In person with the NTTA Customer Service Center (Here is the list of centers)
Here is more information on ZipCash and how you can pay your missed toll: https://www.ntta.org/custinfo/zipcash/Pages/default.aspx. Therefore, if you have missed toll payment on Dallas toll roads, we suggest you to please wait for NTTA to mail you the bill and instruction to pay using ZipCash.
If you wish to see toll costs and payment methods accepted at each toll plaza on the route that you traveled, we suggest you using Tollguru Trip Calculator. You can also download our free app from Google play store or the App Store. Both, our website calculator and apps, are totally free for all vehicles types.