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About I-PASS FAQs

I-PASS is a prepaid electronic toll collection system that allows you to automatically pay tolls as you drive.

I-PASS is:

  • Faster I-PASS saves drivers an estimated 10 minutes per trip and 2 hours of travel time per week.
  • Safer I-PASS eliminates the challenge of changing lanes to reach the cash lanes at toll plazas.
  • More convenient I-PASS frees customers from worrying about finding exact change or remembering to pay their tolls online.
  • Better for the environmentI-PASS reduces pollution because customers drive non-stop and avoid idling at tollbooths.

More than 87 percent of Tollway customers use I-PASS.

I-PASS account funds never expire.

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As your vehicle travels through a toll plaza, a radio antenna sends a signal to your I-PASS transponder that triggers the deduction of a toll from your account.

Occasionally tolls do not post to your account at the time of the transaction. This is usually due to a missing, improperly mounted or inactive transponder with a dead battery. These unsuccessful transactions are digitally recorded and we then try to match those digital recordings to the license plate on your I-PASS account.  If a match between the image and the license plate on your I-PASS account is successful, the toll is then posted to your account.  This match is attempted as a courtesy to help I-PASS customers avoid violations.

These digitally recorded tolls are called video tolls. If your transponder is properly mounted and video tolls are occuring on your account, please test the transponder battery to be sure it is functioning properly.  You will see video toll appear next to the transaction when you review your account records. Tolls that are successfully deducted at the time of transaction are labeled "toll."

Excessive Vtolls: Starting in 2018, if any vehicle registered to your account records more than five (5) Vtolls in one month, you may be charged the cash rate for the toll. Still have a question regarding Vtolls? Contact our I-PASS service team

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Pay by Plate FAQs

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Pay by Plate FAQs

The Illinois Tollway’s Pay by Plate feature allows you to enter your license plate and payment information up to 14 days after travel to capture your tolls and allow you to avoid fines and fees. The Illinois Tollway will charge your credit card the cash rate for tolls. A valid credit card must remain on the account until the tolls are fully processed, which may take up to 30 days after you use the Tollway. Once the credit card is deleted, the Pay by Plate service is disabled. You may reactivate the service, as needed, by adding credit card information. The Pay by Plate service is an ideal option for non-I-PASS customers and travelers to Illinois. Please note, Pay by Plate is only usable on the Illinois Tollway. It is not usable on the Skyway (in Illinois) or in other states.

It may take up to 30 days for tolls to show on Pay by Plate and be charged to your payment method. Be certain to keep your credit card information accurate and current until the Tollway has processed all your tolls. If your credit card information is not current, Pay by Plate will be unable to process your tolls and you will receive an invoice for them by mail. Also, if your vehicle’s license plate information was entered inaccurately, Pay by Plate will be unable to process your tolls and you may receive an invoice for them by mail. It is important to keep both your payment and license plate information accurate and current on Pay by Plate.

Pay by Plate searches for tolls once a week and bills your credit card for any matching tolls. Tolls may take up to 30 days to show on Pay by Plate. Depending on when you travel, tolls may not all show on Pay by Plate in the same week; thus, you may be charged in separate transactions. You will not be charged multiple times for the same tolls; you may be charged once for each toll across separate credit card transactions.

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Manage My I-PASS Account

Manage I-PASS Account

Manage I-PASS Account FAQs

You can find your I-PASS balance by logging in to getipass.com and click "View Funds". Conveniently log in below.

I-PASS Account Login

 

You can easily manage and update your I-PASS account by logging in to getipass.com and click "View Funds". Conveniently log in below.

I-PASS Account Login

In the event that you have forgotten your username or password, these can easily be retrieved though the "Forgot Username?" or "Forgot Password?" links.

No. No need to worry your balance will never expire.

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On the Road With I-PASS

Learn More About I-PASS

On the Road With I-PASS FAQs

I-PASS can be used on the Chicago Skyway, Indiana Toll Road and anywhere E-ZPass is accepted.

Visit the I-PASS page, look for the blue box and click on "Use My I-PASS in other States."

If your vehicle is registered to the account and your account is in good standing, the toll will automatically be deducted from your account as a Video Toll at the cash rate. Vehicles registered to an I-PASS account should not pay unpaid tolls online.

Yes. In fact, the technology in the open road tolling lanes will automatically calculate and deduct the proper toll. You no longer need to use the cash lanes or purchase a special transponder.

