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IPass Pay By Plate | Illinois Tollway Pay By Plate

IPass Pay By Plate allows you to use Illinois tollways without having a IPass transponder (or any transponder), or even an account.

The mechanics: open a Pay By Plate account and your account is charged whenever you go through an open road toll facility. A picture of your license plate is taken as you go through.

IPass Pay by plate makes sense for people who rarerly use the tollway system and or people who are not comfortable with transponder technology.

This is what happens when you drive on an Illinois Tollway without a transponder or an account.

When you do this, the IPass Pay by Plate system sends an invoice to the registered owner of the vehicle based on pictures of your license plate.

Any vehicle that goes through an open road tolling facility without a properly functioning transponder will have an image taken of it's license plate. If the plate is not registered to an account then an invoice will be sent to the registered owner of the vehicle.

IPass Pay By Plate will always be more expensive and less reliable than using the electronic IPass device. The IPass Pay By Plate system needs to optically read your license plate, potentially in bad weather, during day or night, license plates may be dirty, and your car may be travelling slow or fast. But Pay By Plate does make sense in some situations.

Does Illinois Pay By Plate automatically pay tolls?

Illinois Pay By Plate does not automatically pay tolls. Instead, it provides a method for customers to manually and securely pay any unpaid tolls they may have incurred, especially if they do not have an I-PASS Account or E-ZPass transponder. Customers using Pay By Plate need to initiate the payment process themselves.

Can you Pay By Plate without a transponder in Illinois?

Yes, in Illinois, you can use the Pay By Plate option to pay tolls without having a transponder such as an I-PASS or E-ZPass. Pay By Plate allows drivers who do not have a transponder to manually pay their tolls by providing their vehicle's license plate information and payment details. This option is designed to accommodate those who do not have a transponder but still need to pay tolls on the Illinois Tollway system.

How do I know if I missed a toll in Illinois?

To check for missed tolls in Illinois, look for a Notice of Toll Violation in the mail, visit the Illinois Tollway website for online tools, or contact customer service. Reviewing your I-PASS or E-ZPass account can also help verify toll payments. Promptly address any missed tolls to avoid fees and violations.

What happens if I don't pay Illinois tolls?

Failure to pay Illinois tolls can lead to fines, penalties, and potential vehicle registration suspension. Unresolved toll violations may prompt collection agency involvement, affecting your credit. Address unpaid tolls promptly to avoid these consequences and ensure compliance with Illinois Tollway regulations.