Pay By Plate

Pay By Plate from the Illinois Tollway allows you to safely and securely pay unpaid tolls if you travel without an I-PASS transponder and you do not have an IPASS account. While I-PASS is still the best, most cost-effective way to pay tolls on the Illinois Tollway, Pay-By-Plate is built on the I-PASS payment platform, giving you a range of payment options while ensuring you avoid costly fines and fees, all without a transponder. Whether you just traveled or are about to travel, simply provide your license plate details, dates of travel, and a payment method and you're all set.

What can I do with Pay By Plate?

  • Already miss a toll? No problem. For up to 14 days after you’ve traveled, you can now enter your vehicle and payment information into the Pay By Plate system. Our system will bill you the cash rate for your unpaid tolls, and you’ll have the peace of mind knowing you’ll avoid any fines and fees.
  • Renting or Borrowing a car? Pay Tolls Here! Now, if you’re renting a vehicle or have a temporary vehicle of any kind, you can use the Pay By Plate system to pay. You can still pay previously unpaid tolls for up to 14 days, and you’ll be able to set an end date to ensure you’re not charged in the future for that same vehicle.
  • Managing Multiple Vehicles? You can do that on Pay By Plate too! If you’d like, within the Pay By Plate system you can add vehicles and manage your payment methods with Pay By Plate.

Pay by Plate FAQs

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.