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Transponder Issues

Transponder Not Working, Combine Transponders

 

 

Transponder Information FAQs

I-PASS customers can easily order and activate a transponder by logging in at www.getipass.com and clicking "View Transponders." There customers can also report transponders as lost or stolen.

By Telephone 800-UC-IPASS (800-824-7277)

Our interactive voice response system allows you to update your account information and add funds to your balance 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you need to speak to a customer service representative, they are available to take your call weekdays 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

AT THIS TIME ALL WALK-IN CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTERS ARE CLOSED TO MITIGATE THE SPREAD OF COVID-19.

At Customer Service Centers
I-PASS services are now available weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at five locations. Stop in to pick up or exchange a transponder, pay an unpaid toll or violation notice or update your I-PASS account.

The Customer Service Centers are located at:

Find a list of available services

Yes. If you have multiple transponders, you will automatically be enrolled in Shared Balance, which will consolidate the balances of individual transponders into one account balance.

If you have multiple I-PASS transponders on your account, Shared Balance consolidates individual balances into one account balance. However, you can view individual transponder transaction histories and monthly toll usage.

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Violation Enforcement

Learn more about Violations

Violation Enforcement FAQs

Drivers who wish to contest a toll violation can download an Affidavit of Nonliability form, indicate the reason they are contesting the toll violation and mail the form along with the required documentation to the Tollway. A written notice of the agency's decision will be mailed to the customer. If the reason for contesting the toll violation is not listed on the form, customers can call Tollway Customer Service at 800-UC-IPASS (800-824-7277) for assistance.

All persons receiving a Notice of Toll Violation have the right to contest the violations by requesting an administrative hearing prior to the due date listed on that notice.

Another option is to complete an Affidavit of Nonliability form and submit to the Tollway for review.

If you are not contesting the violations, they can be paid online, in person at any of our customer service centers, by phone at 800-UC-IPASS (800-824-7277), or by mail in the form of a cashier's check or money order. Please mail your payment to:
Illinois Tollway
PO Box 5544
Chicago, IL 60680-5544

Please include the bottom portion of the violation notice with your payment.
Make the cashier's check or money order payable to the Illinois Tollway.

Learn more about your options by visiting the violations page here.

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Unpaid Tolls

Pay Unpaid Tolls

Unpaid Tolls FAQs

An unpaid toll occurs when a vehicle travels the Tollway without an I-PASS and fails to pay online within 14 days. Customers can find information on how to pay online here.

In the event a customer fails to pay within 14 days, the customer will be invoiced for missed tolls which includes an invoice fee. Learn more here.

When you miss a toll on the Illinois Tollway, you are expected to pay the toll online, within 14 days of travel. Failure to pay tolls can result in fines, fees and possible suspension of your license plate and/or your driver's license.

Pay Online

Credit/Debit Card Only
Please have the following information available:

  • Vehicle owner's name and contact information
  • License plate state/type/number
  • Date and time when the incident(s) occurred

Pay By Plate

Pay by Mail

You can mail your payment (check, money order or cash) with missed toll information to:
Illinois Tollway
P.O. Box 5382
Chicago, IL 60680-5382

You will need to submit the following information to complete the transaction:

  • License plate state/type/number
  • Vehicle make and model
  • Date and time when the incident(s) occurred
  • Identify road and toll plaza location(s) where the incident(s) occurred

In order to avoid the incident from being recorded as a toll violation, the toll payment form must have all the required information filled out completely and be received by the Tollway within 14 days of the unpaid toll.


Fleets FAQs

To ensure compliance with section 10(a-5) of the Illinois Toll Highway Act, 605 ILCS 10/10 (a-5), the Tollway will reassign violations to the person who was renting/leasing a vehicle at the time a violation occurred if the rental/leasing company meets the following criteria and follows the process outlined below:

  1. The company must be the registered owner of the vehicle.
  2. The company's rental/leasing agreement(s) must contain a provision advising the renter/lessee that they will be responsible for payment of tolls and any fines for toll evasion.
  3. The rental/leasing agreement must be approved by the Tollway prior to submitting any requests for reassignments. This approval is required on an annual basis (see below).
  4. The company must post a sign at the rental/leasing counter notifying the renter/lessee of the responsibility to pay tolls and any fines for toll evasion.
  5. The company must provide the necessary documentation to the Tollway by the due date listed on the Notice of Toll Violation (see below for more information).

Process for Rental/Leasing Agreement Approvals
A blank copy of the company's master agreement should be submitted to the Tollway along with a letter on company letterhead requesting approval of the agreement for the purpose of reassigning violations. Notification by mail of the approval or denial (with reasons why) will be provided.

Each year, you will receive a renewal letter requesting certification that your agreement has not changed or requesting a new master agreement be submitted for approval if any changes have been made since the last submittal. If a new master agreement is submitted, it must be approved prior to reassignments being submitted.

Please e-mail documents to fleets@getipass.com or mail to:

Illinois State Toll Highway Authority
Violation Processing Center-Reassignments
P.O. Box 5544
Chicago, IL 60680-5544

If a company meets the criteria above, violation notices can be reassigned following one of the processes described below.

Process for Reassignment: Option 1
Once a company's master rental/leasing agreement is approved and on file with the Tollway, the following should be submitted for reassignment consideration:

  1. A copy of the rental/leasing agreement or a notarized reassignment letter that contains the name, address and driver's license number of the renter/lessee, the check-out and return dates and times, and the vehicle license plate number, make and model. Sample Reassignment Letter 1
  2. A copy of the violation notice.

Please email a copy of these documents to fleets@getipass.com or mail a copy to:
Illinois State Toll Highway Authority
Violation Processing Center-Reassignments
P.O. Box 5544
Chicago, IL 60680-5544

Process for Reassignment: Option 2
Once a company's master rental/leasing agreement is approved and on file with the Tollway, the following should be submitted for reassignment consideration:

  1. A reassignment spreadsheet. Sample Reassignment Spreadsheet
  2. A notarized reassignment letter. Sample Reassignment Letter 2

Please email these documents to fleets@getipass.com or mail them to:

Illinois State Toll Highway Authority
Violation Processing Center-Reassignments
P.O. Box 5544
Chicago, IL 60680-5544

More Information
605 ILCS 10/10 (a-5) of the Illinois Toll Highway Act states that, "No commercial entity that is the lessor of a vehicle under a written lease agreement shall be liable for an administrative notice of violation for toll evasion issued under this subsection (a-5) involving that vehicle during the period of the lease if the lessor provides a copy of the leasing agreement to the Tollway within 30 days of the issue date on the Notice of Toll Violation.  The leasing agreement also must contain a provision or addendum informing the lessee that the lessee is liable for payment of all tolls and any fines for toll evasion. Each entity must also post a sign at the leasing counter notifying the lessee of that liability.  The copy of the leasing agreement provided to the Tollway must contain the name, address and driver's license number of the lessee, as well as the check-out and return dates and times, the vehicle license plate number, make and model. The statute covers any type of vehicle leasing company truck or car rental."

Per the I-PASS agreement, an I-PASS must be correctly mounted in the vehicle in order for it to function properly. In addition, the license plate number and vehicle information should be listed on the I-PASS account to help ensure violations are not incurred. Any number of license plates can be added to your I-PASS account by accessing your account online or by completing the License Plate Upload Template with the information below and emailing it to fleets@getipass.com. Should you prefer to call our toll-free number (1-800-824-7277), our representatives can add up to 10 license plates.

  1. Name on I-PASS account or contact person
  2. I-PASS account number or I-PASS transponder serial number
  3. Last four digits of the driver's license number registered on the I-PASS account or last four digits of the Tax I.D. number registered on the I-PASS account
  4. Address on I-PASS account
  5. Phone number(s) on I-PASS account
  6. Email address on the I-PASS account
  7. For each vehicle, please include license plate number, license plate state, license plate country, license plate type as well as the vehicle make, model, color and year

 


Insurance Claims FAQs

The Tollway has established a process for claims of property damage to a vehicle directly related to system operations. The Tollway cannot accept responsibility for incidents where direct liability is not clear or for circumstances outside the control of the Tollway. These incidents include, but are not limited to:

  • Weather-related events and conditions
  • Damage caused by other motorists
  • Unreported road conditions or debris

If your property damage requires urgent attention, we suggest you contact your insurance agent. The insurance company can arrange for repairs and present a claim to the Tollway on your behalf.

Download a claim form or call the Risk Management Division at 630-241-6800 extension 4288 to have a form promptly mailed.

If leaving a voice mail message, please speak slowly and include:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Date of incident
  • Brief description of incident

In addition to completing the claim form, you are responsible for submitting:

  • Two repair estimates (or paid receipts if the damages have been repaired)
  • Photographs depicting the damages (preferred, but optional)
  • Proof of ownership (copy of title/registration or insurance card)
  • Incident report or accident report prepared by the Illinois State Police (required)

Incident Reports can be completed by calling 630-241-6800 extension 5042

All claims are considered on an individual basis. The adjuster completes a thorough investigation based on all available information. You may be contacted for additional information or clarification. After a determination has been made regarding your claim, you will be advised in writing of the Tollway's decision. While every effort is made to expedite the investigation, please allow approximately 15 - 30 days for your claim to be processed. Claims are not processed without an incident or accident report from the Illinois State Police.

Learn more about an incident or accident report.

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Careers FAQs

To find out about job openings, fill out a job interest card to sign up for customized email alerts, look online or visit Illinois Tollway Headquarters at 2700 Ogden Avenue in Downers Grove. 

The Illinois Tollway values the diversity of its workforce and continually strives to improve access to employment opportunities. It is important to the Tollway that its workforce is representative of the culturally diverse communities we serve. The Illinois Tollway seeks the best and brightest candidates to apply for job opportunities available at the agency.

Illinois Tollway Employment - Find Jobs

Whether you have a high school diploma (or equivalent) or a master's degree, find a career in all different types of work environments. 

Find out if you have a future working at the Illinois Tollway. It's a great place to work.

If you do not have access to a computer and are unable to submit an application online, you may apply on a computer available at any public library or on one available in the main lobby located at 2700 Ogden Avenue in Downers Grove. Tollway computers are available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. If you require assistance applying online in the Tollway Lobby, Employee Services Coordinators are available to assist, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If applying in person, you must apply by the closing date of the position.

Learn more.

If you submitted an application online through the Illinois Tollway's website, you should have received an automatic email response once your application was received. To confirm that your application was received you may call 630-241-6800 extension 6333.

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Construction FAQs

Daily information on lane closures is available in the Media Center section of our website and at 800-TOLL-FYI 800-865-5394 .

The speed limit in work zones is in effect 24/7 for the duration of the construction project.

It is in place to protect workers and drivers who need to be aware of changes in traffic patters and lane configurations.

First-time work zone speeders are fined $250. Second-time offenders are subject to a $1,000 fine and the loss of their license for 90 days. Drivers should watch for signs that advise when work zones begin and end. Signs are posted a minimum of one-half mile in advance of a construction zone.

The penalty for hitting a construction worker is a $10,000 fine and up to 14 years in jail.


Earned Credit Program

Contact the Earned Credit Team

Earned Credit FAQs

The Earned Credit Program (ECP) is a voluntary program to promote the State of Illinois employment initiative by encouraging contractors and fabricators to sponsor into applicable unions, employ and retain qualified and eligible disenfranchised African- and Hispanic-Americans, women, ex-offenders and veterans on any construction-related project in the State of Illinois.

Any union contractor/fabricator with an existing State of Illinois or Tollway construction contract or seeking to bid on future Tollway construction projects may voluntarily participate in the ECP.

By retaining an ECP participant, contractors/fabricators can accumulate bid credits at the following rates which may apply to future bids on the Illinois Tollway's capital programs:

  • Operating engineers and structural steel ironworkers: 50 cents for every dollar earned.
  • All other skilled union trades and fabricators: 40 cents for every dollar earned.
  • Skilled laborers: 30 cents for every dollar earned.

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Media FAQs

Tollway media contacts can be found here and here.

 

Current updates on lane closures may be found here and construction project information can be found here.

Recent news releases can be found in the Media Center section of the website.

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The Illinois Tollway places a high priority on community engagement, and we’re always open to requests for our team to speak regarding our programs and initiatives. If you’re interested in someone from the Tollway speaking or presenting at your event, please fill out the following form to help keep us up to date on your organization and/or occasion that you’d like us to attend.

Customer Service

DUE TO COVID-19 OUR IN-PERSON CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTERS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED AND OUR CUSTOMER CALL CENTER IS EXPERIENCING HIGHER THAN USUAL CALL VOLUMES. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.

 

 

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In Person

I-PASS services are now available weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at five locations. Stop in to pick up or exchange a transponder, pay an unpaid toll or violation notice or update your I-PASS account.

The Customer Service Centers are located at:

 

 

ON THE PHONE

Unable to use email? Call our customer service team.  

(800) UC-IPASS
(800) 824-7277

Hours:
Weekdays: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Illinois Tollway
2700 Ogden Ave
Downers Grove, IL 60515

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